ARCHIVED 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Jan 19, 2021  
ARCHIVED 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

History

  
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    HIST 631 - Historiography


    Credits: (3)
  
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    HIST 632 - Historical Methodologies and Research Design


    Credits: (3)
  
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    HIST 633 - Advanced Teaching Methodologies In Secondary Social Science Education


    Credits: (3)
  
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    HIST 680 - Readings in History I


    Credits: (3, R6)
  
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    HIST 681 - Readings in History II


    Credits: (3, R6)
  
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    HIST 682 - Readings in History III


    Credits: (3, R6)
  
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    HIST 683 - Readings in History IV


    Credits: (3, R6)
  
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    HIST 688 - Internship in History


    Credits: (1-3, R3)
  
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    HIST 693 - Problems in History


    Credits: (3, R9)
  
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    HIST 699 - Thesis


    Credits: (3, R12)
  
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    HIST 779 - Continuing Research—Non-Thesis Option


    Credits: (1, R10)
  
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    HIST 799 - Continuing Research—Thesis Option


    Credits: (2, R24)

Hospitality and Tourism

  
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    HT 130 - The Hospitality and Tourism Services Industry


    Survey of industry segments including tourism, restaurants, hotels, clubs, conventions, casinos, and cruise line operations with emphasis on career opportunities.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    HT 232 - Quality Service


    Practical skills and knowledge for effective management of food service operations with emphasis on time management, food service protocol, interactions with guests, guest expectations, and decor.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    HT 293 - Topics


      

    Credits: (1-3, R12)
  
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    HT 330 - Hotel Front Office Operations


    Study of front office procedures from reservations through checkout including night audit and property management systems and their impact on other lodging operations.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    HT 331 - Hospitality Facilities Management


    Management of facility operations including planning and design, facility systems, housekeeping, environmental, safety and security issues, and resource management.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    HT 333 - Quantity Foods


    Through demonstration, lecture and laboratory experience, participants develop skills in food preparation, recipe usage, commercial food costing and production control. 2 Lecture, 2 Lab.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    HT 334 - Restaurant Management


    Functions of management as applied to commercial food service systems. Emphasis on menu development, procurement, production and service.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    HT 335 - Lodging and Resort Management


    Study of hotels, resorts, timeshares, condominiums, and other lodging facilities. Emphasis on organizational structure, divisional operations, and management responsibilities.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    HT 336 - Club Management


    Organization, administration and operation of the private club industry with emphasis on club manager responsibilities and the unique sensitivities that contribute to member satisfaction.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    HT 337 - Meeting, Convention, and Event Planning


    Scope and segmentation of meetings, conventions, and special events, including marketing, sales strategies, negotiations, contracts, and techniques used to meet market needs.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    HT 338 - Tourism Fundamentals


    An examination of tourism from a social science perspective using a cross-disciplinary approach. Emphasis on global factors and the impact of tourism on various societies.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    HT 339 - Cost Control in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry


    Theories and techniques of controlling costs of food and beverage, and labor cost in hotels and restaurants; analysis and evaluation of financial performance of the settings.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PREQ: ACCT 161 or 251.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    HT 341 - Special Events and Festival Management


    This course will introduce students to special events and festival management. Examination of techniques and methods used to plan, organize, promote, and manage special events and festivals.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    HT 389 - Cooperative Education


    See Cooperative Education Program.

    Credits: (1 or 3, R15)
  
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    HT 431 - Hospitality and Tourism Marketing


    A service management approach to the study of hospitality and tourism. Marketing is viewed as an activity that pervades all hospitality decisions and actions.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    HT 432 - Hospitality Supervision


    Principles and practices of supervision as they apply specifically to meeting the unique labor and service challenges of the hospitality industry. Includes CPR certification.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    HT 434 - Advanced Club Management


    In-depth study of the club manager’s leadership role and responsibilities in operating a successful private club.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PREQ: 336.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    HT 436 - Tourism Planning and Development


    A comprehensive integrated approach to the issues associated with tourism planning, policy making, and development. Case studies will be utilized.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    HT 437 - Bar and Beverage Operations


    Principles and practices of the production, selection, purchasing, storage, and service of beverage alcohol. Emphasis on legal and social responsibility issues. (Minimum age 21).

    Credits: (3)
  
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    HT 438 - Strategic Management in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry


    Personal and career development, ethics and the integration of knowledge with related fields. A senior project will be required.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PREQ: Senior status.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    HT 465 - British Studies in Hospitality and Tourism


    Exploration of the British hospitality and tourism industry through research and on-site examination.

