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Design Ph.D.

Design, Housing & Apparel
College of Design
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Contact Information
Design Graduate Program, 240 McNeal Hall, 1985 Buford Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108
  • Program Type: Doctorate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2023
  • Length of program in credits: 64
  • This program does not require summer semesters for timely completion.
  • Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
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 PhD 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 one of the following tracks: • Apparel Studies (including dress, history, and culture; product development; and retail and consumer studies) • Architecture • Graphic Design • 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 vary by track. Requirements by track are available below, as well as on the design graduate program website: https://design.umn.edu/
For Architecture track: a professional M.Arch degree is required.
Other requirements to be completed before admission:
Apparel Studies Track: An undergraduate degree in the area of clothing textiles (e.g., retail merchandising; clothing design) is preferred. Graphic Design track: an undergraduate or graduate degree in graphic design or a related field is preferred. Alternatively, applicants must have completed at least 12 semester credits of relevant design coursework or a minimum of 3 years of professional design experience. Interior Design Track: an undergraduate or graduate degree in interior design or architecture is required; experience in interior design practice is preferred.
Applicants must submit their test score(s) from the following:
  • GRE
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
  • IELTS
    • Total Score: 6.5
    • Reading Score: 6.5
    • Writing Score: 6.5
  • MELAB
    • Final score: 80
The preferred English language test is Test of English as Foreign Language.
Key to test abbreviations (GRE, TOEFL, IELTS, MELAB).
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
28 credits are required in the major.
12 credits are required outside the major.
24 thesis credits are required.
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 3.00 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.
Research Ethics (1 credit)
Take the following course:
DES 8181 - Research Ethics (1.0 cr)
Related Field or Minor Coursework (12 credits)
Select 12 credits in consultation with the advisor.
Thesis Credits
Take 24 doctoral thesis credits. With the permission of the advisor, up to 10 credits may be taken prior to passing the preliminary oral examination.
DES 8888 - Thesis Credit: Doctoral (1.0-24.0 cr)
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 track in Apparel Studies advances both theoretical and practical knowledge of textile and apparel products related to human behavior. Here you will be provided with the opportunity to work with established scholars, participate in innovative research, and interact with a cohort of graduate students. As a graduate student in Apparel Studies, you can select from a wide range of supporting classes available from a multitude of programs at the University of Minnesota. You will also have access to social, cultural, and business resources abundant in the metropolitan setting of Minneapolis/St. Paul.
Evaluation and Analysis Coursework (9 credits)
Take the following courses for 6 credits:
DES 8102 - Quantitative Research Methods (3.0 cr)
DES 8103 - Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research (3.0 cr)
Select 3 credits from the following in consultation with the advisor:
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
Dress, History, and Culture (18 credits)
Theory and Philosophy Coursework (6 credits)
Take the following courses:
DES 8112 - Design Theory (3.0 cr)
DES 8164 - Innovation Theory and Analysis (3.0 cr)
Dress, History, and Culture Coursework (12 credits)
Select 12 credits from the following in consultation with the advisor:
APST 5193 - Directed Study in Apparel Studies (1.0-4.0 cr)
APST 5218 - Fashion, Design, and the Global Industry (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)
DES 5165 - Design and Globalization (3.0 cr)
DES 8113 - Teaching and Assessment (2.0 cr)
DES 8115 - Grant Writing (2.0 cr)
DES 8166 - Material Culture and Design (3.0 cr)
DES 8167 - Aesthetics of Design (3.0 cr)
-OR-
Product Development (18 credits)
Theory and Philosophy Coursework (6 credits)
Take the following courses:
DES 8112 - Design Theory (3.0 cr)
DES 8164 - Innovation Theory and Analysis (3.0 cr)
Product Development Concentration Coursework (12 credits)
Select 12 credits from the following in consultation with the advisor:
APST 5193 - Directed Study in Apparel Studies (1.0-4.0 cr)
APST 5218 - Fashion, Design, and the Global Industry (3.0 cr)
APST 5224 - Functional Clothing Design (4.0 cr)
APST 8192 - Readings in Apparel Studies (1.0-3.0 cr)
APST 8193 - Directed Study (1.0-3.0 cr)
DES 5185 - Human Factors in Design (3.0 cr)
DES 5188 - Anthropometrics, Sizing & Fit (4.0 cr)
DES 8113 - Teaching and Assessment (2.0 cr)
DES 8114 - Design Studio (4.0 cr)
DES 8115 - Grant Writing (2.0 cr)
DES 8166 - Material Culture and Design (3.0 cr)
DES 8167 - Aesthetics of Design (3.0 cr)
GDES 8361 - Color, Design, and Human Perception (3.0 cr)
-OR-
Retail and Consumer Studies (18 credits)
Theory and Philosophy Coursework (6 credits)
Take the following course:
APST 8272 - Digital Consumers: Theories in Retail and Consumer Studies (3.0 cr)
Select 3 credits from the following in consultation with the advisor:
APST 8268 - Behavioral Aspects of Dress (3.0 cr)
DES 8112 - Design Theory (3.0 cr)
DES 8164 - Innovation Theory and Analysis (3.0 cr)
Retail and Consumer Studies Concentration Coursework (12 credits)
Select 12 credits from the following in consultation with the advisor:
APST 5117 - Retail Environments and Human Behavior (3.0 cr)
APST 5123 - Living in a Consumer Society (3.0 cr)
APST 5193 - Directed Study in Apparel Studies (1.0-4.0 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)
DES 8113 - Teaching and Assessment (2.0 cr)
DES 8115 - Grant Writing (2.0 cr)
DES 8151 - Product Development: Theory and Practice (3.0 cr)
DES 8166 - Material Culture and Design (3.0 cr)
DES 8167 - Aesthetics of Design (3.0 cr)
Architecture
The Architecture track provides a background in theory and research methods that responds to individual student interests. Building on previous knowledge, students may pursue study in a variety of areas including history/theory/culture, representation, design and design methods, technology, and professional practice, with the goal of adding to the knowledge base of the field. Students are prepared for research positions in professional practice and academia.
