Twin Cities campus
 
Twin Cities Campus

Design M.S.

Design, Housing & Apparel
College of Design
Link to a list of faculty for this program.
Contact Information
Design Graduate Program, 240 McNeal Hall, 1985 Buford Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108.
  • Program Type: Master's
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2018
  • Length of program in credits: 34
  • This program does not require summer semesters for timely completion.
  • Degree: Master of Science
Along with the program-specific requirements listed below, please read the General Information section of this website for requirements that apply to all major fields.
The design graduate program focuses on the study of relationships between humans and their designed environments. This focus is based on the assumption that design and analysis of environments contributes to the improvement of the human condition. The program addresses theory, research, and application, using a shared disciplinary base from the arts and social and behavioral sciences. The goal of the program is for students to analyze, evaluate, and integrate theoretical frameworks related to humans and their designed environments. Applications submitted to the design graduate program specify the track and degree objective. Formal tracks are: - Apparel studies (including dress, history, and culture; product development; and retail merchandising and consumer studies) - Graphic design - Housing studies - Interior design
Program Delivery
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Prerequisites for Admission
The preferred undergraduate GPA for admittance to the program is 3.00.
Eligibility requirements are located on the track pages of the design graduate program website: http://dha.design.umn.edu/programs/grad.
Special Application Requirements:
Application requirements: http://dha.design.umn.edu/programs/grad/admissions.html
Applicants must submit their test score(s) from the following:
  • GRE
    • General Test - Verbal Reasoning: 144
    • General Test - Quantitative Reasoning: 153
    • General Test - Analytical Writing: 4.0
International applicants must submit score(s) from one of the following tests:
  • TOEFL
    • Internet Based - Total Score: 79
    • Internet Based - Writing Score: 21
    • Internet Based - Reading Score: 19
    • Paper Based - Total Score: 550
The preferred English language test is Test of English as Foreign Language.
Key to test abbreviations (GRE, TOEFL).
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
Plan A: Plan A requires 18 major credits, 6 credits outside the major, and 10 thesis credits. The final exam is oral.
Plan B: Plan B requires 28 major credits and 6 credits outside the major. The final exam is oral.
This program may be completed with a minor.
Use of 4xxx courses toward program requirements is permitted under certain conditions with adviser approval.
A minimum GPA of 2.80 is required for students to remain in good standing.
At least 2 semesters must be completed before filing a Degree Program Form.
Students may be required to complete additional credits upon recommendation of their committee.
Design Program Core Requirement
DES 8181 - Research Ethics (1.0 cr)
Related Field Coursework
Students are required to take a minimum of 6 credits in a related field. Courses are selected with the approval of the advisor and committee.
Program Sub-plans
Students are required to complete one of the following sub-plans.
Students may not complete the program with more than one sub-plan.
Apparel Studies
The apparel studies track advances both theoretical knowledge and applications for apparel and worn products and their relationship to human behavior. Students may focus on product development; dress, history, and culture; or retail merchandising and consumer studies. Within each of these areas of emphasis within the track, the student completes related coursework as well as research or creative production that culminates in a thesis.
Evaluation and Analysis Coursework
Students are required to take a minimum of 6 credits in evaluation and analysis.
Students may take other courses with the approval of the advisor and committee.
Take 6 or more credit(s) from the following:
· DES 8102 - Quantitative Research Methods (3.0 cr)
· DES 8103 - Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research (3.0 cr)
Concentration
Dress, History, and Culture
Theory and Philosophy Coursework
Students take a minimum of 3 credits in this category.
DES 8164 - Innovation Theory and Analysis (3.0 cr)
or DES 8112 - Design Theory (3.0 cr)
Plan A Requirements
Take 8 or more credit(s) from the following:
· DES 5165 - Design and Globalization (3.0 cr)
· APST 5218 - Fashion, Design, and the Global Industry (3.0 cr)
· DES 8112 - Design Theory (3.0 cr)
· DES 8113 - Teaching and Assessment (2.0 cr)
· DES 8115 - Grant Writing (2.0 cr)
· DES 8164 - Innovation Theory and Analysis (3.0 cr)
· DES 8166 - Material Culture and Design (3.0 cr)
· DES 8167 - Aesthetics of Design (3.0 cr)
· APST 8192 - Readings in Apparel Studies (1.0-3.0 cr)
· APST 8193 - Directed Study (1.0-3.0 cr)
· APST 8268 - Behavioral Aspects of Dress (3.0 cr)
· APST 8267 - Dress and Culture (3.0 cr)
· Thesis credits
Students take a minimum of 10 thesis credits.
· DES 8777 - Thesis Credits: Master's (1.0-18.0 cr)
or Plan B Requirements
All Plan B Master's students are required to register for DES 8222 Plan B Master's Project the last semester of the program.
Take 15 or more credit(s) from the following:
· DES 5165 - Design and Globalization (3.0 cr)
· APST 5218 - Fashion, Design, and the Global Industry (3.0 cr)
· DES 8112 - Design Theory (3.0 cr)
· DES 8113 - Teaching and Assessment (2.0 cr)
· DES 8115 - Grant Writing (2.0 cr)
· DES 8164 - Innovation Theory and Analysis (3.0 cr)
· DES 8166 - Material Culture and Design (3.0 cr)
· DES 8167 - Aesthetics of Design (3.0 cr)
· APST 8192 - Readings in Apparel Studies (1.0-3.0 cr)
· APST 8193 - Directed Study (1.0-3.0 cr)
· APST 8267 - Dress and Culture (3.0 cr)
· APST 8268 - Behavioral Aspects of Dress (3.0 cr)
· Plan B Master's Project
Students take a minimum of 3 credits in this category.
· APST 8222 - Plan B Master's Project (3.0 cr)
-OR-
Product Development
Theory and Philosophy Coursework
Students take a minimum of 3 credits in this category.