    Credits: (6)
  
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    HT 477 - Casino Management


    History, development and management of casinos and gaming. Investigates the economics, moral and cultural issues of gaming. Field trip required. Enrolled students must be at least 21 years old.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PREQ: Permission of instructor.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    HT 480 - Independent Study


      

    Credits: (1-3, R6)
  
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    HT 483 - Internship


    Integration of theory and practice in a setting appropriate to the student’s career field. S/U grading. 9 hours per week per course.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PREQ: Permission of instructor.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    HT 484 - Internship


    Integration of theory and practice in a setting appropriate to the student’s career field. S/U grading. 9 hours per week per course.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PREQ: Permission of instructor.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    HT 485 - Internship


    Integration of theory and practice in a setting appropriate to the student’s career field. S/U grading. 9 hours per week per course.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PREQ: Permission of instructor.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    HT 493 - Topics


      

    Credits: (1-12)

Human Resources

  
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    HR 602 - Human Resources Research and Evaluation Methods


    Credits: (3)
  
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    HR 605 - Orientation to Human Resources


    Credits: (3)
  
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    HR 610 - Human Resource Development


    Credits: (3)
  
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    HR 611 - E-Learning


    Credits: (3)
  
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    HR 612 - Instructional Design


    Credits: (3)
  
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    HR 615 - Organization Development


    Credits: (3)
  
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    HR 616 - Web Publishing


    Credits: (3)
  
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    HR 617 - Organization Performance


    Credits: (3)
  
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    HR 619 - Assessment Methods in Human Resources


    Credits: (3)
  
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    HR 620 - The Design and Use of Instructional Gaming Simulations


    Credits: (3)
  
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    HR 645 - Consultation in Human Resources


    Credits: (3)
  
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    HR 660 - Career Development/Management Systems


    Credits: (3)
  
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    HR 675 - Leadership in Human Resources


    Credits: (3)
  
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    HR 676 - Guided Projects in Organization Performance


    Credits: (3)
  
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    HR 677 - Advanced Web Publishing


    Credits: (3)
  
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    HR 678 - Guided Projects in E-Learning


    Credits: (3)
  
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    HR 683 - Field Experience in Human Resources


    Credits: (3)
  
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    HR 693 - Selected Topics in Human Resources


    Credits: (3, R6)
  
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    HR 698 - Seminar in Human Resources


    Credits: (3)
  
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    HR 779 - Continuing Research—Non-Thesis Option


    Credits: (1, R10)
  
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    LEAD 142 - Peer Education Leadership


    Current wellness concerns of today’s college students. Translates learning into becoming peer educators and campus leaders through outreach, event planning, and optional participation in C.R.E.W.

    Credits: (1)
  
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    LEAD 145 - Student Leadership for Campus Service and Programming


    The Social Change Model of leadership relationship to student leadership for:  Last Minute Productions programming; or University Center and Ramsey Activity Center student staff.

    Credits: (1)
  
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    LEAD 146 - Emerging Greek Leaders


    Provides new members of WCU Greek organizations opportunities to explore leadership within the Social Change Model from an experiential context of organizational membership.

    Credits: (1)
  
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    LEAD 147 - Leadership for Understanding and Promoting Non-Violence and Social Change


    Designed to educate students about domestic violence and preventative measures while exploring leadership for associated issues within the context of the Social Change Model.

    Credits: (1)
  
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    LEAD 148 - Leadership Principles


    The course presents fundamentals of student leadership; covers leadership theory, parliamentary law, committee techniques, democratic organization, principles and functions of student government, and group problems.

    Credits: (1)
  
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    LEAD 149 - Women, Leadership, and Social Change


    This course will focus on women’s leadership and service as it relates to personal development and campus involvement through a lens of social change.

    Credits: (1)
  
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    LEAD 150 - Leadership for Fitness Center and Intramurals Staff


    Overview of leadership in relation to fitness and recreation, providing the student opportunity to practice leadership skills and analyze challenges in leading associated activities.

    Credits: (1)
  
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    LEAD 180 - Freshman Leadership Institute II


    Continues the theoretical framework for understanding leadership and followership while participating in a learning community.  Students experience the personal discovery of leadership potential and commitment.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Completion of HR 140.

    Credits: (2)
  
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    LEAD 241 - Orientation Leaders


    The class design enhances educated, ethical and morally responsible, functioning leaders who can contribute to the success of first year students at Western Carolina University.

    Credits: (1, R4)
  
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    LEAD 243 - Service Learning and Leadership for Social Change


    Provides understanding of leadership and social change strategies at the community level, focusing on roles and functions of nonprofit/social service agencies and service-learning participants.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PREQ: All HR 100 level courses or permission of instructor.

    Credits: (1)
  
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    LEAD 244 - Sophomore Leadership Institute


    Course design enables practical application of group dynamics utilizing collaboration, common purpose and group identity.  Controversy with civility will provide the lens for conflict management.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PREQ: Permission of instructor.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    LEAD 245 - Student Media Leadership


    Enables students participating in the context of student media to lead using ethical and social change perspectives in peer and community communications.

    Credits: (1)
  
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    LEAD 246 - Advanced Greek Leadership


    Advanced Greek Leadership explores the leadership and evolution of the campus Greek community and its relationship to the national organizational structures and university educational mission.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PREQ: 143, 144, 146, 244 or permission of instructor.

    Credits: (2)
  
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    LEAD 247 - Student Athlete Leadership


    Enables practical application of leadership for athletes through sports team dynamics, personal goal setting, visioning, and the role of student athletes in the university community.

