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Non-DAAP Major Electives

Courses at the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning aren't just for DAAP majors! We offer several courses and minors for non-DAAP majors to learn about anything from photography to video production and animation. Questions? Contact DAAP Student Affairs at 556-1376. Below we have listed majors/minors and paired it with a recommended course: 


Recommended Non-major DAAP Courses for Fall Semester 2016

Accounting

The field of managerial accounting deals with extracting relevant information from the details of the accounting system and integrating economic knowledge and business trends to make informed decisions. Design focuses on developing a human-centered, systematic understanding of socio economic trends that impact product and system development. If you are interested in learning how to identify, analyze and communicate the impact of emerging trends on your business, we recommend these courses: 

DAAP  2013C  Guide to Design (3) Bok: FA

DAAP  3000  Applied Trend Research and Analysis (3) 


Economics

Poised on the intersection between social science and business focuses on how society manages its scarce resources on top of a strong theoretical business foundation. Design is also focused on the intersection of social science and business, seeking to understand how a society’s constituents interact with and solve wicked problems using a designed systems approach. If you are interested in learning how to integrate and communicate a design-based, social research perspective into your understanding of economic factors, we recommend these courses:

DAAP  2013C  Guide to Design (3) Bok: FA

DAAP  3000  Applied Trend Research and Analysis (3)

SAID   2081  Sustainability (3)


Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs are focused on identifying or creating the next evolution in business resulting in the ideation, conceptualization, formulation, and execution of new ventures. Designers are focused on identifying revolutionary innovation opportunities using human-centered research tools, ideation and commercialization practices to bring new ideas, services and systems to market. If you are interested in learning how to integrate and communicate a design based, social research perspective into your understanding of entrepreneurial activities, we recommend these courses:

DAAP  2013C  Guide to Design (3) Bok: FA 

DAAP  3000  Applied Trend Research and Analysis (3)

SAID   2081  Sustainability (3)


Finance

Finance is an analytical discipline focusing on critical decisions faced by individuals, businesses, and nonprofit organizations, integrating economic, accounting and quantitative analysis disciplines. Design focuses on developing a human-centered, systematic understanding of socio-economic trends. If you’re interested in learning how to integrate and communicate a design-based, social research perspective into your understanding of financial factors, we recommend these courses:

DAAP  2013C  Guide to Design (3) Bok: FA 

DAAP  3000  Applied Trend Research and Analysis (3)


Information Systems

Information systems programs function at the intersection of businesses and technology, designing and building solutions that allow business to effectively leverage information technology. Understanding and integrating basic visual communication and engagement techniques into information systems is critical to the successful adoption and utilization of systems in practice. If you are interested in learning the basic visual communication principles - balance, proximity, alignment, repetition, contrast, and white space - to enhance system engagement, we recommend this course:

DAAP  2013C  Guide to Design (3) Bok: FA  


Insurance and Risk Management

The insurance and risk management program is designed to equip students for productive careers focused on managing risks in the areas of a property or casualty, or life and health insurance. Design is focused on developing a human-centered, systematic understanding of socio-economic trends that will impact future products and systems. If you are interested in learning how to integrate and communicate a design-based, trends based perspective into your understanding of risk management, we recommend these courses:


DAAP  2013C  Guide to Design (3; Bok: FA)

DAAP  3000  Applied Trend Research and Analysis (3)


International Business

International Business practice is focused on broadening an awareness and understanding of the challenges faced by business in a global economy. Design is focused on developing a human-centered, systematic understanding of cultural based, socio-economic trends that will impact product and system development into the future. If you are interested in learning how to integrate and communicate a design-based, social research perspective into your understanding of international business, we recommend these courses:


DAAP  2013C  Guide to Design (3) Bok: FA

DAAP  3000  Applied Trend Research and Analysis (3)

SAID   2081  Sustainability (3)


Marketing 

Marketing is a broad and integrated system of activities that helps organizations provide products and services that satisfy customers based on insights gained from consumer motivation and behavior research. Design is focused on understanding the values that drive people to engage with brands and establish long lasting relationships based on meaningful experiences. If you are a Marketing major and you are interested in learning how to develop and design programs that are on trend, connect with your audience and visually communicate well, we recommend:

DAAP  2011  Fundamentals of Photography Design (3) Bok: FA

DAAP  2013C  Guide to Design (3) Bok: FA 

DAAP  3000  Applied Trend Research and Analysis (3)

FAA    1035  Basic Video (3) Bok: FA


Real Estate

A real estate major possess an entrepreneurial spirit combined with a knowledge of finance, urban economics and planning and sales and communication techniques.  Your career may require you to market a variety of properties across residential and commercial markets, ranging in age, curb appeal and function. To learn how to develop effective sales and marketing programs highlighting unique aspects of properties and audiences, we recommend these courses:

ARCH6025 Introduction to Historic Preservation

DAAP2011 Fundamentals of Photography Design (3; Bok: FA) 

DAAP2013C Guide to Design (3; Bok: FA) 

DAAP3000 Applied Trend Research and Analysis (3)

All of the SOP (School of Planning) courses are open to non-DAAP majors.


Operations Management

Operations management is concerned with designing efficient and productive processes, by effectively allocating resources, controlling inventory and optimal project management. Design is focused on understanding the values that drive people to engage with brands and establish long lasting relationships based on meaningful experiences. If you are interested in learning how to integrate and communicate a design-based, social research perspective into your understanding of business operations, we recommend these courses:

DAAP  2013C  Guide to Design (3; Bok: FA) 

DAAP  3000  Applied Trend Research and Analysis (3)


For more information about minor programs in Architecture, Fashion, and Fine Arts or certificates in Urban Design and Planning visit:

Architectural Studies Minor

Art History Minor

Fine Arts Minor

Fashion Design Studies Minor

Horticulture Minor

School of Planning Certificates