Theory and Philosophy Coursework (6 credits)
Take the following for 6 credits. Other courses can be selected with advisor approval.
DES 8112 - Design Theory (3.0 cr)
DES 8164 - Innovation Theory and Analysis (3.0 cr)
Evaluation and Analysis Coursework (9 credits)
Take the following courses for 6 credits:
DES 8102 - Quantitative Research Methods (3.0 cr)
DES 8103 - Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research (3.0 cr)
Select 3 credits from the following in consultation with the advisor:
ARCH 5609 - Development and Implementation of 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)
Architecture Concentration Coursework (12 credits)
Take the following course:
ARCH 5451 - Architecture: Defining the Discipline (4.0 cr)
Select from the following in consultation with the advisor:
Take 8 or more credit(s) from the following:
· ARCH 5110 - Architecture as Catalyst (1.0 cr)
· ARCH 5301 - Conceptual Drawing (3.0 cr)
· ARCH 5313 - Visual Communication Techniques in Architecture (3.0 cr)
· ARCH 5321 - Architecture in Watercolor (3.0 cr)
· ARCH 5391 - Design and Representation with BIM (3.0 cr)
· ARCH 5392 - Facade Design & Construction (3.0 cr)
· ARCH 5410 - Topics in Architectural History (3.0 cr)
· ARCH 5411 - Principles of Design Theory (3.0 cr)
· ARCH 5412 - Architecture: A Global and Cultural History (3.0 cr)
· ARCH 5421 - Architecture and Interpertation: The Cave and the Light (3.0 cr)
· ARCH 5423 - Gothic Architecture (3.0 cr)
· ARCH 5424 - Renaissance Architecture (3.0 cr)
· ARCH 5425 - Baroque Architecture (3.0 cr)
· ARCH 5431 - Eighteenth-Century Architecture and the Enlightenment (3.0 cr)
· ARCH 5432 - Modern Architecture (3.0 cr)
· ARCH 5434 - Contemporary Architecture (3.0 cr)
· ARCH 5435 - History of American Architecture (3.0 cr)
· ARCH 5441 - Minnesota: Architecture and Landscapes (3.0 cr)
· ARCH 5450 - Topics in Architectural Theory (1.0-3.0 cr)
· ARCH 5452 - Architecture: Design, Form, Order, and Meaning (4.0 cr)
· ARCH 5521 - Material Investigation: Concrete (4.0 cr)
· ARCH 5527 - Material Investigations: Stone and Water (4.0 cr)
· ARCH 5539 - Daylighting and Architecture Design (3.0 cr)
· ARCH 5550 - Topics in Technology (1.0-4.0 cr)
· ARCH 5561 - Tech 1, Structures for Building (3.0 cr)
· ARCH 5562 - Tech 2, Intro to Building Technology (3.0 cr)
· ARCH 5563 - Tech 3: Advanced Building Technology Integrated Building Systems (3.0 cr)
· ARCH 5564 - Tech 4: Building Structural Systems (3.0 cr)
· ARCH 5609 - Development and Implementation of Research (3.0 cr)
· ARCH 5611 - Design in the Digital Age (3.0 cr)
· ARCH 5630 - Practicum: Advanced Issues in Practice (3.0 cr)
· ARCH 5650 - Topics in Architectural Practice (1.0-4.0 cr)
· ARCH 5651 - Building Stories (3.0 cr)
· ARCH 5671 - Historic Preservation (3.0 cr)
· ARCH 5672 - Historic Building Conservation (3.0 cr)
· ARCH 5673 - Historic Property Research and Documentation (3.0 cr)
· ARCH 5686 - Research Practices Final Project: Research into Practice (4.0 cr)
· ARCH 5687 - Research Practices Final Project: Practice into Research (4.0 cr)
· ARCH 5688 - Research Practices Final Project: Representation of Case Studies (1.0 cr)
· ARCH 5711 - Theory and Principles of Urban Design (3.0 cr)
· ARCH 5721 - Case Studies in Urban Design (3.0 cr)
· ARCH 5731 - Territorial City (3.0 cr)
· ARCH 5750 - Topics in Urban Design (1.0-4.0 cr)
· ARCH 5756 - Public Interest Design: Principles and Practices (3.0 cr)
· ARCH 8250 - Advanced Topics in Design (1.0-6.0 cr)
· ARCH 8251 - Graduate Architectural Design I (9.0 cr)
· ARCH 8252 - Graduate Architectural Design II (6.0 cr)
· ARCH 8253 - Graduate Architectural Design III (6.0 cr)
