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Interior Environments Minor

DHA Interior Design
College of Design
  • Program Type: Undergraduate free-standing minor
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2019
  • Required credits in this minor: 15
The Interior Environments minor introduces students to the discipline's core principles and the question of how health and well-being are impacted by the social, cultural, historical, and technological forces behind the design of interior environments.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Minor Requirements
Required courses
IDES 2612 - Interior Materials and Specifications [ENV] (4.0 cr)
DES 1101W - Introduction to Design Thinking [AH, WI] (4.0 cr)
or DES 1101V - Honors: Introduction to Design Thinking [AH, WI] (4.0 cr)
History of Interiors
IDES 3161 - History of Interiors and Furnishings: Ancient to 1750 [GP] (4.0 cr)
or IDES 3162 - History of Interiors and Furnishings: 1750 to Present [HIS] (4.0 cr)
Electives
Select one of the following courses to complete a minimum of 15 credits.
IDES 1601 - Interior Design Studio I (4.0 cr)
or IDES 2613 - Interior Structures, Systems, and Life Safety (4.0 cr)
or IDES 3612 - Lighting Design (3.0 cr)
or IDES 3614 - Interior Design Ethics and Professional Practice [CIV] (4.0 cr)
or DES 4165 - Design and Globalization [DSJ] (3.0 cr)
or IDES 4616 - Sustainable Commercial Interior Design (3.0 cr)
or Interior history alternative
Students may complete IDes 3161 or IDes 3162 if not used for the minor requirement.
 
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IDES 2612 - Interior Materials and Specifications (ENV)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: [Pass portfolio review, interior design major] or interior environments minor or design minor or #
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Environmental issues, from global to interior spaces. Effect of building codes/legislation, social awareness. Functional/aesthetic relation of materials/resources to interior design. prereq: [Pass portfolio review, interior design major] or interior environments minor or design minor or instr consent
DES 1101W - Introduction to Design Thinking (AH, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02626 - Des 1101W/Des 1101V
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Theories/processes that underpin design thinking. Interactions between humans and their natural, social, and designed environments where purposeful design helps determine quality of interaction. Design professions.
DES 1101V - Honors: Introduction to Design Thinking (AH, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02538 - Des 1101W/Des 1101V
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Theories/processes that underpin design thinking. Interactions between humans and their natural, social, and designed environments where purposeful design helps determine quality of interaction. Design professions. prereq: Honors student
IDES 3161 - History of Interiors and Furnishings: Ancient to 1750 (GP)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Study of European and American interiors and furnishings, including furniture, textiles, and decorative objects.
IDES 3162 - History of Interiors and Furnishings: 1750 to Present (HIS)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
European/American interiors/furnishings, including furniture, textiles, and decorative objects.
IDES 1601 - Interior Design Studio I
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: Interior design pre-major or interior environments minor
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Theories used to solve interior design problems related to human behavior. Design process. Communication skills that are required for interior design profession. prereq: Interior design pre-major or interior environments minor
IDES 2613 - Interior Structures, Systems, and Life Safety
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Codes, standards, regulations, and guidelines that govern design of interior space and support life safety. Integration of building systems. Structures for non-residential/residential occupancy. Building/energy codes. Lectures, guest speakers, field trips.
IDES 3612 - Lighting Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02759
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Lighting as dynamic design element. Psychological aspects of light color/quality/sources. Photometrics, codes, daylighting, energy conservation. How lighting impacts health/well-being. Integrating lighting with interior/architectural elements. Lighting/fixture design. Computer visualization. Lecture, assignments, projects.
IDES 3614 - Interior Design Ethics and Professional Practice (CIV)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: 2604 or DHA 2604; or Interior Environments Minor
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Business of interior design, professional ethics, and responsible design. Ethical theory/conduct. Responsibility to business, clients, colleagues, and community at large and globally. prereq: 2604 or DHA 2604; or Interior Environments Minor
DES 4165 - Design and Globalization (DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01200 - Des 4165/Des 5165
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
The course explores how culture, identity, and difference are defined and produced and the role that design plays in the production of difference, inequality, and marginalization. prereq: Jr or sr
IDES 4616 - Sustainable Commercial Interior Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02743
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Intent, requirements, submittals, technologies/strategies to achieve LEED CI standards in existing, new construction, or tenant improvement projects.