DES 8112 - Design Theory (3.0 cr)
or DES 8164 - Innovation Theory and Analysis (3.0 cr)
Plan A Requirements
Take 8 or more credit(s) from the following:
· DES 5185 - Human Factors in Design (3.0 cr)
· APST 5218 - Fashion, Design, and the Global Industry (3.0 cr)
· DES 8113 - Teaching and Assessment (2.0 cr)
· DES 8114 - Design Studio (4.0 cr)
· DES 8115 - Grant Writing (2.0 cr)
· DES 8151 - Product Development (3.0 cr)
· DES 8166 - Material Culture and Design (3.0 cr)
· DES 8167 - Aesthetics of Design (3.0 cr)
· APST 8192 - Readings in Apparel Studies (1.0-3.0 cr)
· APST 8193 - Directed Study (1.0-3.0 cr)
· GDES 8361 - Color, Design, and Human Perception (3.0 cr)
· Thesis Credits
Students take a minimum of 10 thesis credits.
· DES 8777 - Thesis Credits: Master's (1.0-18.0 cr)
or Plan B Requirements
Plan B Master's students are required to take DES 8222 Master's Plan B Project the final semester of the program.
Take 15 or more credit(s) from the following:
· DES 5185 - Human Factors in Design (3.0 cr)
· APST 5218 - Fashion, Design, and the Global Industry (3.0 cr)
· DES 8113 - Teaching and Assessment (2.0 cr)
· DES 8114 - Design Studio (4.0 cr)
· DES 8115 - Grant Writing (2.0 cr)
· DES 8151 - Product Development (3.0 cr)
· DES 8166 - Material Culture and Design (3.0 cr)
· DES 8167 - Aesthetics of Design (3.0 cr)
· APST 8192 - Readings in Apparel Studies (1.0-3.0 cr)
· APST 8193 - Directed Study (1.0-3.0 cr)
· GDES 8361 - Color, Design, and Human Perception (3.0 cr)
· Plan B Master's Project
Students take a minimum of 3 credits in this category.
· APST 8222 - Plan B Master's Project (3.0 cr)
-OR-
Retail Merchandising and Consumer Studies
Theory and Philosophy Coursework
APST 8272 - Digital Consumers: Theories in Retail and Consumer Studies (3.0 cr)
Plan A Requirements
Take 8 or more credit(s) from the following:
· APST 5117 - Retail Environments and Human Behavior (3.0 cr)
· APST 5123 - Living in a Consumer Society (3.0 cr)
· APST 5124 - Consumers of Design (3.0 cr)
· DES 8113 - Teaching and Assessment (2.0 cr)
· DES 8115 - Grant Writing (2.0 cr)
· DES 8151 - Product Development (3.0 cr)
· DES 8167 - Aesthetics of Design (3.0 cr)
· APST 8267 - Dress and Culture (3.0 cr)
· APST 8268 - Behavioral Aspects of Dress (3.0 cr)
· APST 8192 - Readings in Apparel Studies (1.0-3.0 cr)
· APST 8193 - Directed Study (1.0-3.0 cr)
· APST 8271 - Retailing: Strategic Perspectives (3.0 cr)
· Thesis Credits
Students take a minimum of 10 thesis credits.
· DES 8777 - Thesis Credits: Master's (1.0-18.0 cr)
or Plan B Requirements
Plan B Master's students are required to take ApSt 8222 Master's Plan B Project the final semester of the program.
Take 15 or more credit(s) from the following:
· APST 5117 - Retail Environments and Human Behavior (3.0 cr)
· APST 5123 - Living in a Consumer Society (3.0 cr)
· APST 5124 - Consumers of Design (3.0 cr)
· DES 8113 - Teaching and Assessment (2.0 cr)
· DES 8115 - Grant Writing (2.0 cr)
· DES 8151 - Product Development (3.0 cr)
· DES 8167 - Aesthetics of Design (3.0 cr)
· APST 8267 - Dress and Culture (3.0 cr)
· APST 8268 - Behavioral Aspects of Dress (3.0 cr)
· APST 8192 - Readings in Apparel Studies (1.0-3.0 cr)
· APST 8193 - Directed Study (1.0-3.0 cr)
· APST 8271 - Retailing: Strategic Perspectives (3.0 cr)
· Plan B Master's Project
Students take a minimum of 3 credits in this category.
· APST 8222 - Plan B Master's Project (3.0 cr)
Graphic Design
The track in graphic design focuses on design theory, process, and methods related to design practice and research. Potential areas of study include graphic design history, theory, and critical narrative; design creativity; color and design; design authorship; data visualization; and interactive design.
Theory and Philosophy Coursework
Students take a minimum of 3 credits in this category.
DES 8112 - Design Theory (3.0 cr)
or DES 8164 - Innovation Theory and Analysis (3.0 cr)
or GDES 5399 - Theory of Electronic Design (3.0 cr)
Evaluation and Analysis Coursework
Students take a minimum of 6 credits in this category.
DES 8102 - Quantitative Research Methods (3.0 cr)
or DES 8103 - Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research (3.0 cr)
or GDES 5388 - Graphic Design Research (3.0 cr)
Concentration
Plan A Requirements
Students are required to take DES 8114, and GDES 8361 or GDES 8362.
Take 8 or more credit(s) from the following:
· GDES 4131W - History of Graphic Design [WI] (4.0 cr)
· GDES 4330 - Surface Fabric Design Workshop (4.0 cr)
· GDES 4345 - Advanced Typography (4.0 cr)
· GDES 5311 - Illustration (3.0 cr)
· GDES 5341 - Interactive Design (3.0 cr)
· GDES 5342 - Advanced Web Design (3.0 cr)
· GDES 5371 - Data Visualization Studio (3.0 cr)
· GDES 5372 - Data Visualization for Interactive Platforms (3.0 cr)
· GDES 5383 - Digital Illustration and Animation (3.0 cr)
· GDES 5386 - Fundamentals of Game Design (3.0 cr)
· DES 8113 - Teaching and Assessment (2.0 cr)
· DES 8114 - Design Studio (4.0 cr)
· DES 8115 - Grant Writing (2.0 cr)
· GDES 8192 - Readings in Graphic Design (1.0-3.0 cr)
· GDES 8193 - Directed Study (1.0-3.0 cr)
· GDES 8361 - Color, Design, and Human Perception (3.0 cr)
· GDES 8362 - The Nature of Representation in Visual Communication (3.0 cr)
· Thesis Credits
Students take a minimum of 10 thesis credits.