· ARCH 8254 - Technical Applications in Design (3.0 cr)
· ARCH 8255 - Graduate Architectural Design V (6.0 cr)
· ARCH 8295 - Directed Graduate Architectural Design (6.0 cr)
· ARCH 8299 - Master's Final Project (10.0 cr)
· ARCH 8350 - Advanced Topics in Representation (1.0-3.0 cr)
· ARCH 8450 - Topics in Theory (1.0-3.0 cr)
· ARCH 8494 - Directed Research in Architectural History (1.0-3.0 cr)
· ARCH 8550 - Topics in Technology (1.0-3.0 cr)
· ARCH 8561 - Sustainable Design Theory and Practice (3.0 cr)
· ARCH 8563 - Energy and Indoor Environmental Quality Issues in Sustainable Design (3.0 cr)
· ARCH 8565 - Materials Performance in Sustainable Building (3.0 cr)
· ARCH 8567 - Site and Water Issues in Sustainable Design (3.0 cr)
· ARCH 8650 - Topics in Architectural Practice (1.0-3.0 cr)
· ARCH 8750 - Topics in Urban Design (1.0-3.0 cr)
Graphic Design
The Graphic Design Track focuses on design theory, process, and methods related to design practice and research. Potential areas of study include multicultural communication, visual representation of information, human interaction with designed objects, social and cultural implications of design, color systems and perception, design history, and design education. Students and faculty collaboratively develop designed objects and information resources that will enhance people’s lives. The program integrates theory with practice in the application of emergent and established technologies to digital design solutions. Completion of the UX MasterTrack Certificate, prior to admission, may apply towards the Graphic Design subplan/track requirements. Student will need to consult with the DGS for approval. Visit: https://design.umn.edu/academics/explore-all-certificates/ux-design-mastertracktm-certificate for more information.
Theory and Philosophy Coursework (6 credits)
Select 6 credits from the following in consultation with the advisor:
DES 8112 - Design Theory (3.0 cr)
DES 8164 - Innovation Theory and Analysis (3.0 cr)
Evaluation and Analysis Coursework (9 credits)
Select in consultation with the advisor.
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)
· GDES 5388 - Graphic Design Research (3.0 cr)
Take 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· 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)
Graphic Design Concentration Coursework (12 credits)
Take 6 or more credit(s) from the following:
· GDES 8361 - Color, Design, and Human Perception (3.0 cr)
· GDES 8362 - The Nature of Representation in Visual Communication (3.0 cr)
Electives (6 credits)
Select from the following in consultation with the advisor:
Take 6 or more credit(s) from the following:
· DES 8113 - Teaching and Assessment (2.0 cr)
· DES 8114 - Design Studio (4.0 cr)
· DES 8115 - Grant Writing (2.0 cr)
· GDES 4131W - History of Graphic Design [WI] (4.0 cr)
· GDES 4345 - Advanced Typography (4.0 cr)
· GDES 5193 - Directed Study in Graphic Design (1.0-4.0 cr)
· GDES 5311 - Illustration (3.0 cr)
· GDES 5341 - Interaction Design (3.0 cr)
· GDES 5371 - Data & Information Visualization (3.0 cr)
· GDES 5383 - Digital Illustration and Animation (3.0 cr)
· GDES 5386 - Fundamentals of Game Design (3.0 cr)
· GDES 8192 - Readings in Graphic Design (1.0-3.0 cr)
· GDES 8193 - Directed Study (1.0-3.0 cr)
Interior Design
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 culture, sustainability, and issues facing design education. Advances in theoretical knowledge and study of the interactions of humans in interior environments prepare students for teaching and research positions as well as design specializations within the profession.
