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    D 100 Design Inquiry I: Methods and Processes 3.

    Design Inquiry I asks students to think critically about and experiment with expanding their toolkit of process and methods in solving large scale problems with innovative solutions. Through discussion sections, students will also be introduced to methods of critical reading and writing as a reflective practice. Topics students will consider and implement include lateral thinking, metaphorical thinking, abductive reasoning, networked thinking, discourse as thought, systems thinking and more. Students in Design must receive a C- to pass the course.

    D 101 Design Inquiry II: Methods and Processes 3.

    As an important extension of the first semester, Design Inquiry II asks students to engage in the critical evaluation of the making process and how design and the artifacts that we create contribute to material culture. Lecture topics are both historical and contemporary and include: design in the age of reason, the age of composition, and the age of experience; consumption and material culture; designing the obsolete; human-centered design, and universal design. Student in Design must receive a C- to pass the course.

    D 102 Design Culture and Context I 3.

    Design Culture and Context I is an interdisciplinary survey of the impact of culture on the ideas, styles and expressions of art and design during the 19th and 20th centuries. With a focus on the United State and societies around the globe, a variety and material references from architecture, industrial design, textile and clothing manufacture, the arts, graphic design, film and new media will be used to explore the "big picture" of the things people create--material culture-- within a frame of significance, utility and public need.

    D 103 Design Culture and Context II 3.
    Prerequisite: D 102.

    Design Culture and Context II examines design action and the relationships between design and other systems, chiefly the natural and built environment, society and culture, and technology and economics. Case studies presented by affiliate College of Design faculty, professionals and principle investigators in Universal Design, Natural Learning and Museum Practice will introduce students to the cultural implications eof crafting wmeaningful solutions to current challenges and public needs.

    D 104 First Year Studio I 6.
    Co-requisite: D 100; restricted to Design majors only.

    First Year Studio I provides College of Design freshman with an introduction to foundational design concepts and methods representative of creative activity across design and artistic disciplines. This 6-credit fall semester course encourages entering freshman to think critically and act creatively about and upon design, art and the world around them as they secure a skillful level of craftsmanship in the conception, development, and making of all studio-based work. Semester work focuses on key design issues such as process, method, technique, technology and the production of visual and physical items necessary for the envisioning and development of design. College of Design Studio Majors Only; Students must receive a C- to pass the course.

    D 105 First Year Studio II 6.
    Prerequisite: D 100 and D 104; Corequisite: D 101; Restricted to Design majors only.

    First Year Studio II is the continuation of a comprehensive introduction to foundational design concepts and methods begun in First Year Studio I. This 6-credit fall semester course asks freshman to think critically and act creatively about and upon design, art, and the world around them as they apply a skillful level of craftsmanship in the conception, development, and making of all studio-based work. In this second semester studio, students acquire further knowledge of design and art through assignments and projects that describe a more complex scope of challenges than in the previous first semester studio. College of Design Studio Majors Only; Students must receive a C- to pass the course.

    D 231 Design History for Engineers and Scientists 3.

    Study of historical connections among various disciplines and across cultures from prehistory to the present, with an emphasis on design. Students develop visual timelines of events to better understand how seemingly disparate disciplines affect one another. Special attention paid to scientific, artistic, and philosophical "revolutions" and their impact upon each other and upon other intellectual and practical endeavors.

    D 292 Special Topics in Design 1-3.

    Topics of current interest in the college of Design. Used to develop new courses.

    D 492 Special Topics in Design 1-6.

    Topics of current interest in the College of Design. Used to develop new courses.

    D 592 Special Topics in Design 1-6.
    Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

    Topics of current interest in the College of Design. Used to develop new courses.

    D 684 Teaching Design at the College Level 3.

    Preparation for college level teaching in the design disciplines. Discussion of the history of design education, curriculum development, pedagogical strategies, assessment, and teaching and research demands on college design faculty. Meets partial requirements for the university Certificate of Accomplishment in Teaching.Restricted to students enrolled in College of Design masters and doctoral programs.