· DES 8777 - Thesis Credits: Master's (1.0-18.0 cr)
-OR-
Plan B Requirements
Students are required to take DES 8114 and GDES 8361 or GDES 8362.
Take 15 or more credit(s) from the following:
· GDES 4131W - History of Graphic Design [WI] (4.0 cr)
· GDES 4330 - Surface Fabric Design Workshop (4.0 cr)
· GDES 4345 - Advanced Typography (4.0 cr)
· GDES 5311 - Illustration (3.0 cr)
· GDES 5341 - Interactive Design (3.0 cr)
· GDES 5342 - Advanced Web Design (3.0 cr)
· GDES 5371 - Data Visualization Studio (3.0 cr)
· GDES 5372 - Data Visualization for Interactive Platforms (3.0 cr)
· GDES 5383 - Digital Illustration and Animation (3.0 cr)
· GDES 5386 - Fundamentals of Game Design (3.0 cr)
· DES 8113 - Teaching and Assessment (2.0 cr)
· DES 8114 - Design Studio (4.0 cr)
· DES 8115 - Grant Writing (2.0 cr)
· GDES 8192 - Readings in Graphic Design (1.0-3.0 cr)
· GDES 8193 - Directed Study (1.0-3.0 cr)
· GDES 8361 - Color, Design, and Human Perception (3.0 cr)
· GDES 8362 - The Nature of Representation in Visual Communication (3.0 cr)
· Plan B Master's Project
Students take a minimum of 3 credits in this category the last semester of the program.
· GDES 8222 - Plan B Master's Project (3.0 cr)
Housing Studies
The housing studies track advances both theoretical and applied knowledge in the housing field. Through research experiences, students are prepared to assist people and communities in addressing housing-related issues. Courses emphasize human needs and behavior, analysis of designed environments, policy and community development, and housing of specific subpopulations such as the elderly or low-income families with children.
Theory and Philosophy: Required Course
HSG 8467 - Theoretical Perspectives in Housing Studies (3.0 cr)
Evaluation and Analysis Coursework
Students take a minimum of 6 credits in this category.
Take 6 or more credit(s) from the following:
· DES 8102 - Quantitative Research Methods (3.0 cr)
· DES 8103 - Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5261 - Introductory Statistical Methods (3.0 cr)
Concentration
Plan A Requirements
Students take least two courses from the following: HSG 5463, HSG 5467, and HSG 8463.
Take 8 or more credit(s) from the following:
· DES 8113 - Teaching and Assessment (2.0 cr)
· DES 8115 - Grant Writing (2.0 cr)
· HSG 4461 - Housing Development and Management (4.0 cr)
· HSG 4465 - Housing in a Global Perspective (3.0 cr)
· HSG 5170 - Topics in Housing Studies (1.0-4.0 cr)
· HSG 5193 - Directed Study in Housing Studies (1.0-4.0 cr)
· HSG 5463 - Housing Policy (3.0 cr)
· HSG 5467 - Housing and the Social Environment (4.0 cr)
· HSG 5481 - Promoting Independence in Housing and Community (3.0 cr)
· HSG 5484 - Rural Housing Issues (3.0 cr)
· HSG 8170 - Topics in Housing Studies (1.0-3.0 cr)
· HSG 8180 - Professional Seminar (1.0-2.0 cr)
· HSG 8192 - Readings in Housing Studies (1.0-3.0 cr)
· HSG 8193 - Directed Study (1.0-3.0 cr)
· HSG 8463 - Housing: Race and Class (3.0 cr)
Thesis Credits
Students take a minimum of 10 credits in this category.
DES 8777 - Thesis Credits: Master's (1.0-18.0 cr)
-OR-
Plan B Requirements
Students select at least two of the following courses: HSG 5463, HSG 5467, and HSG 8463.
Take 15 or more credit(s) from the following:
Take 15 or more credit(s) from the following:
· DES 8113 - Teaching and Assessment (2.0 cr)
· DES 8115 - Grant Writing (2.0 cr)
· HSG 4461 - Housing Development and Management (4.0 cr)
· HSG 4465 - Housing in a Global Perspective (3.0 cr)
· HSG 5170 - Topics in Housing Studies (1.0-4.0 cr)
· HSG 5193 - Directed Study in Housing Studies (1.0-4.0 cr)
· HSG 5463 - Housing Policy (3.0 cr)
· HSG 5467 - Housing and the Social Environment (4.0 cr)
· HSG 5481 - Promoting Independence in Housing and Community (3.0 cr)
· HSG 5484 - Rural Housing Issues (3.0 cr)
· HSG 8170 - Topics in Housing Studies (1.0-3.0 cr)
· HSG 8180 - Professional Seminar (1.0-2.0 cr)
· HSG 8192 - Readings in Housing Studies (1.0-3.0 cr)
· HSG 8193 - Directed Study (1.0-3.0 cr)
· HSG 8463 - Housing: Race and Class (3.0 cr)
· Plan B Master's Project
Students take a minimum of 3 credits the final semester of the program.
· HSG 8222 - Plan B Master's Project (3.0 cr)
Interior Design
This sub-plan is limited to students completing the program under Plan A.
Graduate study in the interior design track emphasizes the theory, research, and specialized practice components of design as applied to people's health, safety, and welfare in the interior environment, including design education, sustainability, social/cultural issues, aspects of professional practice, and facilities research (educational, office, criminal justice, and residential). Students are prepared for teaching and research positions as well as design specializations within the profession. The evidence-based design emphasis provides students with the opportunity to explore theoretical, process, and applied aspects of this design practice approach.
Theory and Philosophy Coursework
DES 8112 - Design Theory (3.0 cr)
or DES 8164 - Innovation Theory and Analysis (3.0 cr)
or DES 8166 - Material Culture and Design (3.0 cr)
Evaluation and Analysis Coursework
Students should take a minimum of six credits. A statistics course is required and either DES 8102 or DES 8103.