Theory and Philosophy Coursework (6 credits)
Take the following course:
DES 8112 - Design Theory (3.0 cr)
Select 3 credits from the following in consultation with the advisor:
DES 8164 - Innovation Theory and Analysis (3.0 cr)
DES 8166 - Material Culture and Design (3.0 cr)
Evaluation and Analysis Coursework (9 credits)
Take the following courses for 6 credits:
DES 8102 - Quantitative Research Methods (3.0 cr)
DES 8103 - Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research (3.0 cr)
Select 3 credits from the following in consultation with the advisor:
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)
Interior Design Concentration Coursework (12 credits)
Select 12 credits from the following in consultation with the advisor:
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)
GDES 8361 - Color, Design, and Human Perception (3.0 cr)
IDES 8192 - Readings in Interior Design (1.0-3.0 cr)
IDES 8193 - Directed Study (1.0-3.0 cr)
 
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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 8888 - Thesis Credit: Doctoral
Credits: 1.0 -24.0 [max 100.0]
Grading Basis: No Grade
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
(No description) prereq: Max 18 cr per semester or summer; 24 cr required
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: Every Spring
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
EPSY 5261 is designed to engage students in statistics as a principled approach to data collection, prediction, and scientific inference. Students first learn about data collection (e.g., random sampling, random assignment) and examine data descriptively using graphs and numerical summaries. Students build conceptual understanding of statistical inference through the use of simulation-based methods (bootstrapping and randomization) before going on to learn parametric methods, such as t-tests (one-sample and two-sample means), z-tests (one-sample and two-sample proportions), chi-square tests, and regression. This course uses pedagogical methods grounded in research, such as small group activities and discussion. Attention undergraduates: As this is a graduate level course, it does not fulfill the Mathematical Thinking Liberal Education requirement. If you would like to take a statistics course in our department that fulfills that requirement, please consider EPSY 3264.
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: EPsy 8252/EPsy 8262
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 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.
APST 5193 - Directed Study in Apparel Studies
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Independent study in apparel studies under tutorial guidance. prereq: 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.
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.
DES 5165 - Design and Globalization
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 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: Grad student
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 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.
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.
APST 5193 - Directed Study in Apparel Studies
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Independent study in apparel studies under tutorial guidance. prereq: 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.
APST 5224 - Functional Clothing Design
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
This class uses an engineering design process to analyze and meet the functional needs of specific user groups. We will be designing clothing that protects users from environmental conditions, and that facilitates and/or expands body function and movement. Physical principles of clothing and human anatomy are explored. A theoretical understanding of human anatomy and movement is applied through advanced patterning techniques for a variety of body types, work environments, and activities. Class projects are often conducted with an outside partner. Project work focuses on developing skills in collecting, synthesizing (in written and visual form) and using evidence to inform the design of a solution to a user-centered problem. Written documentation, developmental prototypes, and final design solutions are produced and evaluated.
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
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 5188 - Anthropometrics, Sizing & Fit
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Comprehensive attention to ergonomics and anthropometric variance across populations is crucial to the advancement of wearable products and apparel. This course will examine the relationship between body size, body shape, product design, sizing systems, and fit. Students will examine existing sizing systems and develop new sizing systems using anthropometric data, body scan technology, and OptiTex 3D patternmaking software. A special focus will be given to examining innovative tools that encourage the merging of anthropometrics and design throughout the design process. This class is suitable for students across a variety of disciplines.
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: Fall 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 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.
GDES 8361 - Color, Design, and Human Perception
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
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 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 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.
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.
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 5193 - Directed Study in Apparel Studies
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Independent study in apparel studies under tutorial guidance. prereq: instr consent
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 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: Theory and Practice
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.
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 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: Every Spring
A scientific approach to qualitative research. Methods/strategies combined to explore complex research questions.
ARCH 5609 - Development and Implementation of Research
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Bridge gaps among architectural research, design, practice. Forum for students to independently develop research topics/implement research methods related to architectural scholarship/practice, aided by classmates, instructor, guest lecturers. prereq: instr consent
EPSY 5261 - Introductory Statistical Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: EPsy 3264/5231/5261/5263
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
EPSY 5261 is designed to engage students in statistics as a principled approach to data collection, prediction, and scientific inference. Students first learn about data collection (e.g., random sampling, random assignment) and examine data descriptively using graphs and numerical summaries. Students build conceptual understanding of statistical inference through the use of simulation-based methods (bootstrapping and randomization) before going on to learn parametric methods, such as t-tests (one-sample and two-sample means), z-tests (one-sample and two-sample proportions), chi-square tests, and regression. This course uses pedagogical methods grounded in research, such as small group activities and discussion. Attention undergraduates: As this is a graduate level course, it does not fulfill the Mathematical Thinking Liberal Education requirement. If you would like to take a statistics course in our department that fulfills that requirement, please consider EPSY 3264.