    Credits: (1)
  
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    LEAD 248 - Advanced SGA-Leadership Issues and Change


    Advanced techniques and issues for student government leadership.  It will cover major themes of creating change, creativity, lobbying, and social group dynamics.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PREQ: 148 or permission of instructor.

    Credits: (1)
  
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    LEAD 249 - Diversity and Leadership


    Explore and discuss issues of diversity and leadership such as communication, resolving conflicts, motivation, decision-making, community service, and leadership styles.

    Credits: (1)
  
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    LEAD 255 - Student Leadership for Campus Service and Programming


    Students will learn practical skills and techniques in teaching their peers how to apply the Social Change Model in their role as student leaders.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PREQ: 145.

    Credits: (1)
  
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    LEAD 294 - Special Topics in Leadership


    This lower division leadership course will be designed based upon a learning contract developed by the student and agreed upon by the sponsoring faculty member.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PREQ: Permission of instructor.

    Credits: (1-3, R6)
  
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    LEAD 343 - Dimensions of Spirituality in Leadership


    Course enhances student’s relationship with their world and sense of spirituality, life course and leadership knowledge searching for meaning and purpose of actions and decisions.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PREQ: 244 or permission of instructor.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    LEAD 344 - Junior Leadership Seminar


    Explore and discuss issues on ethics and values decision making from leadership perspective for understanding how leaders shape moral environment in different contexts.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PREQ: 244 or permission of instructor.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    LEAD 346 - Civic Engagement and Leadership in the Local Community


    Through education, service or research projects, students draw on history, psychology, political science, sociology, etc. to promote ethical leadership and civic engagement in our local community.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    LEAD 444 - Senior Leadership Forum


    Course enhances the student’s relationship and leadership knowledge with the greater world and societies in which they live, lead, and continue their life long learning.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PREQ: 344 or permission of the instructor.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    LEAD 483 - Leadership (Minor) Field Experience Internship


    The field experience is an internship-based course that requires the students to integrate lessons learned from the core leadership courses into practical leadership situations.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    LEAD 494 - Special Topics in Leadership


    This upper division leadership course will be designed based upon a learning contract developed by the student and agreed upon by the sponsoring faculty member.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PREQ: Permission of instructor.

    Credits: (1-3, R6)

Industrial Distribution

  
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    ID 230 - Industrial Distribution


    The flow of industrial goods and services through the industrial distributor.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ID 360 - Industrial Distribution Organization


    Survey of organizational structure in manufacturing industries.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ID 370 - Product Management and Inventory Control


    The study of the many aspects of industrial distribution product management. Topics to be covered may include computer systems and their uses, purchasing, and warehouse management.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PREQ: 230 or permission of instructor.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ID 389 - Cooperative Education in Industrial Distribution


    See Cooperative Education Program.

    Credits: (1 or 3, R15)
  
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    ID 440 - Information Management and Technology in Industrial Distribution


    Using information technology to provide distributors a strategic advantage over their competitors by facilitating problem solving, increasing productivity and quality, improving customer service, and enabling change.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ID 479 - Industrial Distribution Seminar


    Covers through research, lecture and field trips, electronic data interchange; just-in-time distribution; distribution finance; bar coding; take-offs and quotes from catalogs and specifications; other innovative concepts.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PREQ: 230, 360 or permission of instructor.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ID 480 - Problems in Industrial Distribution


    Independent study of problems in industrial distribution; project required.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PREQ: Industrial distribution major and permission of instructor.

    Credits: (1-3)
  
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    ID 493 - Special Topics


    Prerequisites & Notes
    PREQ: Industrial distribution major and permission of instructor.

    Credits: (1-3, R6)

Interior Design

  
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    IDES 250 - Introduction to Interior Design


    The study of design as applied to creative problem solving within the interior environment.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    IDES 251 - Architectural Drafting and Design


    Architectural drafting techniques for communicating working drawings using plans, elevations, details, architectural standards, lettering, and paraline drawings. 6 Studio.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    IDES 252 - Survey of Interior Materials


    Analysis of manufacturing process, source, specification, and application of interior materials.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    COREQ: l53 or permission of instructor.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    IDES 255 - Space Planning


    Introduction to space planning for residential and commercial environments. Topics explored include: zoning, furniture placement, circulation and accessibility. 6 Studio.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PREQ: 250 and 251

    Credits: (3)
  
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    IDES 256 - Perspective Drawing


    Visualization of space through various perspective views to illustrate a design concept using rendering drawing techniques. 6 Studio.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PREQ: 250, 251, and ART 132.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    IDES 257 - Architectural Construction Process


    Principles of building materials, construction techniques, and building codes.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PREQ: 251.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    IDES 350 - History of Furniture and Design I


    Survey of art, architecture, and furniture from ancient time to the nineteenth century.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    IDES 351 - Lighting Design


    Lighting design in residential and commercial spaces and the vital impact it plays on interiors. 6 Studio.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PREQ: 255.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    IDES 352 - Residential Design I


    The application of the design process to the development of small scale residential environments. 6 Studio.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PREQ: 252, 255, 256, 257.

    Credits: (3)
 

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