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BK-337: Observation of Young Children Session(s): Fall; Spring | Course Offered Every Year

The history, philosophy, and practice of observing, documenting, and analyzing children's behavior within an ecological framework will be presented.  Specific observational techniques to assess adult-child and child-child interactions, assessment of play, and environmental assessment will be presented.  Students will develop an assessment portfolio for individual children. Prerequisites: CD-234, CD-334, PSY-210 or PSY-310.


BK-341: Variations in Early Development Session(s): Spring | Course Offered Every Year

An examination of biological and environmental factors and their interactions as they impact the development of young children, and may interfere with typical growth and development. The effects of various risk factors, developmental delays or disabilities on patterns of development in the physical, cognitive, language, social-emotional, and adaptive domains will be discussed. Emphasis will be placed on low-incidence disabilities. Field experiences required. Prerequisites: PSY-210, or PSY-310, PSY-312, CD-234. Prerequisite or corequisite: CD-340.


BK-342: Seminar: Meeting Individual Needs Session(s): Spring | Course Offered Every Year

This seminar gives students the opportunity to investigate current professional literature and integrate content from multiple courses and field experiences focused on meeting a  wide variety of individual needs in early childhood environments. Student-led discussions will focus on applying principles of universal design, inclusion, and developmentally appropriate accommodations for children with disabilities and delays. Students will be introduced to Individualized Education Programs and will practice developing appropriate goals and objectives for children. Prerequisites: PSY-210 or  PSY-310, PSY-312, CD-234, CD-334. Prerequisite or corequisite: CD-340. Corequisite: BK-341.


BK-350: Emergent Literary and Technology Integration Session(s): Spring | Course Offered Every Year

This course focuses on the development of reading and writing processes from birth through kindergarten and how technology can be integrated across the curriculum. This course gives students a deeper understanding of the theory, research and recommended practices behind emergent literacy,  focusing on the development of reading and writing. Students will develop an initial electronic teaching portfolio and will conduct literacy and technology activities in inclusive preschool and kindergarten settings. Prerequisites: CD-234, CD-334, BK-337 and CD-345.


BK-445: Advanced Curriculum Development Session(s): Fall | Course Offered Every Year

This course will focus on the application of developmental theory to curriculum planning and developmentally appropriate practice; on linking assessment and curriculum planning; and on adapting and evaluating curriculum to promote the inclusion of young children of various developmental abilities. Students will examine the underlying theory related to the development of an integrated curriculum for young children and the various strategies that can be employed to develop a comprehensive curriculum.  Specific ideas and strategies for planning and implementation will be discussed. Three hours of lecture and three hours of practicum each week. Prerequisites: BK-337, CD-345.


BK-460: Clinical Internship: Infants/Toddlers Session(s): Fall | Course Offered Every Year

Supervised clinical internship with infants and toddlers with and without disabilities under the direction of a cooperating teacher with faculty supervision. Full-time teaching assignments with weekly seminars. Course fee assessed. Instructor's consent required. Prerequisites: CD-234, CD-334, CD-340, CD-345, BK-337, BK-341, BK-342. Corequisites: BK-465, CD-434.


BK-465: Teaming and Collaboration Session(s): Fall | Course Offered Every Year

This seminar will introduce students to the function of interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary teams and the primary disciplines involved in the delivery of services to young children and their families.  The role of the professional in assessment, planning, intervention, and case management will be examined as will the mechanisms whereby these services are coordinated, and the strategies for implementing interdisciplinary, and multi-disciplinary and transdisciplinary programs will be discussed. Issues related to ethics and professional conduct will be discussed. Instructor's consent required. Prerequisites: CD-234, CD-334, CD-340, CD-345, CD-434, CD-438, BK-337, BK-341, BK-342. 