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: EPsy 8252/EPsy 8262
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]
ARCH 5451 - Architecture: Defining the Discipline
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Paradigms through which architecture has defined itself. Implications for its practice, product, and architecture in general. Lecture, discussion, design exercises. prereq: M Arch major
ARCH 5110 - Architecture as Catalyst
Credits: 1.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: M.Arch
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Topical workshops on design methods, theories, or emerging practices. prereq: M.Arch
ARCH 5301 - Conceptual Drawing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Arch 4301/Arch 5301
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Drawing as way of analyzing, exploring, and generating design ideas. Projection systems, diagramming, mapping. Different modes of visual perception. Nonverbal structures. prereq: MArch major or instr consent
ARCH 5313 - Visual Communication Techniques in Architecture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Arch 4313/Arch 5313
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Delineation, presentation, and design techniques. Various visual media and methods of investigation. prereq: M Arch major or instr consent
ARCH 5321 - Architecture in Watercolor
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Arch 4321/Arch 5321
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Watercolor as a tool in design process. Foundation principles, techniques, medium, tools, materials. Color relationships, mixing, composition, applications to design. prereq: M Arch grad student or instr consent
ARCH 5391 - Design and Representation with BIM
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Arch 3391/Arch 5391
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
In this course, students will be introduced to the concept of Building Information Modeling (BIM) through the use of Autodesk Revit, one, one of the BIM software tools most commonly used in architectural practice today. Students will engage in a series of design exercises that will require both learning and applying Revit in the context of real world architectural scenarios. In addition to learning Autodesk Revit as a design tool, we will examine the use of BIM technology within the architectural industry through a series of case study examples. Also, presenters will share firsthand accounts of CAD and BIM Software being implemented in architectural practice.
ARCH 5392 - Facade Design & Construction
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course explains and explores contemporary facade design by introducing students to key technical principles that will empower them to be more thoughtful and informed facade designers. We will take an in-depth look at four fundamental facade materials ? stone, clay, metal, and glass ? followed by exploration and development in a 3D environment of the students' choice.
ARCH 5410 - Topics in Architectural History
Credits: 3.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Advanced study in architectural history. Readings, research, seminar reports.
ARCH 5411 - Principles of Design Theory
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Principles of design and their instrumentation. How and why architecture theory is generated. Types and significance of formal analysis. Theoretical positions and modes of criticism. prereq: M Arch major or instr consent
ARCH 5412 - Architecture: A Global and Cultural History
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course examines the history of architecture from a global perspective, addressing a variety of traditions and geographical locations, and following their interconnections and exchanges.
ARCH 5421 - Architecture and Interpertation: The Cave and the Light
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Arch 4421/Arch 5421
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Historical/hermeneutical investigation of iconography of grotto. Intertwined themes of descent into earth and ascent to light, from earliest strata of human culture to present day. prereq: [3411, 3412] or instr consent
ARCH 5423 - Gothic Architecture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Arch 4423/Arch 5423
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
History of architecture and urban design in Western Europe, from 1150 to 1400. prereq: MS Arch or M Arch major or instr consent
ARCH 5424 - Renaissance Architecture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Arch 4424/Arch 5424
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
History of architecture and urban design in Italy, from 1400 to 1600. Emphasizes major figures (Brunelleschi, Alberti, Bramante, Palladio) and evolution of major cities (Rome, Florence, Venice). prereq: MS Arch or M Arch major or instr consent
ARCH 5425 - Baroque Architecture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Arch 4425/Arch 5425
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Architecture and urban design in Italy, from 1600 to 1750. Emphasizes major figures (Bernini, Borromini, Cortona, Guarini) and evolution of major cities (Rome, Turin). prereq: MS Arch or M Arch major or instr consent
ARCH 5431 - Eighteenth-Century Architecture and the Enlightenment
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Arch 4431/Arch 4431W/Arch 5431
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Architecture, urban planning, and garden design in Europe and America from 1650 to 1850.
ARCH 5432 - Modern Architecture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Arch 4432/Arch 5432
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Architecture and urban design in Europe and the United States, from early 19th century to World War II. prereq: MS Arch or M Arch major or instr consent
ARCH 5434 - Contemporary Architecture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Arch 4434/Arch 5434
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Developments, theories, movements, and trends in architecture and urban design, from World War II to present. prereq: MS Arch or M Arch major or instr consent
ARCH 5435 - History of American Architecture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Arch 4435/Arch 5435.
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Through lectures, readings, discussion, and research, we will analyze buildings and spaces—architect designed and “vernacular”—in the context of social, political, economic, technological, and ecological change. As we address these issues, we will examine the ways design and daily life, performed locally, interacted with national and global systems and flows; and the role the built environment has played in advancing structures and concepts of class, gender, race, ethnicity, and power. Students will gain a broad familiarity with the history of American buildings and landscapes, develop critical frameworks for analysis, and enhance their understanding of the environments they interact with every day—as designers, citizens, consumers, and professionals.
