Dec 03, 2023
EDSN 210 - History of Environmental Design
PREREQUISITES: Demonstrated competency through appropriate assessment or earning a grade of “C” or better in ENGL 093 - Introduction to College Writing and ENGL 083 - Reading Strategies for College , or ENGL 095 - Integrated Reading and Writing , or ENGL 075 - Co-Requisite Integrated Reading & Writing .
PROGRAM: Environmental Design
CREDIT HOURS MIN: 3
LECTURE HOURS MIN: 3
STUDIO HOURS MIN: 6
DATE OF LAST REVISION: Fall, 2019
Survey of the historical development of the built environment and the interrelationship of interior design and decoration, architecture, garden, landscape, and community design from antiquity through the ages.
MAJOR COURSE LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Upon successful completion of this course the student will be expected to:
- Identify the various major period and regional characteristics and styles
- Identify the influential designers and artists of the major periods and discuss their design philosophies and impact on the profession.
- Demonstrate an understanding of historic human needs and environmental psychology
- Discuss the effect of global social and political history on environmental design.
- Develop a repertoire of design elements, sources, and historical resources.
- Prepare a research presentation that compares and contrasts periods and regional influences.
- Demonstrate an ability to incorporate historical styles and elements into appropriate and creative present day design applications and renovations.
- Demonstrate the ability to use professional historical design terminology and justifications in project presentations.
COURSE CONTENT: Topical areas of study include -
- Pre-history through modern periods
- Africa and Pre-Columbian
- The Renaissance
- Islamic and the Far
- The Industrial Revolution and Victorian Era
- Egyptian, Greek and Roman
- The 19th and 20th Century
- The Middle Ages
- Contemporary Design
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