BK-469: Teaching and Leading Session(s): Spring | Course Offered Every Year

In this professional seminar, students will explore the role of teacher as leader and advocate by examining current research and recommended practice in BK teaching and leading. Topics will include professional learning communities,  Recognition and Response (Response to Intervention for early childhood), preventing overrepresentation of racially diverse students in  early intervention, working with children and families who are English language learners,  issues in BK curriculum, service-learning with young children, using digital technology, and career paths in birth-kindergarten. In  collaboration with the instructor,  cooperating teachers and principals, students will select readings, lead discussions and host the seminar one time each in their students teaching sites. In addition, students will construct and lead a service-learning project with their pupils, and will lead one professional discussion or activity with the faculty in their schools. Students will reflect on their teaching and leadership. Corequisite: EDU-490.


CD-234: Development of the Young Child Session(s): Fall; Spring | Course Offered Every Year

A study of the behavior and development of young children two through eight years of age. Students will participate in the care, guidance, and education of a group of young children in an early childhood classroom. Content includes major developmental theories and research applications. Students are to register for a separate off campus practicum (sections as 234L). Three hours of lecture and three hours of practicum each week.


CD-299: Introduction to Research in Child Development Session(s): Fall; Spring | Course Offered Every Year

In conjunction with a faculty mentor, the student will participate in a research or creative project investigating topics and questions in Child Development. This course will provide an introduction to research methods in social science and child development. The research experience will culminate in a paper and presentation. Open to freshmen and sophomore majors and others by permission of the instructor. May be repeated for a total of six credit hours. A research proposal form completed by the student and faculty mentor is required for registration. Instructor's consent required. Prerequisite: CD-234.


CD-334: Infant Development Session(s): Fall; Spring | Course Offered Every Year

This course will provide the theoretical foundations of infant-toddler development as students examine the current research relevant to the growth and development of very young children from a multidisciplinary perspective.  Students will participate concurrently in a field experience in a program serving infants and toddlers. Three hours of lecture and three hours of practica each week. Prerequisite: CD-234.


CD-335: Families and Close Relationships Session(s): Fall; Spring | Course Offered Every Year

A functional course designed to help the students achieve an understanding of various family structures and interpersonal dynamics.  Students will examine theories of family structure, of family function, and of interpersonal and close relationships that can be applied to their personal and professional lives.


CD-340: Developing Relationships and Learning Environments Session(s): Fall; Spring | Course Offered Every Year

This course emphasizes strong teacher-child relationships as a foundation for child development in all domains.  Students will learn and practice positive interaction strategies to promote young children's development and learning. The course also focuses on how interactions with adults and peers and the structure and organization of indoor and outdoor environments influence the development and learning of children. Students will learn to support and facilitate children's play as the major context for development and learning, create inclusive indoor and outdoor environments, and meet diverse individual needs through sensitive interactions and environmental design.  Weekly field experiences required.  Prerequisite: CD-234.


CD-345: Curriculum for Young Children Session(s): Fall; Spring | Course Offered Every Year

Students will design and implement activities that integrate multiple developmental areas and levels of ability that are in accordance with the guidelines of developmentally appropriate practice. Placements will be in early eaducation programs that provide services for children with and without disabilities. Instructor's consent required.  Course fee assessed. Prerequisites: CD-234, CD-334, CD-340, and BK-337.


CD-404: Families in a Global Context Session(s): Fall | Course Offered Every Year

This course will analyze the needs of families from a global perspective. Using an interdisciplinary approach, the family will be examined in various cultures, focusing on family structures, gender roles, socialization practices, health issues, and risk and resiliency factors. Major trends that affect families worldwide will be examined. 


CD-434: Infant Curriculum Session(s): Fall | Course Offered Every Year

Methods of developing, implementing, and evaluating curriculum experiences that are developmentally based for both infants and toddlers with and without disabilities, will be addressed. Program issues that relate to the needs of infants and toddlers and their families will be examined. Three hours of field experiences per week. Instructor's consent required. Course fee assessed. Prerequisites: CD-234, CD-334, CD-340, CD-345.


CD-436: Administration of Programs for Young Children Session(s): Varies, Contact Department Head | Course Offered Varies, Contact Department Head

A study of administration and the role of leadership in programs serving young children. Primarily through project and portfolio work, students will demonstrate competency in understanding the role of developmental theory in establishing and developing programs; the practical needs of programs in terms of staffing,  financial management, licensing, environmental design, equipping and furnishing classrooms; working with parents and governing boards; and assessment and development of teaching staff. Health, safety, and nutritional concerns will also be addressed.  May be taken without prerequisite course with permission from the instructor. Prerequisites: CD-234, CD-334, CD-340.


