Courses

Transitions first-year ENVD students into college through the process of discovering their path to educational success. Provide opportunities to facilitate learning through peer support groups and curricular integration with the ENVD core classes. Prerequisites: Restricted to Environmental Design (ENVD) majors only.
Introduces students to the complexity of forces that interact to shape the designed environment. A lecture sequence and parallel set of design exercises exposes students to the theory and practice of environmental design, and to the important issues that guide the work of architects, landscape architects, urban designers, and urban planners. Open to nonmajors on a space available basis. Department enforced coreqs., ENVD 1052 and 2001. Prerequisites: Restricted to Program in Environmental Design majors only.
Designed for students who are interested in pursuing a degree in design. Provides a foundation for viewing the world through the "eyes" of a designer and gives a broad overview of various design professions including: Architecture, Planning, Landscape Architecture, and Industrial Design through a basic history of design and speculation concerning the future of these professions. Prerequisites: Restricted to non-Program in Environmental Design majors only.
Using both lectures and drawing exercises, this class extends understandings of the representational conventions used by the design professions through its introduction to the possibilities offered by emerging digital techniques for the depiction of designed artifacts and environments, allowing students to extend and enhance their understandings of advanced practices for design visualization, representation, and communication. Department enforced coreqs., ENVD 1004 and 2001. Prerequisites: Restricted to Program in Environmental Design majors only.
Using both lectures and drawing exercises, this class extends understandings of the representational conventions used by the design professions through its introduction to the possibilities offered by traditional techniques for the advanced practices for design visualization, representation, and communication. Department enforced coreqs., ENVD 1104 and ENVD 2003. Prerequisites: Requires prerequisite courses of ENVD 1004, ENVD 1052 and ENVD 2001 (all minimum grade C-). Restricted to Program in Environmental Design majors only.
Explores the forces and conditions that interact to shape the designed environment. It does so through a lecture sequence and parallel set of design exercises introducing students to the theory and practice of environmental design. It develops student understandings of the central role design thinking plays as the unique process used to effect appropriate change in the designed environment. Department enforced coreqs., ENVD 1102 and ENVD 2003. Prerequisites: Requires prerequisite courses of ENVD 1004, ENVD 1052 and ENVD 2001 (all minimum grade C-). Restricted to Program in Environmental Design majors only.
Examines reciprocal relationships between people and their built and natural environments, tracing major issues and approaches in design research to understand how people are influenced by the environment and how they can create healthy, just, and livable places. Department enforced coreqs., ENVD 1004 and 1052. Prerequisites: Restricted to Program in Environmental Design majors only.
Using both lectures and drawing exercises, this class examines the traditional representational conventions used by the design professions to depict and describe space, form, pattern and information. Uses a multi-disciplined approach that explores the three basic intentions that inform the marks that designers make: visualization, representation and communication. Open to nonmajors on a space available basis. Prerequisites: Requires prerequisite course of ENVD 1004 (minimum grade C-). Restricted to Program in Environmental Design majors only.
Introduces basic principles and techniques of ecology as they relate to the design and understanding of the built environment. Includes a study of hazards and the impact of modern technology on the natural and built environments. Department enforced coreqs., ENVD 1102 and ENVD 1104. Prerequisites: Requires prerequisite courses of ENVD 1004, ENVD 1052 and ENVD 2001 (all minimum grade C-). Restricted to Program in Environmental Design majors only.
Introduces the use of computers in design fields, including applications for word-processing, desktop publishing, graphic creation, and Cad-style design. Aims to provide basic general skills in computer use that are transferable to other computer applications. Prerequisites: Restricted to Program in Environmental Design majors only.
The first of four architecture studios, this class introduces students to the basic strategies and techniques of architectural design. Focuses on the languages of design, as well as on traditional and digital methods of visualizing architectural ideas and forms. Prerequisites: Requires prerequisite course of ENVD 2002 (minimum grade C-). Restricted to Program in Environmental Design majors only.
This class exposes students to a sequence of design investigations that lead to the development of design concepts for critical evaluation and discussion. The intent of this introductory design studio is to expose students to fundamental design practices common to the disciplines---architecture, landscape architecture, planning, urban design---that share the responsibility for shaping the designed environment. Prerequisites: Requires prerequisite course of ENVD 2002 (minimum grade C-).
Exposes students to a sequence of design investigations that lead to the development of design concepts for critical evaluation and discussion. The intent of this introductory design studio is to expose students to the fundamental design practices that are common to the disciplines of environmental design, planning, urban design and landscape design - that share the responsibility for shaping the designed environment. Department enforced coreqs., ENVD 3115 and ARCH 3114. Prerequisites: Requires prerequisite courses of ENVD 1102, ENVD 1104 and ENVD 2003 (all minimum grade C-). Restricted to Program in Environmental Design majors only.
Exposes students to a sequence of design investigations that lead to the development of design concepts for critical evaluation and discussion. The intent of this introductory design studio is to expose students to the fundamental design practices that are common to the disciplines of architecture, urban design and landscape design - disciplines that share the responsibility for shaping the designed environment. Department enforced coreqs., ENVD 3003 and ENVD 3004. Prerequisites: Requires prerequisite courses of ENVD 2120, ENVD 3115 and ARCH 3114 (all minimum grade C-). Restricted to Program in Environmental Design majors only.
Focuses on construction and use of computer-based information systems to represent and manipulate geographic data. Emphasizes the recording, mapping,and transforming of data for analysis and use by planners. Prerequisites: Restricted to Program in Environmental Design majors only.
Examines the social and behavioral aspects of relationships between people and the designed environment. Gives special attention to antecedent factors (why we have the environments we do), implications of given arrangements for special population groups, and responses to incongruent environments. Open to nonmajors on a space available basis. Prerequisites: Restricted to Program in Environmental Design majors only.

