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Last approved: Sat, 17 Mar 2018 08:00:10 GMT

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DS (Design Studies)
100
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Dual-Level Course
Cross-listed Course
No
Design in Culture and Context
Design in Context
College of Design
College of Design (12DN)
Term Offering
Spring Only
Offered Every Year
Spring 2019
Previously taught as Special Topics?
Yes
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Course Prefix/NumberSemester/Term OfferedEnrollment
ADN 292Spring 201432
ADN 292Spring 201524
ADN 292Spring 201625
ADN 292Spring 201733
ADN 292Spring 201835
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)
Hybrid (Online/Face to Face)

Grading Method
Letter Grade Only
3
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture3
Course Attribute(s)


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University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
Yes
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Kathleen Callahan Rieder
Associate Professor in Art and Design

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Lecture3030NoThe course has a 40 student limit.
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
Delivery FormatPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
SEM00NoN/A
LEC00NoN/A
Prerequisite: D 100; Design Studies Majors only

Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
Yes
SIS Program CodeProgram TitleRequired or Elective?
ADNDesign StudiesRequired
Design in Culture and Context is a first year seminar for Design Studies majors. The course examines design action and the relationships between design and other systems, chiefly the natural and built environment, society and culture, and technology and economics. Recent independent studies, field projects, and special initiatives by artists, designers, and principal investigators will introduce students to the negotiations that take place among the decision-makers, manufacturers, and civic and community patrons in understanding the nature and limits of a variety media, processes of design, and the cultural implications of researching meaningful solutions to current challenges and public needs.



Design in Culture and Context is the introduction to Design Studies and is the first step in the critical path towards a degree in Design Studies.The course explores the dynamic tension between forces of social and cultural context and technological development on the one hand and individual innovation and creative response on the other to issues that are defined by the search for a designed solution, not only for the designer, but also for other experts and stakeholders in the process.  Emphasis will be given to the roles of inquiry and reflection throughout the learning process and where  a variety of analytical and interpretive approaches are useful and essential to responsibly initiate, manage, monitor and evaluate design history, theory and application in contemporary settings.


No

Is this a GEP Course?
No
GEP Categories

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Requisites and Scheduling
 
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Additional Information
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College(s)Contact NameStatement Summary
College of Design
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-- students will experience the value of data collection and analysis

-- students will engage in idea generation, screening, selection and refinement

-- student will learn to implement post-project evaluation


-- student will learn the role inquiry and reflection play in the study of design,culture and context


-- students will explore the dynamic tension between forces of social and cultural context and technological development


Student Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

• Compare different social and cultural perspective as observers and participants in crafting solutions, perspectives, and priorities.

• Evaluate and critique personal contributions and the input of others

• Identify human-centered issues such as consumption and sustainability.

• Explain design solutions at various scales and environments

• Articulate the connectedness of ideas and solutions

• Provide a context for design action in relation to physical, cognitive, social, cultural, historical, economic, ecological and technological ramifications

• Recognize a wide variety of different types of designers and design approaches upon which to model their own development.

 


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Readings assignments8 points 5 written assignments /essays related to the assigned readings
each assignment is worth 8 points = 40 points
Project10 points4 -Research Projects with Powerpoint Presentations
each presentation worth 10 points = 40 points
Other5 pointsWritten reflections on each project
4 - reflections in the semester = 20 points
Discussed with Kathleen in person on 9/12/2017.
arrl (Mon, 19 Feb 2018 20:48:48 GMT): Rollback: kathleen you have checked yes for is the course repeatable but you then say that you can take it only one time. ??
aeherget (Thu, 08 Mar 2018 14:01:25 GMT): AECHH: Uploading updated syllabus at instructor's request via email 3/7/2018.
aeherget (Thu, 08 Mar 2018 16:37:02 GMT): AECHH: Updated requisites at instructor's request via email 3/8/2018.
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