CD-438: Supporting & Strengthening Families Session(s): Fall; Spring | Course Offered Every Year

An overview of current information related to working with families of young children. Family and social systems theories and research provide a foundation for an ecological transactional view of families of diverse structural and sociocultural backgrounds. The emphasis of the course is on providing family-centered services that support and strengthen the family unit. Field experiences required.  Prerequisites:  CD-234, CD-334, and BK-337.


CD-440: Readings in Early Education and Early Intervention Session(s): Fall; Spring | Course Offered Every Year

This course will trace the history and supporting theoretical bases of early education and early childhood special education in the United States. Models of early education and early intervention will be examined from a national perspective. Current trends and legislation at the state and national level will also be investigated. Program models designed to serve the needs of economically disadvantaged and at-risk children and families will be a focus of examination. Observations of programs that exemplify different models may be conducted during the semester. Prerequisites: CD-234, CD-334, CD-340.


CD-450: Advanced Practicum & Seminar Session(s): Fall; Spring | Course Offered Every Year

Supervised student teaching will provide an in-depth opportunity for students to plan and implement developmentally appropriate curriculum and instruction for young children.  Student teaching is co-supervised by a cooperating classroom teacher and a member of the Child Development faculty. In addition to 300 contact hours spent in the classroom, students will meet weekly to discuss, analyze, and evaluate their field experiences. Students need to have four consecutive days when they can participate in the classroom on a full-time basis.  Course fee assessed. Instructor's consent required. Prerequisites: CD-234, CD-334, BK-337, CD-340, CD-345, and BK-445.


CD-498: Honors Thesis in Child Development Session(s): Fall; Spring | Course Offered Every Year

In conjunction with a faculty mentor, the student will formulate and execute a research project at an advanced level of complexity that will culminate in a paper and a presentation.  The project must meet Honors Program thesis requirements as well as the expectations of the child development faculty.  A research proposal form completed by the student, faculty mentor, and Honors Program director is required for registration.  Open to seniors who are members of the Honors and/or Teaching Fellows Programs.


CD-499: Research in Child Development Session(s): Fall; Spring | Course Offered Every Year

In conjunction with a faculty mentor, the student will develop and conduct a research project investigating topics and questions in Child Development.  This course will provide an introduction to research methods in social science and child development. The research experience will culminate in a paper and presentation.  Open to junior and senior majors and others by permission of the instructor. May be repeated for a total of six credit hours. A research proposal form completed by the student and faculty mentor is required for registration. Instructor's consent required. Prerequisites: CD-234, CD-334, BK-337.


FCS-274: Personal Finance Session(s): Spring | Course Offered Odd-Numbered Years Only

An analysis of consumer decision making in the marketplace; government protection for the consumer; consumer credit institutions; insurance, investments, management of personal finances, retirement and estate planning.  No credit given in major for business, or economics.  Also offered as ECO-274.


FCS-290: Foundations in Family and Consumer Sciences Session(s): Fall | Course Offered Every Year

Historical and theoretical perspectives, and current trends in various disciplines in Human Environmental Sciences are explored.  Students will be provided with the foundation to apply human systems theory and life course development to their area of specialization in Child Development, Family and Consumer Sciences, Fashion Merchandising and Design, and Interior Design.


FCS-299: Introduction to Research in Family & Consumers Science Session(s): Fall; Spring | Course Offered Every Year

In conjunction with a faculty mentor, the student will participate in a research or creative project investigating topics and problems in Family and Consumer Sciences.  This course will provide an introduction to the methods and techniques of the discipline.  The research experience will culminate in a paper and presentation.  Open to freshmen and sophomore majors and others by permission of the instructor.  May be repeated for a total of six credit hours.  A research proposal form completed by the student and faculty mentor is required for registration. Instructor's consent required.


