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HOUSING STUDIES (HSG)
College of Design
DHA Housing Studies
 
HSG 1461 - Introduction to Housing
(3.0 cr; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
Physical, social, economic, and psychological aspects of housing. Housing as process/product for the individual, family, and community. Impacts of federal, state, and local governmental policies and economic trends.



HSG 2196 - Work Experience in Housing Studies
(1.0 - 4.0 cr [max 8.0 cr]; Prereq-Plan submitted/approved by [adviser, internship supervisor], written approval of supervisor, #; S-N only, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Supervised work experience in business, industry, or government, related to student's area of study. Integrative paper or project.



HSG 2463 - Housing and Community Development
(3.0 cr; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
Meaning/significance of neighborhood/community, residential neighborhood change, impact of housing on neighborhood conditions. Gentrification, displacement, racial segregation, suburbanization, community-based revitalization.



HSG 3170 - Topics in Housing Studies
(1.0 - 4.0 cr [max 32.0 cr]; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, summer, every year)
In-depth investigation of specific topic.



HSG 3482 - Sustainable Housing: Community, Environment, and Technology (TS)
(3.0 cr; =[ESPM 3601]; A-F or Aud, spring, offered periodically)
Effects of people and their homes on the environment. Energy/resource efficiency, environmental responsibility, occupant health. Affordability issues. Design, construction, renovation, retrofitting, landscaping. Options for lighting, weatherization, water use, emissions, waste reduction, recycling, air quality, hazardous materials, and housing growth.



HSG 4160H - Honors Capstone Project
(2.0 cr [max 4.0 cr]; Prereq-Housing studies honors; A-F only, fall, spring, every year)
Individualizes honors experience by connecting aspects of major program with special academic interests.



HSG 4193 - Directed Study in Housing Studies
(1.0 - 4.0 cr [max 8.0 cr]; Prereq-Undergrad, #; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Independent study in Housing Studies under tutorial guidance.



HSG 4196 - Internship in Housing Studies
(1.0 - 4.0 cr [max 4.0 cr]; =[GDES 4196, ADES 4196]; Prereq-Completion of at least one-half of professional sequence, plan submitted/approved in advance by [adviser, internship supervisor], written consent of faculty supervisor, #; S-N or Aud, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Supervised work experience relating activity in business, industry, or government to the student's area of study. Integrative paper or project may be required.



HSG 4413 - A Systems Approach to Residential Construction
(4.0 cr; =[BBE 5413, BBE 4413]; Prereq-Upper div or #; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
Dynamic/interrelated issues of energy, moisture control, indoor air quality in residential buidlings. Emphasizes design, construction, and operational aspects to provide an energy efficient, durable structure, and healthy living environment. Interaction between moisture and wood products within building system.



HSG 4461 - Housing Development and Management
(4.0 cr; Prereq-[[1461 or DHA 1461], [2463 or DHA 2463]] or grad student or #; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
Housing development process/financing. Management of multifamily housing. Emphasizes housing for low-income families/specific populations (e.g., older residents).



HSG 4465 - Housing in a Global Perspective
(3.0 cr; Prereq-[[2401 or DHA 2401], [2463 or DHA 2463]] or grad student or #; A-F or Aud, spring, even academic years)
Demographic changes, economic connections, and public policies for housing around the world. Sustainable development, rural-to-urban migration, land distribution, economic globalization, and civil conflict and war.



HSG 4467W - Housing and the Social Environment (WI)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-2401 or DHA 2401 or #; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
Housing choices in context of social environment. Emphasizes special needs of elderly, disabled, minorities, large families, female-headed households, and low-income households. Students conduct a post-occupancy evaluation of housing.



HSG 5170 - Topics in Housing Studies
(1.0 - 4.0 cr [max 32.0 cr]; Prereq-Jr or sr or grad student; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, summer, every year)
In-depth investigation of a single specific topic, announced in advance.



HSG 5193 - Directed Study in Housing Studies
(1.0 - 4.0 cr [max 8.0 cr]; Prereq-Jr or sr or grad student; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Independent study in Housing Studies under tutorial guidance.



HSG 5196 - Field Study: National/International
(1.0 - 10.0 cr [max 10.0 cr]; =[GDES 5196, APST 5196, DES 5196]; Prereq-#; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Faculty-directed field study in national or international setting.



HSG 5463 - Housing Policy
(3.0 cr; =[PA 5261]; Prereq-[[2401 or DHA 2401], [2463 or DHA 2463]] or #; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
Institutional/environmental settings that make up housing policy in the United States. Competing ideas about solving housing problems through public intervention in the market. Federal/local public sector responses to housing problems.



HSG 5464 - Understanding Housing: Assessment and Analysis
(3.0 cr; Prereq-[[2401 or DHA 2401], [2463 or DHA 2463]] or #; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
Analytical design applied to analysis/presentation of housing/housing-related data. Use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to display, analyze, and communicate spatial data related to housing.



HSG 5467 - Housing and the Social Environment
(4.0 cr; =[01739]; Prereq-Grad student; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
Housing choices in context of social environment. Emphasizes special needs of elderly, disabled, minorities, large families, female-headed households, and low-income households. Students conduct a post-occupancy evaluation of housing.



HSG 5471 - Housing Studies Certificate Seminar
(2.0 cr; Prereq-Admitted to Housing Studies Certificate Prog; A-F or Aud, spring, even academic years)
Integrative seminar and "capstone" to Certificate program. Students prepare an individual career plan that focuses on application of housing studies to community/workplace.



HSG 5481 - Promoting Independence in Housing and Community
(3.0 cr; Prereq-[[2401 or DHA 2401], [jr or sr or grad student]] or #; A-F or Aud, fall, odd academic years)
Housing, work, and community environments as they relate to aging and managing disabilities. Principles of home modification, universal design, livable communities, and assistive technology to support individuals/families.



HSG 5484 - Rural Housing Issues
(3.0 cr; Prereq-[[2401 or DHA 2401], [2463 or DHA 2463]] or #; A-F or Aud, spring, odd academic years)
Housing issues for non-metropolitan places, small towns, and rural areas. Housing needs and policy implications for rural residents. Economic development strategies for housing availability, adequacy, and affordability.



HSG 8170 - Topics in Housing Studies
(1.0 - 3.0 cr [max 6.0 cr]; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
In-depth investigation of topic announced in advance.



HSG 8180 - Professional Seminar
(1.0 - 2.0 cr [max 4.0 cr]; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Professional development issues/trends.



HSG 8192 - Readings in Housing Studies
(1.0 - 3.0 cr [max 8.0 cr]; Prereq-#; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Independent study, review of books, and periodicals under tutorial guidance.



HSG 8193 - Directed Study
(1.0 - 3.0 cr [max 8.0 cr]; Prereq-#; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Directed study in housing studies.



HSG 8222 - Plan B Master's Project
(3.0 cr; Prereq-[DHA or design master's] student, #; S-N or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Plan B master's project.



HSG 8463 - Housing: Race and Class
(3.0 cr; A-F or Aud, fall, even academic years)
Intersections between housing, race, and class. How housing reflects and helps to constitute racial/class difference. Housing as spatial expression of race/class. Case studies.



HSG 8467 - Theoretical Perspectives in Housing Studies
(3.0 cr; Prereq-5467 or DHA 5467 or #; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
Investigation/evaluation of theories applied to housing. Levels of analysis. Links between theory, research questions, and methodological approaches.



 
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