Take 6 or more credit(s) from the following:
· DES 8102 - Quantitative Research Methods (3.0 cr)
· DES 8103 - Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5261 - Introductory Statistical Methods (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5262 - Intermediate Statistical Methods (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 8252 - Statistical Methods in Education II (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 8266 - Statistical Analysis Using Structural Equation Methods (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 8267 - Applied Multivariate Analysis (3.0 cr)
Concentration
Take 8 or more credit(s) from the following:
· DES 5165 - Design and Globalization (3.0 cr)
· DES 5168 - Evidence-Based Design (3.0 cr)
· DES 5185 - Human Factors in Design (3.0 cr)
· DES 8113 - Teaching and Assessment (2.0 cr)
· DES 8115 - Grant Writing (2.0 cr)
· IDES 8192 - Readings in Interior Design (1.0-3.0 cr)
· IDES 8193 - Directed Study (1.0-3.0 cr)
· GDES 8361 - Color, Design, and Human Perception (3.0 cr)
· Thesis Credits
Students take a minimum of 10 credits in this category.
· DES 8777 - Thesis Credits: Master's (1.0-18.0 cr)
 
More program views..
View college catalog(s):
· College of Design


View checkpoint chart:
· Design M.S.
View PDF Version:
Search.
Search Programs

Search University Catalogs
Related links.

College of Design

Graduate Admissions

Graduate School Fellowships

Graduate Assistantships

Colleges and Schools

One Stop
for tuition, course registration, financial aid, academic calendars, and more
 
DES 8181 - Research Ethics
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Overview of ethical concerns/questions in conducting/disseminating research. Mentoring relationships, use of human subjects, data handling, plagiarism, authorship, publishing, research funding, social responsibility of researchers, code of conduct. prereq: Grad student
DES 8102 - Quantitative Research Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Quantitative research methods for issues related to humans, their behaviors, and everyday living in the designed environment.
DES 8103 - Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
A scientific approach to qualitative research. Methods/strategies combined to explore complex research questions.
DES 8164 - Innovation Theory and Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Theories and factors that influence adoption and diffusion of designed products. Methodologies used in analysis of diffusion process.
DES 8112 - Design Theory
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Theories used in design disciplines. Existing designed environments. Designer's purpose. Problem-solving processes. Interaction between humans and design. Field investigations.
DES 5165 - Design and Globalization
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01200
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Movement of people, products, and ideas. Challenges brought by differences among us. prereq: Grad student
APST 5218 - Fashion, Design, and the Global Industry
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Relationship of fashion, dress, and culture to time, place, and design. Focuses on fashion centers, fashion industry, and globalization. Chinese fashion industry as case study.
DES 8112 - Design Theory
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Theories used in design disciplines. Existing designed environments. Designer's purpose. Problem-solving processes. Interaction between humans and design. Field investigations.
DES 8113 - Teaching and Assessment
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Educational processes/methods in design studio/lecture courses. Learning styles, best practices for grading. Methods of critique. Interacting with students. Active learning. Teaching with technology. Lecture, practicum.
DES 8115 - Grant Writing
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Interdisciplinary course.
DES 8164 - Innovation Theory and Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Theories and factors that influence adoption and diffusion of designed products. Methodologies used in analysis of diffusion process.
DES 8166 - Material Culture and Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Research approaches to material culture study using artifacts from Goldstein Museum of Design. prereq: [DHA or DES] grad student or instr consent
DES 8167 - Aesthetics of Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
How we perceive, analyze, value, and evaluate design outcomes/results.
APST 8192 - Readings in Apparel Studies
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Independent study/review of books/periodicals under tutorial guidance. prereq: instr consent
APST 8193 - Directed Study
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Directed study in apparel studies. prereq: instr consent
APST 8268 - Behavioral Aspects of Dress
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Research and social science theories as applied to appearance/dress as manifestations of human behavior.
APST 8267 - Dress and Culture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Cultural factors of identity expressed through dress. Focuses on issues of cultural diversity through analysis of dress and textiles within a specific world region. prereq: 4212 or instr consent
DES 8777 - Thesis Credits: Master's
Credits: 1.0 -18.0 [max 50.0]
Grading Basis: No Grade
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
(No description) prereq: Max 18 cr per semester or summer; 10 cr total required [Plan A only]
DES 5165 - Design and Globalization
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01200
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Movement of people, products, and ideas. Challenges brought by differences among us. prereq: Grad student
APST 5218 - Fashion, Design, and the Global Industry
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Relationship of fashion, dress, and culture to time, place, and design. Focuses on fashion centers, fashion industry, and globalization. Chinese fashion industry as case study.
DES 8112 - Design Theory
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Theories used in design disciplines. Existing designed environments. Designer's purpose. Problem-solving processes. Interaction between humans and design. Field investigations.
DES 8113 - Teaching and Assessment
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Educational processes/methods in design studio/lecture courses. Learning styles, best practices for grading. Methods of critique. Interacting with students. Active learning. Teaching with technology. Lecture, practicum.
DES 8115 - Grant Writing
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Interdisciplinary course.
DES 8164 - Innovation Theory and Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Theories and factors that influence adoption and diffusion of designed products. Methodologies used in analysis of diffusion process.
DES 8166 - Material Culture and Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Research approaches to material culture study using artifacts from Goldstein Museum of Design. prereq: [DHA or DES] grad student or instr consent
DES 8167 - Aesthetics of Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
How we perceive, analyze, value, and evaluate design outcomes/results.
APST 8192 - Readings in Apparel Studies
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Independent study/review of books/periodicals under tutorial guidance. prereq: instr consent
APST 8193 - Directed Study
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Directed study in apparel studies. prereq: instr consent
APST 8267 - Dress and Culture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Cultural factors of identity expressed through dress. Focuses on issues of cultural diversity through analysis of dress and textiles within a specific world region. prereq: 4212 or instr consent
APST 8268 - Behavioral Aspects of Dress
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Research and social science theories as applied to appearance/dress as manifestations of human behavior.
APST 8222 - Plan B Master's Project
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Plan B master's project. prereq: DHA master's student, instr consent
DES 8112 - Design Theory
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Theories used in design disciplines. Existing designed environments. Designer's purpose. Problem-solving processes. Interaction between humans and design. Field investigations.