FCS-355: Family Resource Management Session(s): Spring | Course Offered Odd-Numbered Years Only

The use of human resources to promote individual and family development.  Emphasis on family life management skills from a woman's perspective.


FCS-424: Professional Perspectives in FCS Session(s): Fall | Course Offered Odd-Numbered Years Only

Investigation of historic development, interdisciplinary nature, integrative approach, and ethical perspectives of Family and Consumer Sciences field of study; introduction to professional opportunities within business, education, research, and service agencies; formulation of individual career plan.


FCS-425: FCS Practicum Session(s): Spring | Course Offered Even-Numbered Years Only

Provides a culminating experience for Family & Consumer Sciences majors seeking careers in business and community services. The internship is selected by the student through career analysis, and is conducted in cooperation with an approved internship sponsor.  The student must work 150 hours total over the course of the semester in an approved site.  Prerequisite:  FCS-424.


FCS-498: Honors Thesis in Family and Consumer Sciences Session(s): Fall; Spring | Course Offered Every Year

In conjunction with a faculty mentor, the student will formulate and execute a research project at an advanced level of complexity that will culminate in a paper and a presentation.  The project must meet Honors Program thesis requirements as well as the expectations of the family and consumer sciences faculty.  A research proposal form completed by the student, faculty mentor, and Honors Program director is required for registration.  Open to seniors who are members of the Honors and/or Teaching Fellows Programs.


FCS-499: Research in Family & Consumer Sciences Session(s): Fall; Spring | Course Offered Every Year

In conjunction with a faculty mentor, the student will develop and conduct a research or creative project exploring topics and problems in Family and Consumer Sciences.  The research experience will culminate in a paper and presentation.  Open to junior and senior majors and others by permission of the instructor. May be repeated for credit for a total of six credit hours.  A research proposal form completed by the student and faculty mentor is required for registration. Instructor's consent required. Prerequisite: FCS-355.


FCS-764: Methods of Teaching Family & Consumer Sciences Session(s): Spring | Course Offered Every Year

A study of planning, implementing, and evaluating family and consumer sciences programs. Emphasis on identifying needs of learners, writing objectives, planning lessons, using a variety of teaching/learning strategies, and assessing effectiveness.  Required for secondary family and consumer sciences licensure students and food and nutrition majors. Open to students admitted to the teacher education program, nutrition majors or with permission of the instructor.


FCS-765: Family & Consumer Sciences Education Session(s): Fall | Course Offered Every Other Year

A survey of the curriculum for secondary family and consumer sciences education.  Includes a program philosophy, organization, needs assessment, advisory committees, curriculum development, vocational student organizations [FCCLA], and legislation.  Includes field experience.  Required of secondary family and consumer sciences education majors. Open to students admitted to the teacher education program or with permission of the instructor.


FMD-114: Apparel Merchandising Session(s): Fall; Spring | Course Offered Every Year

A study of the operations involved in the production and merchandising of apparel including fashion dynamics and product life cycle.


FMD-115: Principles of Clothing Construction Session(s): Fall; Spring | Course Offered Every Year

The practical application of basic construction techniques including pattern alterations and analysis of quality construction in ready-to-wear. Two lectures and four hours of laboratory each week.


FMD-212: Visual Merchandising Session(s): Fall | Course Offered Every Year

A study of promotional techniques used in successful retail operations.  Emphasis is placed on merchandise display, fashion show production, and floor space layout.


FMD-213: Clothing and Society Session(s): Fall; Spring | Course Offered Every Year

The study of the social and psychological aspects of clothing in our society today.  The meaning of clothes in specific social situations, cultural contexts of dress, clothing as a form of nonverbal communications, and individual thought processes about clothing and appearance are studied.


FMD-227: Flat Pattern Session(s): Fall | Course Offered Every Year

Basic principles and methods used in garment structure and design with emphasis on flat pattern. Prerequisite: FMD-115 with C grade or better.


FMD-299: Introduction to Research in FMD Session(s): Fall; Spring | Course Offered Every Year

In conjunction with a faculty mentor, the student will participate in a research or creative project investigating issues and problems in clothing and fashion merchandising.  This course will provide an introduction to the methods and techniques of the discipline. The research experience will culminate in a paper and presentation.  Open to freshmen and sophomore majors and others by permission of the instructor. May be repeated for a total of six credit hours.  A research proposal form completed by the student and faculty mentor is required for registration. Instructor's consent required. Prerequisite: FMD-114.


