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 Summer Semester 2021

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

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

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

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.

Course Attributes: CM: Effective Communication; CT: Critical Thinking; IL: Information Literacy; SR: Social Responsibility; Sustainability Course

DAAP Course Offerings for Fall Semester 2021

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. As participants in this course students will be asked to engage in observation, investigation, analysis and evaluation. These skills will be put to use as you encounter your surrounding environment, community, and work with your peers. You will also have the chance to listen and respond to lectures given by discipline-specific professors. There are no prerequisites for this course yet you will be required to: Work in peer groups both in class and on discussion board. Take photographs and both print and upload files as part of your assignments. Watch, evaluate, and then comment on DAAP projects that will be showcased for you on blackboard. Your evaluations, judgments and comments may be drawn upon in-class, on discussion board, in a class blog or a self-reflective writing.

Course Attributes: CM: Effective Communication; KI: Knowledge Integration; SR: Social Responsibility; First Year Experience
BoK: FA: Fine Arts

3 credit hours

This course is intended as a general survey to provide an introduction to non-majors 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. The course will introduce students to the major movements and influences that precede the current state of interior design and establish a reference and context from which the discipline has emerged.

Course Attributes: KI: Knowledge Integration; First Year Experience
BoK: FA: Fine Arts

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

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

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. This course will include lectures by professionals and experts from industry and local fashion organizations and an industry field trip

Course Attributes: CM: Effective Communication; CT: Critical Thinking; KI: Knowledge Integration

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

3 credit hours

Students will practice science and arts based research approaches to consider the environmental consequences of the disappearance of bees through multiple modes of instruction, reflection and presentation--developing innovative habits of the mind.

Course Attributes: CM: Effective Communication; CT: Critical Thinking; IL: Information Literacy; KI: Knowledge Integration; SR: Social Responsibility; TI: Technology & Innovation; Mid-Collegiate Experience, Honors
BoK:  FA Fine Arts

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. We will also explore how these principles can be used to create resilient and regenerative human systems and how they are applied in various situations.  Field trips are required.

Course Attributes: CM: Effective Communication; CT: Critical Thinking; SR: Social Responsibility, Sustainability Course

Notes

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.


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