DES 8164 - Innovation Theory and Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Theories and factors that influence adoption and diffusion of designed products. Methodologies used in analysis of diffusion process.
DES 5185 - Human Factors in Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Theories/methods that influence the assessment of physical, social, and psychological human factors. Development of user needs with application to designed products that interact with human body. prereq: Grad student or sr or instr consent
APST 5218 - Fashion, Design, and the Global Industry
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Relationship of fashion, dress, and culture to time, place, and design. Focuses on fashion centers, fashion industry, and globalization. Chinese fashion industry as case study.
DES 8113 - Teaching and Assessment
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Educational processes/methods in design studio/lecture courses. Learning styles, best practices for grading. Methods of critique. Interacting with students. Active learning. Teaching with technology. Lecture, practicum.
DES 8114 - Design Studio
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Advanced problem analysis, design solution. prereq: Design grad student or instr consent
DES 8115 - Grant Writing
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Interdisciplinary course.
DES 8151 - Product Development
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Product development theories/methods as applied in many design fields. Emphasizes retail setting. Seminar format discussion, case studies, observation/critique of hands-on industry product development project.
DES 8166 - Material Culture and Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Research approaches to material culture study using artifacts from Goldstein Museum of Design. prereq: [DHA or DES] grad student or instr consent
DES 8167 - Aesthetics of Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
How we perceive, analyze, value, and evaluate design outcomes/results.
APST 8192 - Readings in Apparel Studies
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Independent study/review of books/periodicals under tutorial guidance. prereq: instr consent
APST 8193 - Directed Study
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Directed study in apparel studies. prereq: instr consent
GDES 8361 - Color, Design, and Human Perception
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: Basic color theory course or #
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Perceptual and psychological aspects of color and design. Human factors of color variables and design strategies that can enhance human experience of, and interaction with, color. prereq: Basic color theory course or instr consent
DES 8777 - Thesis Credits: Master's
Credits: 1.0 -18.0 [max 50.0]
Grading Basis: No Grade
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
(No description) prereq: Max 18 cr per semester or summer; 10 cr total required [Plan A only]
DES 5185 - Human Factors in Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Theories/methods that influence the assessment of physical, social, and psychological human factors. Development of user needs with application to designed products that interact with human body. prereq: Grad student or sr or instr consent
APST 5218 - Fashion, Design, and the Global Industry
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Relationship of fashion, dress, and culture to time, place, and design. Focuses on fashion centers, fashion industry, and globalization. Chinese fashion industry as case study.
DES 8113 - Teaching and Assessment
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Educational processes/methods in design studio/lecture courses. Learning styles, best practices for grading. Methods of critique. Interacting with students. Active learning. Teaching with technology. Lecture, practicum.
DES 8114 - Design Studio
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Advanced problem analysis, design solution. prereq: Design grad student or instr consent
DES 8115 - Grant Writing
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Interdisciplinary course.
DES 8151 - Product Development
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Product development theories/methods as applied in many design fields. Emphasizes retail setting. Seminar format discussion, case studies, observation/critique of hands-on industry product development project.
DES 8166 - Material Culture and Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Research approaches to material culture study using artifacts from Goldstein Museum of Design. prereq: [DHA or DES] grad student or instr consent
DES 8167 - Aesthetics of Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
How we perceive, analyze, value, and evaluate design outcomes/results.
APST 8192 - Readings in Apparel Studies
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Independent study/review of books/periodicals under tutorial guidance. prereq: instr consent
APST 8193 - Directed Study
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Directed study in apparel studies. prereq: instr consent
GDES 8361 - Color, Design, and Human Perception
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: Basic color theory course or #
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Perceptual and psychological aspects of color and design. Human factors of color variables and design strategies that can enhance human experience of, and interaction with, color. prereq: Basic color theory course or instr consent
APST 8222 - Plan B Master's Project
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Plan B master's project. prereq: DHA master's student, instr consent
APST 8272 - Digital Consumers: Theories in Retail and Consumer Studies
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Reviews range of critical theories in retail/consumer studies to explore issues in multi-channel retailing environments. Exposure to breadth of topics in multi-channel retailing. Practical research experience. prereq: DES 8102 or equivalent quantitative methods class
APST 5117 - Retail Environments and Human Behavior
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Theory/research related to designed environment across retail channels. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
APST 5123 - Living in a Consumer Society
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Consumerism within U.S. society. Commodification of health care, education, and production of news. Commercialization of public space/culture. What drives consumer society. How meaning is manufactured. What the lived experiences are of consumers today. Postmodern market. Alternatives to consumer society. prereq: Sr or grad student
APST 5124 - Consumers of Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Contemporary approaches to consumer behavior. prereq: 5123 or DHA 5123 or equiv or instr consent
DES 8113 - Teaching and Assessment
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Educational processes/methods in design studio/lecture courses. Learning styles, best practices for grading. Methods of critique. Interacting with students. Active learning. Teaching with technology. Lecture, practicum.
DES 8115 - Grant Writing
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Interdisciplinary course.
DES 8151 - Product Development
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Product development theories/methods as applied in many design fields. Emphasizes retail setting. Seminar format discussion, case studies, observation/critique of hands-on industry product development project.
DES 8167 - Aesthetics of Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
How we perceive, analyze, value, and evaluate design outcomes/results.
APST 8267 - Dress and Culture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Cultural factors of identity expressed through dress. Focuses on issues of cultural diversity through analysis of dress and textiles within a specific world region. prereq: 4212 or instr consent
APST 8268 - Behavioral Aspects of Dress
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Research and social science theories as applied to appearance/dress as manifestations of human behavior.
APST 8192 - Readings in Apparel Studies
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Independent study/review of books/periodicals under tutorial guidance. prereq: instr consent
APST 8193 - Directed Study
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Directed study in apparel studies. prereq: instr consent
APST 8271 - Retailing: Strategic Perspectives
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Selected topics in the field of retailing. Students extend their thinking regarding consumer behavior to strategic retail management.
