Graduate Courses

The faculty has approval to offer the following courses in the academic years 2017–2018 and 2018–2019; however, not all courses are taught each semester or summer session. Students should consult the Course Schedule to determine which courses and topics will be offered during a particular semester or summer session. The Course Schedule may also reflect changes made to the course inventory after the publication of this catalog.

Design: DES

DES 380. Core Course in Design.

Introduction to design process, research, and methodologies. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with additional laboratory hours to be arranged. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

DES 381. Core Laboratory 1.

Practice laboratory for a variety of design methodologies. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with additional laboratory hours to be arranged. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

DES 382, 482, 582, 682. Critique Studio.

Context and structured dialogue regarding areas of, and the student's own direction in, graduate research. For each semester hour of credit earned, the equivalent of one lecture hour a week, with additional studio hours to be arranged. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

DES 383. Graduate Projects.

Independent study. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

DES 386. Design History.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, consent of the graduate adviser, and consent of instructor.

DES 387, 487, 587, 687. Graduate Internship in Design.

Professional design internship in a field of the student's interest. For each semester hour of credit earned, the equivalent of one lecture hour a week for one semester. Hours to be arranged with supervisor. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, consent of the graduate adviser, and consent of the instructor.

DES 387H, 487H, 587H, 687H. Internship in Healthcare Design.

For each semester hour of credit earned, the equivalent of one lecture hour a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, consent of the graduate adviser, and consent of instructor.

DES 391. Core Laboratory 2.

Designed to provide students with the opportunity to test and expand their design research through writing and various methods of dissemination. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with additional laboratory hours to be arranged. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

DES 392. Professional Communication of Research.

Seminar addressing strategies for communicating design research processes and results to a variety of audiences through vehicles such as exhibitions, scholarly reports, and video recordings. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with additional laboratory hours to be arranged. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

DES 393. Issues in Design Theory and Research.

Investigates current discourse within design studies. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with additional laboratory hours to be arranged. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

DES 394. Advanced Issues in Design.

Examination of design practice in all areas, and its relationship to research. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with additional laboratory hours to be arranged. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

DES 395. Fieldwork in Design.

Students conduct fieldwork as part of a collaborative research team and/or under the direction of a project supervisor. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with additional laboratory hours to be arranged. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

DES 398R. Master's Report.

The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in design and consent of instructor or the graduate adviser.

DES 398S. Master's Exhibition.

The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in design and consent of instructor or the graduate adviser.

DES 398T. Supervised Teaching in Design.

Training and teaching under the close supervision of the course instructor for one semester; group meetings with the instructor, individual consultations, and reports throughout the teaching period. For each semester hour of credit earned, the equivalent of one lecture hour a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in design and graduate standing and appointment as a teaching assistant.