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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 Center for Pathways Advising and Student Success website.

DAAP Course Offerings for Summer Semester 2020


DAAP 1101C: Digital to Physical: Intro to 3D Modeling to Digital Fabrication
Session D: May 11-June 23
(3 credits)

This course will introduce basic 3D modeling software to facilitate 3D printing and laser cutting operations. Students will create a digital 3D model and export 2D and 3D files for laser cutting and 3D printing. The course includes lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on experience. Students who complete this introductory course will have a solid understanding of 3D modeling and the digital-to-physical process and their potential and will be able to fabricate and customize 3D designs.
BoK: FA: Fine Arts

DAAP 1025: Basic Drawing for Non-DAAP Majors
Session D: May 11-June 23
(3 credit hours)

A course for non-majors that focuses on the creation of drawings that demonstrate an understanding of one and two-point perspective and illusionistic space using a variety of black and white and color mediums. The class includes demonstrations, critiques, and discussions of artists who work in drawing. The format of this course includes both seminar and studio/lab components. Course Attributes: CM: Effective Communication; CT: Critical Thinking; KI: Knowledge Integration
BoK: FA: Fine Arts

DAAP 3000: Applied Trend Research and Analysis
Session D: May 11-June 23
(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
BoK: SR: Social Responsibility

DAAP 2013: A Non-Designer’s Guide to Graphic Design
Full Summer: May 11-Aug 8
(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: FA: Fine Arts

DAAP 2011: Fundamentals of Photography Design for non-DAAP majors
Full Summer: May 11-Aug 8
(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

HORT 4080: Hops + History: Intro to Beer
Session D: May 11-June 23
(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. A fee will be charged to cover the cost of materials. Prerequisite: Students must be 21years of age or older. Course Attributes: CT: Critical Thinking

HORT 4082: Introduction to Wine
Session E: June 24-Aug 8
(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. Prerequisite: Students must be 21 years of age or older. Course Attributes: CT: Critical Thinking

 

DAAP Course Offerings for Fall Semester 2020

 

DAAP 1011: Design, Art, and the Built Environment
(3 credit hours)

This introductory course will provide you with an overview of the disciplines within the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning at the University of Cincinnati. This course will help you understand, identify, analyze, and interpret your built historic and visual surroundings in transformative ways that will enable you to become a critical participant in your community. Gen Ed Competencies: CM: Effective Communication; CT: Critical Thinking; KI: Knowledge Integration; SR: Social Responsibility
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. Gen Ed Competencies: CM: Effective Communication; CT: Critical Thinking
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. Gen Ed Competencies: CM: Effective Communication; IL: Information Literacy; KI: Knowledge Integration
BoK: FA: Fine Arts

DAAP 2022: The Business of Fashion
(3 credit hours)

This course will explore fashion retailing and the various business structures in the fashion industry. The primary focus will be on the numerous forms of Fashion Retailing and trends with an exploration of possible fashion-based career paths in retailing and merchandising. Gen Ed Competencies: CM: Effective Communication; CT: Critical Thinking; KI: Knowledge Integration

DAAP 2023: Style Studies: London
(3 credits)

This international-travel course will educate and expose students to the impact of fashion retailing on aspects of business and society and give them a formational cultural building block for future growth and personal development in this area. London is a cutting edge destination, bridging the European market with the US market.

DAAP 5061/DAAP 6061: Permaculture I
(3 credit hours)

This course lays the foundations of the Permaculture Design philosophy. It will teach students how and why ecological thinking and philosophies like Permaculture are fundamental to the future on various levels, be it in farming, building, energy, or ecological systems. The student will learn the Principles and Ethics of Permaculture and how to use and implement Permaculture Design methods and practices on a small, residential scale. Field trips are required. Gen Ed Competencies: CM: Effective Communication; CT: Critical Thinking; SR: Social Responsibility

SAID 1031: Human Dimension of Space
(3 credit hours)

This is an introductory course on the discipline, field, and profession of architecture and interior design. The course provides a general overview of the field of architecture and interior design by particularly focusing on the processes, issues, and dynamics surrounding the production and experience of the built environment. Issues discussed include perception of space, ergonomics, proxemics, gender issues, human factors in design, people environment relations, environmental psychology, public-interest design, and socio-cultural factors in spaces. Gen Ed Competencies: KI: Knowledge Integration

INTD 1032: Interior Design for Non-Majors
(3 credit hours)

This course is intended as a general survey to provide an introduction to nonmajors to the fundamental issues, personalities, and interior spaces that are involved in the evolution discipline of interior design. It is intended to enhance a student’s understanding and appreciation of the issues that impact both the field and emerging profession. Gen Ed Competencies: KI: Knowledge Integration
BoK: KI: Fine Arts

DAAP 3081: Sustainability
(3 credit hours)

This course provides an introduction to the principles of Sustainability and Sustainable Design. This includes issues of sociology, demography, economy and finance, economic development, construction and environmental technologies, climate and climate change and all major disciplines of design, including humanitarian design. This includes an investigation of the thermal aspects of the environment, including consideration of physiology, climatology, natural adaptation, and thermal conditions. Gen Ed Competencies: KI: Knowledge Integration; SR: social Responsibility
BoK: TI: Technology + Innovation; NS: Natural Science

HORT 4080: Hops + History: Intro 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. A fee will be charged to cover the cost of materials. Prerequisite: Students must be 21years 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