The nature of design and systematic methods for improving design. Topics include: nature of design problems; structure of design process; theory of form; problem definition; generating solution ideas; evaluation; roles of form and function. Students use computers without having to learn to program. Open to nonmajors.

Introduces the site planning process including: site analysis and its relationship to building program and site concept, and preparation of site plans. Emphasis is placed on the planning of the physical site through a thorough understanding of process, land use, site constraints and synthesis of ecological, functional and aesthetic considerations in the site planning process. Department enforced coreqs., ENVD 2130 and ENVD 3004. Prerequisites: Requires prerequisite courses of ENVD 2120, ENVD 3115 and ARCH 3114 (all minimum grade C-). Restricted to Program in Environmental Design majors only.
Investigates landscape architectural thought from antiquity to the present. Begins with a review of Greek ideals and proceeds - through an appreciation of landscape and nature as essential cultural constituents - with a survey of major themes such as Renaissance Humanism, the Picturesque, and the varieties of Modernism, Neo-Eclecticism and most recent directions in landscape and garden design. Department enforced coreqs., ENVD 2130 and ENVD 3003. Prerequisites: Requires prerequisite courses of ENVD 2120, ENVD 3115 and ARCH 3114 (all minimum grade C-). Restricted to Program in Environmental Design majors only.
Provides a seminar or design lab on special issues in environmental design, including study abroad. May be repeated up to 18 total credit hours. Variable topic class. Recommended prereq., ENVD 1004 and 1052. Prerequisites: Restricted to Environmental Design (ENVD) majors only.
Introduces methods for identifying historic structures and evaluating their materials. Considers techniques for preserving and restoring and legal options for promoting preservation efforts. Prerequisites: Requires prerequisite course of ENVD 2130 (minimum grade C-). Restricted to Program in Environmental Design majors only.
Introduces students to the technical and practical aspects of making photographic images: the workings of the camera and lens, principles of depth of field, black and white film processing, printing, and basic darkroom procedures. Open to nonmajors on a space available basis. Prerequisites: Restricted to Program in Environmental Design majors only.

Surveys existing and emerging computer methods used in the environmental design professions, with an introduction to computer programming. Open to nonmajors with instructor consent.

Exposes students to a sequence of design investigations that lead to the development of design concepts for critical evaluation and discussion. The intent of this introductory design studio is to expose students to the fundamental design practices that are common to the disciplines of environmental design, planning, urban design and landscape design - that share the responsibility fro shaping the designed environment. Department enforced coreqs., ENVD 3122 and ENVD 3124. Prerequisites: Requires prerequisite courses of ENVD 2130, ENVD 3003 and ENVD 3004 (all minimum grade C-). Restricted to Program in Environmental Design majors only.

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