DES 8777 - Thesis Credits: Master's
Credits: 1.0 -18.0 [max 50.0]
Grading Basis: No Grade
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
(No description) prereq: Max 18 cr per semester or summer; 10 cr total required [Plan A only]
APST 5117 - Retail Environments and Human Behavior
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Theory/research related to designed environment across retail channels. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
APST 5123 - Living in a Consumer Society
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Consumerism within U.S. society. Commodification of health care, education, and production of news. Commercialization of public space/culture. What drives consumer society. How meaning is manufactured. What the lived experiences are of consumers today. Postmodern market. Alternatives to consumer society. prereq: Sr or grad student
APST 5124 - Consumers of Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Contemporary approaches to consumer behavior. prereq: 5123 or DHA 5123 or equiv or instr consent
DES 8113 - Teaching and Assessment
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Educational processes/methods in design studio/lecture courses. Learning styles, best practices for grading. Methods of critique. Interacting with students. Active learning. Teaching with technology. Lecture, practicum.
DES 8115 - Grant Writing
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Interdisciplinary course.
DES 8151 - Product Development
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Product development theories/methods as applied in many design fields. Emphasizes retail setting. Seminar format discussion, case studies, observation/critique of hands-on industry product development project.
DES 8167 - Aesthetics of Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
How we perceive, analyze, value, and evaluate design outcomes/results.
APST 8267 - Dress and Culture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Cultural factors of identity expressed through dress. Focuses on issues of cultural diversity through analysis of dress and textiles within a specific world region. prereq: 4212 or instr consent
APST 8268 - Behavioral Aspects of Dress
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Research and social science theories as applied to appearance/dress as manifestations of human behavior.
APST 8192 - Readings in Apparel Studies
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Independent study/review of books/periodicals under tutorial guidance. prereq: instr consent
APST 8193 - Directed Study
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Directed study in apparel studies. prereq: instr consent
APST 8271 - Retailing: Strategic Perspectives
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Selected topics in the field of retailing. Students extend their thinking regarding consumer behavior to strategic retail management.
APST 8222 - Plan B Master's Project
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Plan B master's project. prereq: DHA master's student, instr consent
DES 8112 - Design Theory
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Theories used in design disciplines. Existing designed environments. Designer's purpose. Problem-solving processes. Interaction between humans and design. Field investigations.
DES 8164 - Innovation Theory and Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Theories and factors that influence adoption and diffusion of designed products. Methodologies used in analysis of diffusion process.
GDES 5399 - Theory of Electronic Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01761
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Theories, methodologies, histories of electronic design, its impact on visual communications. Digitak artifacts, processes, paradigms. prereq: Graphic design track student or instr consent
DES 8102 - Quantitative Research Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Quantitative research methods for issues related to humans, their behaviors, and everyday living in the designed environment.
DES 8103 - Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
A scientific approach to qualitative research. Methods/strategies combined to explore complex research questions.
GDES 5388 - Graphic Design Research
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Experience in Graphic Design research strategies and methods. Applied, theoretical, and human-centered aspects directed at project development. Design prototyping, testing, analysis. prereq: Graphic design major or grad student or instr consent
GDES 4131W - History of Graphic Design (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Historical analysis of visual communication. Technological, cultural, and aesthetic influences. How historical events are communicated/perceived through graphic presentation/imagery. prereq: Intro history or art history course
GDES 4330 - Surface Fabric Design Workshop
Credits: 4.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Studio experience in the development and production of surface design. Screen printing, batik, resist dying, shibori, cyanotypes, and dye transfers are included.
GDES 4345 - Advanced Typography
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Expressive visual communication of words. Fundamental legibility of "invisible art," overt expression through type. Students complete extended typographic project. prereq: [[2345 or DHA 2345], 3351, graphic design major] or design grad student or instr consent
GDES 5311 - Illustration
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 1311 or ArtS 1101 or PDes 3702 or LA 1301 or Arch 3250 or Arch 2301 or #
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Image making by hand or digitally for use in design projects. Design development. Mapping out ideas/expressing thoughts visually. Not observational drawing course. prereq: 1311 or ArtS 1101 or PDes 3702 or LA 1301 or Arch 3250 or Arch 2301 or instr consent
GDES 5341 - Interactive Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01108
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Design of interactive multimedia projects. Interactive presentations and electronic publishing. Software includes hypermedia, scripting, digital output. prereq: [[2334 or 2342], design minor] or graphic design major or grad student or instr consent
GDES 5342 - Advanced Web Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Internet-based design. Static web pages, embedded media, cascading style sheets. Design and usability of interface between humans and technology. Evaluation of visual elements that control and organize dealings with computers to direct work. Students develop designs, do usability testing. prereq: [[2334 or 2342], design minor] or graphic design major or grad student or instr consent
GDES 5371 - Data Visualization Studio
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02385
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Visual articulation of data. Expansive research, meticulous gathering of data, analysis. Develop cohesive graphical narratives/build solid foundation in craft of presenting data.
GDES 5372 - Data Visualization for Interactive Platforms
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Skills/tools necessary to process large quantities of information/present them through interactive mediums. Create data visualizations for web utilizing Javascript libraries. Linear/non-linear data-driven narratives.
GDES 5383 - Digital Illustration and Animation
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Advanced computer design. Integration of design knowledge with Macintosh computer applications. Students use software to create digital illustration and animations. Adobe Illustrator, After Effects, Flash. prereq: [[2334 or 2342], design minor], [graphic design major or [grad student, experience with computer illustration]]] or instr consent
GDES 5386 - Fundamentals of Game Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Games of all kinds. Theoretical/practical aspects of making games. Investigation of design process. Rules, strategies, methodologies. Interactivity, choice, action, outcome, rules in game design. Social interaction, story telling, meaning/ideology, semiotics. Signs, cultural meaning. prereq: [[2334 or 2342], design minor] or [[4384 or DHA 4384 or 5341 or DHA 5341], [graphic design major or sr or grad student]] or instr consent
DES 8113 - Teaching and Assessment
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Educational processes/methods in design studio/lecture courses. Learning styles, best practices for grading. Methods of critique. Interacting with students. Active learning. Teaching with technology. Lecture, practicum.
DES 8114 - Design Studio
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Advanced problem analysis, design solution. prereq: Design grad student or instr consent
DES 8115 - Grant Writing
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Interdisciplinary course.
