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Nature of Design

Design of the built environment focuses on creating appropriate settings for the inhabitants and users of a given space.  Interior design is grounded in human ecology – which identifies and investigates humans’ impact on the biotic world (McDonnell, 1997) and explores the relationships between humans and their natural, social, cultural, and built environments. In this Learning Community, you’ll learn the essential vocabulary and principles of design in Interior Design 1100 (Design and Society), explore the interconnectedness of the natural and built worlds in Environmental Science 1110 (Introduction to Environmental Science), and hone your analytic and writing skills in English 1103 (College Writing and Public Life).  Our examination of the conceptual, historical, and ecological dimensions of design in this Learning Community begins with David Orr’s book, The Nature of Design: Ecology, Culture and Human Intention, which will provide a common starting point for many lively discussions of the purpose and function of built environments!

Interests: Interior Design, Visual Merchandising Design, Furnishings & Product Development and Design

Co-Ed Housing: Blessing Hall

Courses

INT 1100-1 | Design and Society
TTH | 9:45am-11:25am | CONH 209
Professor: E. Dull

ENV 1110-5 | Environmental Science
MWF| 10:40am-11:30am | CONH 209
Lab W | 12:05pm-2:05pm | CONH 222
Professor: S. Cooke                                 

ENG 1103-4 | College Writing & Public Life
MWF | 9:15am-10:05am | TBA
Professor: G. Sellers

EXP 1101-2 | President’s Seminar
TH | 11:45am-1:25pm | HFAC
Professor: N. Qubein


 

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