ARCH 5441 - Minnesota: Architecture and Landscapes
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Arch 4441/Arch 5441
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
History of major architectural monuments, urban phenomena, and landscape forms of Minnesota. Interrelationships between architecture, geography, and people. prereq: [3411, 3412] recommended
ARCH 5450 - Topics in Architectural Theory
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 9.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Selected topics in architectural theory and criticism.
ARCH 5452 - Architecture: Design, Form, Order, and Meaning
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Architecture and the issue of meaning. Explores fundamental and constituent elements of architectural form and order; their inherent tectonic, phenomenal, experiential, and symbolic characteristics; their potential and implications for the creation and structure of meaningful human places. prereq: M Arch major or instr consent
ARCH 5521 - Material Investigation: Concrete
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Design projects identify common problems/improvements, investigate alternatives, and develop solutions where concrete is primary building material. prereq: MArch or MS
ARCH 5527 - Material Investigations: Stone and Water
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Design projects identify common problems/improvements, investigate alternatives, and develop solutions where wood is primary building material. prereq: M.Arch or M.S.
ARCH 5539 - Daylighting and Architecture Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
This 15-week seminar will explore approaches to daylighting and architectural design that weave together diverse layers of ecological, physiological, and psychological issues to enhance our understanding and relationship of light in place and time. We will explore how the formal, aesthetic, atmospheric, and experiential aspects of daylighting also support and foster more sustainable and regenerative approaches to architectural design. The goal of the seminar is to familiarize students with daylighting from an ecological perspective in order to use both creatively in the design process.
ARCH 5550 - Topics in Technology
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Selected topics in architecture technology, e.g., construction, environmental management, energy performance, lighting, materials.
ARCH 5561 - Tech 1, Structures for Building
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Role of structure in architectural design. Common systems found throughout history. Review systems to identify parameters that influence structural decisions. prereq: M Arch major or instr consent
ARCH 5562 - Tech 2, Intro to Building Technology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Origin/development of architectural idea. Designs as direct means of representing our underlying intentions. prereq: M.Arch or instr consent
ARCH 5563 - Tech 3: Advanced Building Technology Integrated Building Systems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Logic of integrating building systems. Improving understanding of/thinking critically about integration principles, theories, practice, application. Identifying/working through problems the project architect must address. prereq: M.Arch or instr consent
ARCH 5564 - Tech 4: Building Structural Systems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Main concepts related to building structures. Basic knowledge of flow of forces. Review of rules for sizing structures. Calculations to understand systems behavior. Knowledge/tools to design buildings considering structure within design process. prereq: M.Arch or instr consent
ARCH 5609 - Development and Implementation of Research
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Bridge gaps among architectural research, design, practice. Forum for students to independently develop research topics/implement research methods related to architectural scholarship/practice, aided by classmates, instructor, guest lecturers. prereq: instr consent
ARCH 5611 - Design in the Digital Age
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Arch 3611/Arch 5611
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to design, design process. Developing/understanding ways of seeing, thinking, and acting as a designer. Changes in design being wrought by digital technology. Team design project. prereq: Grad student or upper level undergrad student
ARCH 5630 - Practicum: Advanced Issues in Practice
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Advanced architectural practice topics not normally covered in curricula are examined/evaluated as foundation for licensure/ARE 4.0 testing processes. prereq: M.S. Architecture or M.Arch
ARCH 5650 - Topics in Architectural Practice
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 16.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Topics in architectural practice, methods of design production, marketing, operation, and relationships among clients, architecture, and society. prereq: 5621, Arch major or 5621, M Arch major or instr consent
ARCH 5651 - Building Stories
Credits: 3.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Professional practice education by means of case study analysis.
ARCH 5671 - Historic Preservation
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Philosophy, theory, origins of historic preservation. Historic archaeology/research, descriptive analysis, documentation of historic buildings. Government's role in historic preservation, preservation standards/guidelines, preservation/building codes, preservation advocacy.
