Academic

Courses for Non-DAAP Majors

 

Courses at the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning aren't just for DAAP majors! We offer several classes for non-DAAP majors to learn about anything from photography to video production and animation. Check out the class offerings for the upcoming and fall semester below:

 

DAAP Course Offerings for Spring Semester 2019

DAAP 1012- Race and Identity in American Art and Culture (3 credit hours; BoK: DC FA/ CM CT IL SR)

001         43650                    MoWeFr 12:20PM- 1:15PM                                                                                        

This course surveys the national and racial atmosphere of the United States from the colonial period to the 20th century, through a study of both visual culture and literature. The course is divided into three sections. In the first third of the class we examine the visual encodings of racism in American art of the nineteenth-century, and explore issues of racial identity and representation. In the second part, we will focus on the tumultuous decades surrounding the Civil War and the role that race played in the nation’s coping with the changes brought on by war. The last third of the class considers the changing character of American nationalism from 1830 through the turn of the century, focusing on the role of landscape and representations of Native Americans to express notions of Manifest Destiny. Throughout the course we will look at the artwork of a number of key artists including Winslow Homer, Eastman Johnson, Thomas Nast, Albert Bierstadt, and George Catlin, as well as lesser-known regionalist artists who grappled with the issues of slavery, abolition, war, and American identity in their art. We will also sample from 19th century literature (e.g., Thomas Nelson Page and James Fenimore Cooper) and 20th century film (e.g., Birth of a Nation and The Last of the Mohicans) to get a better understanding of popular expressions of race and identity.

 

DAAP 2011 Fundamentals of Photography Design for non-DAAP majors (3 credit hours; BoK: FA)

001         49652                    Tu 6:00PM - 8:50PM                                                                                                      

002         49653                    We 6:00PM - 8:50PM

Explore the visual fundamentals of photographic design. Learn how to effectively use F-stops, shutter speed, ISO, and the various modes of a digital camera to improve your photographs and communicate your ideas. Investigate compositional techniques as they relate to photographing people, the landscape, and movement. Discover how line, form, value, color, and texture can be organized to enhance visual communication and improve interpretation.

 

DAAP 2013 A Non-Designer’s Guide to Graphic Design (3 credit hours; BoK: FA)

001         42258                    MoWe 9:00AM – 10:20AM

002         42261                    MoWe 10:30AM – 11:50AM

This course focuses on the conceptual thinking and problem solving methods used by graphic designers in developing communications that sell ideas. Emphasis is placed on evaluating the messaging and sales objectives to create designs effectively communicating and influencing a targeted audience. Discussions will cover graphic design principles and methods, which students will then apply to develop their own proposed solutions to address assigned problems. Course will be taught using current design software for both digital and print based solutions.

 

DAAP 2021 Fashion in the Public Eye (3 credit hours)

001         49651                    TuTh 11:00AM - 12:20PM

This course will explore the impact of fashion design and trends, as they are conveyed to, and shared with the public. Students will develop a working knowledge of the history of fashion media and fashion marketing, along with the various media outlets for fashion. We will consider how the message of personal style, expression, and the newest trends reaches and effects public perception. This course will include field trips to industry locations and a hands-on experience with a fashion media event; fashion show.

 

 

DAAP 3000 Applied Trend Research and Analysis (3 credit hours) students must have junior status

001         49654                    MoWe 6:00PM - 7:20PM

This course provides an introduction to creating interactive artworks and environments utilizing the open-source Arduino electronics prototyping platform. Students will learn to use and modify open-source code, integration of sensors, and the activation of lights, motors and servos. The format of this course includes both seminar and studio/lab components

 

DAAP 3001 Interactive Digital Arts (3 credit hours) students must have sophomore status

001         49655                    MoWe 6:00PM - 8:50PM

This course provides an introduction to creating interactive artworks and environments utilizing the open-source Arduino electronics prototyping platform. Students will learn to use and modify open-source code, integration of sensors, and the activation of lights, motors and servos. The format of this course includes both seminar and studio/lab components.

 

DAAP 5190 Interdisciplinary Topics in Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (1-3 credit hours)

003         47841                    Fr 6:00pm – 10:00pm; SaSu 9:00am - 6:00pm

 

DAAP 6090 Interdisciplinary Topics in Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (1-3 credit hours)

003         47843                    Fr 6:00pm – 10:00pm; SaSu 9:00am - 6:00pm

 

This is a combined section class. This course structures an opportunity for DAAP students and faculty to work in an interdisciplinary environment to develop a research topic, program, or theme in sustainability in the urban environment. Course work will be a combination of research, readings, precedents and case studies, discussion, creative work, field work, and lab or workshop activities with expectations for advanced competence in the course work and outcomes. This course is recommended for undergraduate students who intend to pursue graduate studies or for students who are currently pursuing graduate studies. Graduate students will be expected to produce work with a higher level of performance.