FMD-314: Retail Merchandising Session(s): Spring | Course Offered Every Other Year

A study of retail operations including store management, buying procedures, retail organization, and merchandising mathematics. Includes laboratory application of retail functions.


FMD-315: History of Costume Session(s): Fall | Course Offered Every Year

A study of the history of European and American costume in relation to religious, political, technological, and artistic movements from the Egyptian period [2700 B.C.] to the 20th century. Also offered as ART-315.


FMD-318: Apparel Design Development Session(s): Spring | Course Offered Every Year

The application of technical, creative, and analytical skills in developing seasonal apparel lines.  Emphasis will be placed on targeting market identification, selecting fabric and trimmings in relation to price determination, developing operation sheets, and budgeting seasonal collections.  Prerequisites: FMD-114, FMD-115.


FMD-319: Fashion Forecasting Session(s): Fall | Course Offered Every Year

The study of gathering, analyzing, interpreting and diffusing information for the purpose of increasing the competitive advantage for the textile and apparel branches of the fashion industry.


FMD-325: Draping Session(s): Spring | Course Offered Every Year

A study of the principles of apparel design using the draping method. Emphasis on fit, design, appropriateness, and construction techniques. May be taken without prerequisite courses with permission of the instructor. Prerequisite: FMD-115 with a grade of C or better.


FMD-327: Fashion Sketching and Portfolio Development Session(s): Spring | Course Offered Odd-Numbered Years Only

Exploration of basic proportions of the various fashion figures with an emphasis on female market segment. Introduction of fashion sketching techniques using various media and professional materials to communicate original design ideas. Prerequisites: ART-101 with a grade of C or better; FMD-115 with a grade of C or better; and FMD-227 or FMD-325.


FMD-418: Textiles Session(s): Fall; Spring | Course Offered Every Year

A study of textile products from raw materials through manufacturing and finishing of fabrics.  Emphasis on selection and care of textiles.


FMD-419: Professional Practices Session(s): Spring | Course Offered Every Year

This course will be a culminating experience for fashion majors. It will examine career opportunities in the fashion industry with specific emphasis on qualifications for each different job. It will examine professional etiquette, professional behavior, and best practices in the field. It will provide instruction for and the opportunity to compile a portfolio for the design OR merchandising student.


FMD-426: Tailoring Session(s): Fall | Course Offered Every Year

Advanced techniques in garment selection, fitting, and construction. Analysis of custom and fusible methods of tailoring. One lecture and five hours of laboratory each week.  Prerequisites: FMD-115 with a grade of C or better, FMD-227, and FMD-325.


FMD-428: CAD Apparel Design Session(s): Spring | Course Offered Every Year

Applications of apparel design techniques utilizing the computer to facilitate the design process. Emphasis will be placed on original garments and textile designs. Students must have computer experience. Prerequisites: FMD-115 with a grade of C or better, and FMD-227 or FMD-325.


FMD-442: Retail Buying Session(s): Fall | Course Offered Every Year

This course applies retail strategy and merchandising principles to the day-to-day activities and responsibilities of a retail buyer. Emphasis on customer identification, sales forecasting, merchandise budgeting, assortment planning, merchandise procurement, and vendor analysis. Prerequisite: FMD-344.


FMD-443: Retail Case Studies Session(s): Spring | Course Offered Every Year

An in-depth study of problems which retailers are currently facing.  Business environments are simulated for students to analyze, evaluate, and select alternative solutions which would best suit each firm studied.  Recommendations will be submitted in the form of oral and written reports. Prerequisite: FMD-344.


FMD-446: Multi-Channel Retailing Session(s): Fall | Course Offered Every Year

A study of retailing as it embraces multichannel distribution.  Course content includes the evolution, components and strategies used in multichannel retailing, as well as legal, technological and ethical issues.  Customer service, consumer behavior, social media strategies, business intelligence and supply chain issues will also be studied as they relate to alternative channels of distribution. Prerequisite: FMD 314.