GDES 8192 - Readings in Graphic Design
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Independent study, review of books/periodicals under tutorial guidance. prereq: instr consent
GDES 8193 - Directed Study
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Directed study in graphic design. prereq: instr consent
GDES 8361 - Color, Design, and Human Perception
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: Basic color theory course or #
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Perceptual and psychological aspects of color and design. Human factors of color variables and design strategies that can enhance human experience of, and interaction with, color. prereq: Basic color theory course or instr consent
GDES 8362 - The Nature of Representation in Visual Communication
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Theories of representation and studio production (digital, non-digital) centered around representation in culture.
DES 8777 - Thesis Credits: Master's
Credits: 1.0 -18.0 [max 50.0]
Grading Basis: No Grade
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
(No description) prereq: Max 18 cr per semester or summer; 10 cr total required [Plan A only]
GDES 4131W - History of Graphic Design (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Historical analysis of visual communication. Technological, cultural, and aesthetic influences. How historical events are communicated/perceived through graphic presentation/imagery. prereq: Intro history or art history course
GDES 4330 - Surface Fabric Design Workshop
Credits: 4.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Studio experience in the development and production of surface design. Screen printing, batik, resist dying, shibori, cyanotypes, and dye transfers are included.
GDES 4345 - Advanced Typography
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Expressive visual communication of words. Fundamental legibility of "invisible art," overt expression through type. Students complete extended typographic project. prereq: [[2345 or DHA 2345], 3351, graphic design major] or design grad student or instr consent
GDES 5311 - Illustration
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 1311 or ArtS 1101 or PDes 3702 or LA 1301 or Arch 3250 or Arch 2301 or #
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Image making by hand or digitally for use in design projects. Design development. Mapping out ideas/expressing thoughts visually. Not observational drawing course. prereq: 1311 or ArtS 1101 or PDes 3702 or LA 1301 or Arch 3250 or Arch 2301 or instr consent
GDES 5341 - Interactive Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01108
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Design of interactive multimedia projects. Interactive presentations and electronic publishing. Software includes hypermedia, scripting, digital output. prereq: [[2334 or 2342], design minor] or graphic design major or grad student or instr consent
GDES 5342 - Advanced Web Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Internet-based design. Static web pages, embedded media, cascading style sheets. Design and usability of interface between humans and technology. Evaluation of visual elements that control and organize dealings with computers to direct work. Students develop designs, do usability testing. prereq: [[2334 or 2342], design minor] or graphic design major or grad student or instr consent
GDES 5371 - Data Visualization Studio
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02385
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Visual articulation of data. Expansive research, meticulous gathering of data, analysis. Develop cohesive graphical narratives/build solid foundation in craft of presenting data.
GDES 5372 - Data Visualization for Interactive Platforms
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Skills/tools necessary to process large quantities of information/present them through interactive mediums. Create data visualizations for web utilizing Javascript libraries. Linear/non-linear data-driven narratives.
GDES 5383 - Digital Illustration and Animation
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Advanced computer design. Integration of design knowledge with Macintosh computer applications. Students use software to create digital illustration and animations. Adobe Illustrator, After Effects, Flash. prereq: [[2334 or 2342], design minor], [graphic design major or [grad student, experience with computer illustration]]] or instr consent
GDES 5386 - Fundamentals of Game Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Games of all kinds. Theoretical/practical aspects of making games. Investigation of design process. Rules, strategies, methodologies. Interactivity, choice, action, outcome, rules in game design. Social interaction, story telling, meaning/ideology, semiotics. Signs, cultural meaning. prereq: [[2334 or 2342], design minor] or [[4384 or DHA 4384 or 5341 or DHA 5341], [graphic design major or sr or grad student]] or instr consent
DES 8113 - Teaching and Assessment
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Educational processes/methods in design studio/lecture courses. Learning styles, best practices for grading. Methods of critique. Interacting with students. Active learning. Teaching with technology. Lecture, practicum.
DES 8114 - Design Studio
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Advanced problem analysis, design solution. prereq: Design grad student or instr consent
DES 8115 - Grant Writing
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Interdisciplinary course.
GDES 8192 - Readings in Graphic Design
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Independent study, review of books/periodicals under tutorial guidance. prereq: instr consent
GDES 8193 - Directed Study
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Directed study in graphic design. prereq: instr consent
GDES 8361 - Color, Design, and Human Perception
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: Basic color theory course or #
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Perceptual and psychological aspects of color and design. Human factors of color variables and design strategies that can enhance human experience of, and interaction with, color. prereq: Basic color theory course or instr consent
GDES 8362 - The Nature of Representation in Visual Communication
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Theories of representation and studio production (digital, non-digital) centered around representation in culture.
GDES 8222 - Plan B Master's Project
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Plan B master's project. prereq: [Design or DHA master's student], instr consent
HSG 8467 - Theoretical Perspectives in Housing Studies
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Investigation/evaluation of theories applied to housing. Levels of analysis. Links between theory, research questions, and methodological approaches. prereq: 5467 or DHA 5467 or instr consent
DES 8102 - Quantitative Research Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Quantitative research methods for issues related to humans, their behaviors, and everyday living in the designed environment.
DES 8103 - Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
A scientific approach to qualitative research. Methods/strategies combined to explore complex research questions.
EPSY 5261 - Introductory Statistical Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: EPsy 3264/5231/5261/5263
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Application of statistical concepts/procedures. Graphs, numerical summaries. Normal distribution, correlation/regression analyses, probability, statistical inferences for one or two samples. Hypothesis tests, Chi-square tests. Conceptual understanding/application of statistics.
DES 8113 - Teaching and Assessment
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Educational processes/methods in design studio/lecture courses. Learning styles, best practices for grading. Methods of critique. Interacting with students. Active learning. Teaching with technology. Lecture, practicum.
DES 8115 - Grant Writing
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Interdisciplinary course.
HSG 4461 - Housing Development and Management
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
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
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
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 5170 - Topics in Housing Studies
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 32.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
In-depth investigation of a single specific topic, announced in advance. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student
HSG 5193 - Directed Study in Housing Studies
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Independent study in Housing Studies under tutorial guidance. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student
HSG 5463 - Housing Policy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00988
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
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. prereq: [[2401 or DHA 2401], [2463 or DHA 2463]] or instr consent
HSG 5467 - Housing and the Social Environment
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01739
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
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 5481 - Promoting Independence in Housing and Community
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
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
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
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
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
In-depth investigation of topic announced in advance.