ARCH 5672 - Historic Building Conservation
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Historic building materials, systems, and methods of conservation. Discussion of structural systems, building repair and pathology, introduction of new environmental systems in historic buildings, and conservation of historic interiors. Research on historic building materials and techniques using primary and secondary resources and on documentation of a specific historic site through large-format photography and measured drawings. prereq: 3412, 5671 or instr consent
ARCH 5673 - Historic Property Research and Documentation
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Philosophy, theory, methods of historic building research. Descriptive analysis of buildings, building documentation, historical archaeology, architectural taxonomy. prereq: [3412, 3641, 4671, 5671, 4672 or 5672] or instr consent
ARCH 5686 - Research Practices Final Project: Research into Practice
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
The course is the first of a three-­course final project sequence required as the capstone experience for MS-­RP students. The course provides a forum for understanding the current state of research in the design and building industry and its trajectories and trends. Student projects will apply this knowledge to a regionally based commercial or non-­⿐profit practices in the building industry, assessing the firm⿿s research capacity, mapping its potential in context of innovative precedents and suggesting future growth. prereq: MS-RP student
ARCH 5687 - Research Practices Final Project: Practice into Research
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Course is the second of a three-­course final project sequence required as the capstone experience for MS-­RP students. Building upon the previous semester understanding the state of research in the building industry, this course develops a single case study project in comparative context of contemporary practice. The work of individual students adds to a collective knowledge base on project best practices and development of industry-­⿐ wide metrics and standards. Course meets concurrently with ARCH 5688 Representation of Case Studies. prereq: Arch 5686
ARCH 5688 - Research Practices Final Project: Representation of Case Studies
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
The course is the third of a three-­course final project sequence required as the capstone experience for MS-­RP students. This course meets concurrently to ARCH 5687 Practice into Research. Information graphics are essential to understanding and explaining critical issues in a case study. The format of information can be designed to emphasize comparisons between projects or to highlight unique characteristics of individual projects. This course will explore a variety of strategies commonly used in case study documentation and ask the student to apply one method to present the case developed in ARCH 5687. prereq: Arch 5686
ARCH 5711 - Theory and Principles of Urban Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Seminar. Debate on dominant theories/paradigms informing city design from renaissance to 21th century. Critical issues central to current debates. prereq: M Arch major or LA grad major or grad student or instr consent
ARCH 5721 - Case Studies in Urban Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Arch/LA 5721
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Reading seminar. Evolution of contemporary city. Dynamics that created contemporary urban spatial patterns. Planning/design theories that have guided public interventions in built environment. Thematic texts, classroom discussions. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
ARCH 5731 - Territorial City
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Arch 4371/Arch 5371
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Seminar. Students research, define, and test conditions within which the territory and contemporary city coexist. Site for research is Twin Cities metropolitan area. Readings, discussions, field trips, collaborative development of urban proposals.
ARCH 5750 - Topics in Urban Design
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Special topics in theory/practice of urban design.
ARCH 5756 - Public Interest Design: Principles and Practices
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Arch 3756/Arch 5756
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
As the allied fields of design evolve in response to an increasing number of global challenges—inequity, social and political turmoil, disruptive climate-change, accelerating population growth—the question of how designers will address the needs of the most vulnerable among us is fundamental. Public Interest Design (PID), an emerging area of specialization within the design professions, specifically considers the concerns of the vast majority of the world's inhabitants who are historically under-resourced and ill-equipped to respond to the "Grand Challenges" facing humankind. With this mind, this introductory survey course has two aims: First, to critically examine the range of environmental, economic, social, and ethical issues that underpins work with under-resourced domestic and international communities—including how these concerns can be collectively addressed to become more resilient; and second, to investigate organizational models that seek to broaden the traditional scope of the allied design fields as disciplines and professions by advocating a humanitarian basis for practice.
ARCH 8250 - Advanced Topics in Design
Credits: 1.0 -6.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring & Summer
Design studio. prereq: Admitted to 3+ track for MArch prog or instr consent
ARCH 8251 - Graduate Architectural Design I
Credits: 9.0 [max 9.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Design projects focus on fundamental issues of space/form/ light/materiality in relation to human habitation. Design as a process of exploration/inquiry. Modes/media of representation, their critical impact. prereq: MArch or instr consent
ARCH 8252 - Graduate Architectural Design II
Credits: 6.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Fundamental architectural problems involving design as a creative inquiry. Individual and collaborative effort. prereq: 8251, grad Arch major or instr consent
ARCH 8253 - Graduate Architectural Design III
Credits: 6.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Issues of design process, representation, programming, technology, and urban relations. prereq: [8251, MArch] or instr consent
ARCH 8254 - Technical Applications in Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Design potential inherent in technical development process of design project. Testing concepts, developing details, integrating building systems. Structural bay enclosure, cost considerations, regulatory compliance. Building-information modeling, analog/digital representations in architecture document production. prereq: [8253, MArch major] or dept consent
ARCH 8255 - Graduate Architectural Design V
Credits: 6.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Fundamental architectural problems involving design as a creative inquiry. Individual/collaborative effort. prereq: [8254, grad Arch major] or instr consent
ARCH 8295 - Directed Graduate Architectural Design
Credits: 6.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
N/A prereq: 8251, grad Arch major or instr consent
ARCH 8299 - Master's Final Project
Credits: 10.0 [max 10.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Final studio project for Plan C master's. Measures knowledge of architecture and ability to conduct research for design proposal, communicate in visual/written representations. Proposal, graphic presentation of project. prereq: Plan C, MArch