FMD-495: Senior Exhibition Session(s): Spring | Course Offered Every Year

As a group, senior design students will prepare and install an exhibition of their work or produce a fashion show featuring their own designs. Students are responsible for all aspects of their project including the promotion of the show or exhibit, labeling of items, securing models and/or dress forms, staging or set up, and hospitality arrangements.  Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in FMD-227, FMD-325, FMD-327, FMD-426, ART-101 and ART-110.


FMD-498: Honors Thesis in Fashion Merchandising and Design Session(s): Fall; Spring | Course Offered Every Year

In conjunction with a faculty mentor, the student will formulate and execute a research project at an advanced level of complexity that will culminate in a paper and a presentation.  The project must meet Honors Program thesis requirements as well as the expectations of the clothing and fashion merchandising faculty.  A research proposal form completed by the student, faculty mentor, and Honors Program director is required for registration.  Open to seniors who are members of the Honors and/or Teaching Fellows Programs.


FMD-499: Research in Fashion Merchandising and Design Session(s): Fall; Spring | Course Offered Every Year

In conjunction with a faculty mentor, the student will develop and conduct a research or creative project exploring issues and problems in Fashion Merchandising and Design. The research experience will culminate in a paper and presentation.  Open to junior and senior majors and others by permission of the instructor.  May be repeated for credit for a total of six credit hours.  A  research proposal form completed by the student and faculty mentor is required for registration. Instructor's consent required. Prerequisites: FMD-114 and FMD-344.


ID-142: History of Architectural Interiors & Furnishings Session(s): Fall | Course Offered Every Year

A study of architectural interiors and furnishings from antiquity to present. Relationship of architecture, art, and furniture styles to interiors. Survey of contemporary furniture designers. Also offered as ART-142.


ID-144: Interior Design I Session(s): Fall; Spring | Course Offered Every Year

An exploration of the basic elements and principles of interior design. Includes application of design principles to human environments. Emphasis on design solution, relevant to human needs. Introduction to architectural drawing. Six studio hours per week. Also offered as ART-144.


ID-243: Interior Design Process and Presentation Session(s): Fall; Spring | Course Offered Every Year

Continued exploration of the design process and utilizing graphic communication techniques to visually communicate design solutions.  Exploration of presentation methods and techniques.  Six studio hours per week. Prerequisite: ID-144.  Prerequisite or Co-requisite ART-110. Studio fee assessed. 


ID-244: Interior Design II Session(s): Fall; Spring | Course Offered Every Year

Residential interior design studio. Included will be the solution of residential design problems, preparation of appropriate drawings and models, application of universal design principles and aging in place. Historic adaptation of residential spaces. Specifications of finishes, furnishings and equipment for residential interiors. Six studio hours each week. Prerequisites: ART-110, ID-243. Studio fee assessed. 


ID-245: Housing Issues Session(s): Fall | Course Offered Every Year

Study of psychological, physiological, social, and environmental aspects of shelter. Included will be a study of the housing needs of elderly and handicapped; cross-cultural perspective of housing; ergonomics; historic preservation; energy efficiency; and government policies influencing housing.
 


ID-246: Interior Design Products Session(s): Spring | Course Offered Every Year

In-depth study of materials and their appropriate application used in interior design; including flooring, window treatments, wall coverings and furniture. Quality, utilization and sustainability as factors in material selection are included. Calculations of materials for flooring, soft window treatments, upholstered furniture and wall covering installations are covered.
 


ID-248: Technology Applications for Interior Design Session(s): Fall; Spring | Course Offered Every Year

Exploration of technology techniques and tools for Interior Design. Design software and internet exploration. Introduction of computer aided drafting and design. Prerequisites: ID-144; Prerequisite or Corequisite: ID-243, ID-244.


