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How are great art and architecture designed? This theme will help all engineers who work to create and design the built environment in which humans live.

GenEd Requirement Abbreviations

SS - Social & Behavioral Sciences
HUM - Humanities & The Arts
WCC - Western/Comparitive Cultures

NW - Non-Western Cultures
US - US Minority Cultures
LibEd - Liberal Education


All courses listed can be used for Free Electives.
Outstanding instructors are from the List of Teachers Ranked As Excellent.

Course # Course Name Instructor Satisfies Hours
ARCH 423

Social / Behavioral Factors for Design

Research-oriented introduction to existing social and behavioral knowledge, methods, and tools for relating man to his physical and social environment, with implications for theories and a philosophy of architectural design. Pre-req: Consent of instructor

OUTSTANDING INTRUCTOR
K. Anthony

LibEd

3

ART 100

Understanding Visual Culture

Interdisciplinary methods in recognizing and understanding meaning of a wide range of visual messages in the arts, design, and culture, with emphasis on critical thinking and analysis. Topics include: visual perception, visual persuasion, the visual interpretation of time and space, humor. Contemporary art and design are explored through the use of semiotics and historical, cultural and ethical aesthetic and technical perspectives.

HUM, LibEd

3

ART 140

Introduction to Art for Non-Art Majors

Broadly based conceptual foundation for a critical understanding of the visual arts in contemporary society. Course Materials Fee of $20 may be required.

STUDENT RECOMMENDED COURSE

HUM, LibEd

3

ARTD 209

Chado, The Way of Tea (Japanese Tea Ceremony)

Explores the Japanese Tea Ceremony and its relevance to everyday life. Students will acquire a better understanding of Japanese culture and a new appreciation of their own cultures through the study of the Tea Ceremony and the Zen worldview that informs it. Additional fees may apply.

Olivia R. recommends this course: “The course material is very unique; this class is a rare opportunity, even in a college environment.”

NW

3

ARTH 115

Art in a Global Context

Introduces students to basic concepts necessary for understanding the visual arts. It orients students to the visual arts in a variety of international contexts, and in particular in our current globalizing world.

OUTSTANDING INTRUCTOR
E. Martin

NW, WCC, HUM, LibEd

4

THEA 101

Introduction to Theatre Arts

Introduction to the arts of theater for non-majors, including acting, design, directing, dramaturgy, and playwriting, together with a survey of theatrical history, minority theater, and plays by women. Attendance at Department of Theater productions (ticket fee required).

Abhideep D. recommends this course: “It was a lot of fun, and it helped me to learn the basic aspects of theater in an interesting way.”

HUM

3