ARCH 8350 - Advanced Topics in Representation
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Theory and practice of visual representation in architecture. prereq: Grad Arch major or instr consent
ARCH 8450 - Topics in Theory
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Topics vary prereq: 5411, grad Arch major or instr consent
ARCH 8494 - Directed Research in Architectural History
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
tbd prereq: Grad Arch major or instr consent
ARCH 8550 - Topics in Technology
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Special topics in theory/practice of architecture technologies. prereq: Grad arch major or instr consent
ARCH 8561 - Sustainable Design Theory and Practice
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
History, theory, and ethics of sustainable design processes/practices. Emphasizes approaches to sustainable architecture. Regional/global ecological issues, design strategies, methods of assessment. Primary architectural/technological implications of sustainable design theory/practice that inform design thinking/research. Sustainable design issues. Research projects, case studies, fieldwork. prereq: [5513, [grad MS or MArch]] or instr consent
ARCH 8563 - Energy and Indoor Environmental Quality Issues in Sustainable Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Energy/IEQ aspects of sustainable design related to global environmental issues. Energy/IEQ strategies, methods, and tools as applied to sustainable building design. Research projects, case studies. prereq: [5513, [grad MS or MArch]] or instr consent
ARCH 8565 - Materials Performance in Sustainable Building
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Building-material properties, resource conservation, fabrication/construction processes in production of high performance sustainable building designs. Application of assessment/evaluation tools (LCA, BEES, Athena or LEED) for IEQ, waste reduction and management with an emphasis on experimental/analytic methods. Aesthetic/technical solutions that integrate design selection processes, construction methods, commissioning processes, and facility management, maintenance, and decommissioning. prereq: [5512, grad MS or March]] or instr consent
ARCH 8567 - Site and Water Issues in Sustainable Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Site, water and site/building integration aspects of sustainable design. Ecological principles, site analysis. Water/site/building integration strategies, methods, and tools integrated with sustainable design issues such as energy, indoor environmental quality, and materials. Research projects, case studies, measurement methods. prereq: [5512, [grad MS or MArch student]] or instr consent
ARCH 8650 - Topics in Architectural Practice
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
N/A prereq: Grad Arch major or instr consent
ARCH 8750 - Topics in Urban Design
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
N/A prereq: Grad Arch major or 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 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: Every Spring
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
EPSY 5261 - Introductory Statistical Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: EPsy 3264/5231/5261/5263
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
EPSY 5261 is designed to engage students in statistics as a principled approach to data collection, prediction, and scientific inference. Students first learn about data collection (e.g., random sampling, random assignment) and examine data descriptively using graphs and numerical summaries. Students build conceptual understanding of statistical inference through the use of simulation-based methods (bootstrapping and randomization) before going on to learn parametric methods, such as t-tests (one-sample and two-sample means), z-tests (one-sample and two-sample proportions), chi-square tests, and regression. This course uses pedagogical methods grounded in research, such as small group activities and discussion. Attention undergraduates: As this is a graduate level course, it does not fulfill the Mathematical Thinking Liberal Education requirement. If you would like to take a statistics course in our department that fulfills that requirement, please consider EPSY 3264.
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: EPsy 8252/EPsy 8262
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
GDES 8361 - Color, Design, and Human Perception
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
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: Periodic Fall & Spring
Theories of representation and studio production (digital, non-digital) centered around representation in culture.
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: Fall 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 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.
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 5193 - Directed Study in Graphic Design
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Independent study in graphic design under tutorial guidance. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student
GDES 5311 - Illustration
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
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 - Interaction Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: DHA 4384/GDES 5341
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 5371 - Data & Information Visualization
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: GDes 4371/GDes 5371
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Visual articulation of data. Expansive research, meticulous gathering of data, analysis. Develop cohesive graphical narratives/build solid foundation in craft of presenting data.
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
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
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: Every Spring
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
EPSY 5261 is designed to engage students in statistics as a principled approach to data collection, prediction, and scientific inference. Students first learn about data collection (e.g., random sampling, random assignment) and examine data descriptively using graphs and numerical summaries. Students build conceptual understanding of statistical inference through the use of simulation-based methods (bootstrapping and randomization) before going on to learn parametric methods, such as t-tests (one-sample and two-sample means), z-tests (one-sample and two-sample proportions), chi-square tests, and regression. This course uses pedagogical methods grounded in research, such as small group activities and discussion. Attention undergraduates: As this is a graduate level course, it does not fulfill the Mathematical Thinking Liberal Education requirement. If you would like to take a statistics course in our department that fulfills that requirement, please consider EPSY 3264.
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: EPsy 8252/EPsy 8262
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: 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: Grad student
DES 5168 - Evidence-Based Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
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.
GDES 8361 - Color, Design, and Human Perception
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
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
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