ID-299: Introduction to Research in Interior Design Session(s): Fall; Spring | Course Offered Every Year

In conjunction with a faculty mentor, the student will participate in a research or creative project investigating topics and problems in Interior Design. This course will provide an introduction to the methods and techniques of the discipline. The research experience will culminate in a paper and/or presentation. Open to freshmen and sophomore majors and others by permission of the instructor. May be repeated for a total of six credit hours. A research proposal form completed by the student and faculty mentor is required for registration. Instructor's consent required. Prerequisite: ID-144.
 


ID-342: Special Problems in CADD Session(s): Fall; Spring | Course Offered Every Year

Application of advanced computer aided design for residential and commercial interiors. Further exploration of overlay design packages. Prerequisites: ID-144, ID-243, ID-244, ID-248. Studio fee assessed.
 


ID-343: Construction Technology Session(s): Fall; Spring | Course Offered Every Year

Survey of residential and non-residential systems, building materials, traditional and sustainable construction methods, and custom millwork design. Prerequisites: ID-144, ID-243, ID-244, ID-248, and ART-110. Prerequisite or Corequisite: ID-342. Studio fee assessed.
 


ID-344: Interior Design III Session(s): Fall; Spring | Course Offered Every Year

Application of design solutions for commercial and residential interiors. Included will be exploration of sustainable materials, solving design problems for diverse populations, and the study of building codes. Six studio hours per week. Prerequisites: ID-144, ID-243, ID-244, ID-248, ART-110.  Prerequisite or Corequisite: ID-342. Studio fee assessed.
 


ID-348: Interior Lighting Design Session(s): Spring | Course Offered Every Year

Exploration of light as a design element in interior design; lighting theory; emphasis on technical aspects of lighting; lighting calculations; lighting specification and installation. Studio problems with application to residential, office, hospitality, retail, and institutional settings.  Prerequisites: ID-144,  ID-243.  Prerequisite or Corequisite: ID-244,  ID-248.
 


ID-443: Professional Practices in Interior Design Session(s): Fall | Course Offered Every Year

Exploration of business principles and practices of interior design. Using ethical practice in design management students gain knowledge and application of basic business processes. Introduction to professional organizations and professional development and creating a portfolio are covered. Students must have senior standing to enroll. Prerequisites: ID-144, ID-243, ID-244, ID-248, ART-110. Prerequisite or corequisite: ID-342, ID-344.
 


ID-447: Commercial Interior Design Session(s): Fall; Spring | Course Offered Every Year

Execution of creative and functional solutions for commercial interior design problems. Included will be study of space planning and specification of traditional and sustainable materials and furnishings for non-residential interiors.  Lecture and six studio hours each week. Prerequisites: ID-144, ID-243, ID-244, ID-248, ID-342, ID-344, ART-110. Studio fee assessed.
 


ID-448: Interior Design IV Session(s): Fall; Spring | Course Offered Every Year

Senior level design studio course exploring various design problems in complexity, size and scope. Emphasis is given to multi-use spaces. Research and related reading are included. Six studio hours per week. Prerequisites: ID-144, ID-243, ID-244, ID-248, ID-342, ID-344. ART-110. Studio fee assessed.


ID-498: Honors Thesis in Interior Design Session(s): Fall; Spring | Course Offered Every Year

In conjunction with a faculty mentor, the student will formulate and execute a research project at an advanced level of complexity that will culminate in a paper and a presentation. The project must meet Honors Program thesis requirements as well as the expectations of the interior design faculty. A research proposal form completed by the student, faculty mentor, and Honors Program director is required for registration. Open to seniors who are members of the Honors and/or Teaching Fellows Programs.


ID-499: Research in Interior Design Session(s): Fall; Spring | Course Offered Every Year

In conjunction with a faculty mentor, the student will develop and conduct a research or creative project exploring issues and problems in Interior Design. The research experience will culminate in a paper and/or presentation. Open to junior and senior majors and others by permission of the instructor. May be repeated for credit for a total of six credit hours. A research proposal form completed by the student and faculty mentor is required for registration. Instructor's consent required. Prerequisite: ID-244.
 



Curriculum requirements and course descriptions are subject to changes with each catalogue.




Contact Information
Eunyoung Yang
Department Head and Associate Professor, Human Environmental Sciences
205 Martin Hall
yange@meredith.edu
(919) 760-8729


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