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Non-DAAP Major Courses:

Courses at the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP) aren't just for DAAP majors! We offer several classes for UC students enrolled in non-DAAP majors with subjects ranging from horticulture to photography. Check out the class offerings for the upcoming semesters below!

Not a UC student? Would you like to take a class at the College of DAAP without pursuing a degree? Interested parties should contact the instructor of the specific course for permission to register. If permission is granted, please complete and submit a UC Basic Data Form. Once processed, the student will be able to register for classes. For details on taking classes as a non-degree seeking student, please visit the Transfer & Transition Advising Center website.

DAAP Course Offerings for Spring Semester 2021


DAAP 1013 - Art Appreciation
(3 credit hours)

This course is designed as an introduction for non-majors to the visual arts, through the study of media, processes, technologies, styles, cultures, concepts in the cabin area for visual art. We will look at painting drying sculpture of photography architecture printmaking and electronic media spending 12 centuries. Students will develop a vocabulary for discussing art as well as skills for thinking about visual art, art making our patronage and more.
Course Attributes: CM: Effective Communication; CT: Critical Thinking; IL: Information Literacy
BoK: FA: Fine Arts

DAAP 2011 - Fundamentals of Photography Design for non-DAAP majors
(3 credit hours)

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.
Course Attributes: CM: Effective Communication; IL: Information Literacy; KI: Knowledge Integration
BoK: FA: Fine Arts

DAAP 2013 - A Non-Designer's Guide to Graphic Design
(3 credit hours)

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.
Course Attributes: CM: Effective Communication; CT: Critical Thinking
BoK: SR: Social Responsibility

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

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.
Course Attributes: CM: Effective Communication; CT: Critical Thinking; IL: Information Literacy; KI: Knowledge Integration
BoK: FA: Fine Arts

DAAP 3000 - Applied Trend Research and Analysis
(3 credit hours)

This course provides and introduction to trend forecasting research and methodology necessary to identify, categorize, analyze and synthesize socio-economic trends that will impact product and system development into the future.
Pre-Requisite: To take this course you must be at least a Junior.
Course Attributes: CM: Effective Communication; CT: Critical Thinking; IL: Information Literacy; KI: Knowledge Integration; SR: Social Responsibility

DAAP 5062 - Permaculture II
(3 credit hours)

This course will introduce students to fundamental concepts of farm design, community design, and the basics of Natural Building and Basic DIY Green Retrofits of existing buildings, all through the Permaculture lens, seeking to build net positive systems. It also covers “invisible structures” such as social and cultural systems and how Permaculture Design seeks to make them more regenerative to ultimately build a resilient and permanent culture. These are all required topics of the Certification. Field trips may be required.
Course Attributes: CM: Effective Communication; CT: Critical Thinking; SR: Social Responsibility

FAA 1022 - Basic Rendering the Figure from Life for non-DAAP majors
(3 credit hours)

This course involves an intensive study of the human form working from both clothed and nude models for the non-DAAP student/artist or novice wishing to improve their work from a live model in a two-dimensional painting or drawing medium. The structure and expressive values of the human body are delivered through lectures, demonstrations and lab (studio) application. A progressive emphasis is placed on the human form as a source for compositional motives, culminating in carefully planned drawings or painted sketches that integrate figure and field into complex formal narratives
Course Attributes: CM: Effective Communication; CT: Critical Thinking
BoK: FA: Fine Arts

FAA 1034 - Basic Ceramic Handbuilding for non-DAAP majors
(3 credit hours)

This course will provide an introduction to hand forming and the technical processes of working with clay. Students will explore hand building with terra cotta as a way to make both functional and expressive works out of clay. We will work with many different building methods, such as coiling, pinch pots, slab building, and the use of molds. This class is will also focus on different methods of decorating and glazing earthenware. No prior ceramic experience is needed for this course.
Course Attributes: CM: Effective Communication; CT: Critical Thinking; KI: Knowledge Integration
BoK: FA: Fine Arts

FAA 1040 - Basic Painting for non-DAAP majors
(3 credit hours)

This course is an introduction to the medium of painting, understood as representing the three-dimensional world on a two-dimensional support, using oil paints in a full set of colors.You will become familiar with the qualities of oilpaint, mediums, color mixing, paint application, canvas preparation, grounds, supports and various painting materials. This class allows you to build your skill level through studio practice and assignments.
Course Attributes: CM: Effective Communication; CT: Critical Thinking; KI: Knowledge Integration
BoK: FA: Fine Arts

FAA 1053 - Basic Printmaking for non-DAAP majors
(3 credit hours)

This course provides an introduction to the art and technique of basic printmaking as a medium of artistic expression. Course activities include lectures, demonstrations, critiques, studio work and viewing of original prints. Extensive hands-on experience with a range of techniques will be experienced through assigned projects and critiques that encourage the integration of concept and technique.
Course Attributes: CM: Effective Communication; CT: Critical Thinking; KI: Knowledge Integration
BoK: FA: Fine Arts

HORT 4080 - Hops and History: Introduction to Beer
(3 credit hours)

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 21years of age or older. A fee will be charged to cover the cost of materials.
Course Attributes: CT: Critical Thinking

HORT 4082 - Introduction to Wine
(3 credit hours)

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.
Course Attributes: CT: Critical Thinking

 

NOTES:

NOTE: All Horticulture (HORT) and Art History (ARTH) courses are open for non-DAAP students, provided they have met the appropriate prerequisites or have permission of the instructor. Some introductory Fine Arts (FAA) courses for “non-DAAP Majors” are also offered.

School of Planning courses are open to non-DAAP majors. This is based on seating availability. Our studios (PLAN 1012, 3031) and capstone/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.



Questions? Contact DAAP Student Affairs at 513-556-1376 or daapadvising@uc.edu