 

DAAP 6001 Interactive Digital Arts (3 credit hours)

001         49656                    MoWe 6:00PM - 8:50PM

This course provides an expanded introduction to creating interactive artworks and environments utilizing the open-source Arduino electronics prototyping platform. Students will learn to use and modify open-source code, integration of sensors, and the activation of lights, motors and servos. Graduate level work will seeks a sophisticated conceptual level and Independent project development. The format of this course includes both seminar and studio/lab components. - Prerequisite Definition: To take this course you must: Be enrolled in one of these Programs 23DOC, 23MAS.

 

FAA 1010 Drawing Fundamentals (3 credit hours)

002         48341                    TBA

Drawing Fundamentals I is a beginning drawing course for students who are not currently fine arts majors, but may seek preparation for admission to an art program. It introduces students to traditional drawing methods through emphasis upon observation from nature and life. It meets for 3 hours per week. Working with black and white media, students learn techniques for representing objects in space convincingly and expressively. In addition, students learn the vocabulary of visual art. Concepts and techniques are presented through lectures, demonstrations and visual examples.

 

 

FAA 1020 Painting Fundamentals (3 credit hours)

002         48341                    Th 6:00PM - 8:50PM

Painting Fundamentals I is a beginning painting course for students who are not currently fine arts majors, but may seek preparation for admission to an art program. It introduces students to painting with acrylics and meets for 3hours per week. Students are introduced to a variety of acrylic painting techniques while developing skills in painting from observation. With these skills as a foundation, students are encouraged to explore personal expression. Emphasis is placed on the principles of color theory, form and composition. In addition, students learn the vocabulary of art. Concepts and techniques are presented through lectures, demonstrations and visual examples

 

HORT 4080 Hops and History: Introduction to Beer (3 credit hours; BOK CT)

001        46838                    Th 6:00PM - 8:50PM

002         46839                    We 6:00PM - 8:50PM

This course is an introduction to beer and the many aspects of beer brewing and drinking that are influenced by culture, history, and geography. Through brewery tours, we will learn the art and science of beer making and ingredients. Through field trips to the Brewery District in Over-the-Rhine we will see how beer has influenced Cincinnati culture and urban form. Beers from around the world will be discussed and tasted to demonstrate a wide range of beer styles, ingredients, and cultural preferences. Students will learn to describe the taste of beer and develop their palette to assess a beer for appearance, aroma, and flavor. Students must be 21 years of age or older. A fee will be charged to cover the cost of materials.

 

HORT 4082 Introduction to Wine (3 credit hours; BOK CT)

001         46861                    Tu 6:30PM - 9:20PM

This course is an introduction to wine and a review of many aspects of wine that are influenced by and influencing culture, history, geography, and economies. Through readings and discussion, this course reviews wine-making, health issues, the senses and their responses to wine, wine and food, and the taste of wine. Wine tastings of over 50 examples are designed to present practical experience with how vinification, viticulture, and terroir express themselves in the glass, as well as the differences that vintage, clonal origin and country of origin influence the flavors and textures of the final product. A fee is required to cover the cost of course materials. Students must be 21 years of age or older.

 

HORT 4082 Introduction to Wine (3 credit hours; BOK CT)

001         46861                    Tu 6:30PM - 9:20PM

This course is an introduction to wine and a review of many aspects of wine that are influenced by and influencing culture, history, geography, and economies. Through readings and discussion, this course reviews wine-making, health issues, the senses and their responses to wine, wine and food, and the taste of wine. Wine tastings of over 50 examples are designed to present practical experience with how vinification, viticulture, and terroir express themselves in the glass, as well as the differences that vintage, clonal origin and country of origin influence the flavors and textures of the final product. A fee is required to cover the cost of course materials. Students must be 21 years of age or older.

 

 

NOTES:

All Horticulture (HORT) courses are open for non-DAAP students, provided they have met the appropriate prerequisites or have permission of the instructor.

 

All of the SOP courses are open to non-DAAP majors. This is based on seating availability which we have not found to be a problem in the past. Our studios (PLAN 1012, 3031) and capstones/thesis (PLAN 5099, 7008, 7009) courses will allow non-DAAP majors if the topic pertains to their area of study and they possess the skills and ability to join the course. These courses would require professor permission for non-DAAP majors to enroll.

 

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