HSG 8180 - Professional Seminar
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Professional development issues/trends.
HSG 8192 - Readings in Housing Studies
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Independent study, review of books, and periodicals under tutorial guidance. prereq: instr consent
HSG 8193 - Directed Study
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Directed study in housing studies. prereq: instr consent
HSG 8463 - Housing: Race and Class
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
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.
DES 8777 - Thesis Credits: Master's
Credits: 1.0 -18.0 [max 50.0]
Grading Basis: No Grade
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
(No description) prereq: Max 18 cr per semester or summer; 10 cr total required [Plan A only]
DES 8113 - Teaching and Assessment
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Educational processes/methods in design studio/lecture courses. Learning styles, best practices for grading. Methods of critique. Interacting with students. Active learning. Teaching with technology. Lecture, practicum.
DES 8115 - Grant Writing
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Interdisciplinary course.
HSG 4461 - Housing Development and Management
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
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
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
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 5170 - Topics in Housing Studies
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 32.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
In-depth investigation of a single specific topic, announced in advance. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student
HSG 5193 - Directed Study in Housing Studies
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Independent study in Housing Studies under tutorial guidance. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student
HSG 5463 - Housing Policy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00988
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
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. prereq: [[2401 or DHA 2401], [2463 or DHA 2463]] or instr consent
HSG 5467 - Housing and the Social Environment
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01739
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
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 5481 - Promoting Independence in Housing and Community
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
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
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
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
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
In-depth investigation of topic announced in advance.
HSG 8180 - Professional Seminar
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Professional development issues/trends.
HSG 8192 - Readings in Housing Studies
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Independent study, review of books, and periodicals under tutorial guidance. prereq: instr consent
HSG 8193 - Directed Study
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Directed study in housing studies. prereq: instr consent
HSG 8463 - Housing: Race and Class
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
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 8222 - Plan B Master's Project
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Plan B master's project. prereq: [DHA or design master's] student, instr consent
DES 8112 - Design Theory
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Theories used in design disciplines. Existing designed environments. Designer's purpose. Problem-solving processes. Interaction between humans and design. Field investigations.
DES 8164 - Innovation Theory and Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Theories and factors that influence adoption and diffusion of designed products. Methodologies used in analysis of diffusion process.
DES 8166 - Material Culture and Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Research approaches to material culture study using artifacts from Goldstein Museum of Design. prereq: [DHA or DES] grad student or instr consent
DES 8102 - Quantitative Research Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Quantitative research methods for issues related to humans, their behaviors, and everyday living in the designed environment.
DES 8103 - Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
A scientific approach to qualitative research. Methods/strategies combined to explore complex research questions.
EPSY 5261 - Introductory Statistical Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: EPsy 3264/5231/5261/5263
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Application of statistical concepts/procedures. Graphs, numerical summaries. Normal distribution, correlation/regression analyses, probability, statistical inferences for one or two samples. Hypothesis tests, Chi-square tests. Conceptual understanding/application of statistics.
EPSY 5262 - Intermediate Statistical Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Application of statistical concepts/procedures. Analysis of variance, covariance, multiple regression. Experimental design: completely randomized, block, split plot/repeated measures. prereq: 3264 or 5261 or equiv
EPSY 8252 - Statistical Methods in Education II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02314
Prerequisites: [8251, 8261 or equiv]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Statistical Methods in Education II is the second course in an entry-level, doctoral sequence for students in education. This course focuses on multiple linear regression and provides an introduction to linear mixed models. prereq: [8251, 8261 or equiv]
EPSY 8266 - Statistical Analysis Using Structural Equation Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 8265, [8252 or equiv]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Quantitative techniques using manifest/latent variable approaches for analysis of educational/social science data. Introduction to structural equation modeling approaches to multiple regression, factor analysis, path modeling. Developing, estimating, interpreting structural equation models. prereq: 8265, [8252 or equiv]
EPSY 8267 - Applied Multivariate Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Use/interpretation of results from several multivariate statistical techniques. Matrix algebra, variance/covariance, Hotelling's T2, GLM, MANOVA, MANCOVA, discriminant analysis, canonical correlations, dimensionality, principal components, latent composites, distance, hierarchical clustering. prereq: [8252 or equiv], familiarity with matrix algebra, knowledge of a computerized statistics package
DES 5165 - Design and Globalization
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01200
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Movement of people, products, and ideas. Challenges brought by differences among us. prereq: Grad student
DES 5168 - Evidence-Based Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Origins of evidence-based design/possible benefits and detractors. Students learn various components as a process/ explore methods of integrating process via application to a design project in their area of expertise. Process, impact, influences, and anticipated outcomes are documented/ analyzed as compared to a typical design process approach. prereq: CDes grad student or instr consent
DES 5185 - Human Factors in Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Theories/methods that influence the assessment of physical, social, and psychological human factors. Development of user needs with application to designed products that interact with human body. prereq: Grad student or sr or instr consent
DES 8113 - Teaching and Assessment
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Educational processes/methods in design studio/lecture courses. Learning styles, best practices for grading. Methods of critique. Interacting with students. Active learning. Teaching with technology. Lecture, practicum.
DES 8115 - Grant Writing
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Interdisciplinary course.
IDES 8192 - Readings in Interior Design
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Independent study, review of books/periodicals under tutorial guidance. prereq: instr consent
IDES 8193 - Directed Study
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Directed study in interior design. prereq: instr consent
GDES 8361 - Color, Design, and Human Perception
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: Basic color theory course or #
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Perceptual and psychological aspects of color and design. Human factors of color variables and design strategies that can enhance human experience of, and interaction with, color. prereq: Basic color theory course or instr consent
DES 8777 - Thesis Credits: Master's
Credits: 1.0 -18.0 [max 50.0]
Grading Basis: No Grade
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
(No description) prereq: Max 18 cr per semester or summer; 10 cr total required [Plan A only]