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Curriculum

In the Sustainable Design program, students learn to design in ways that meet the needs of the present without compromising those of the future. Through the study of ecological and sustainable building systems and sustainable community development, students develop the technical expertise, leadership skills, and resolve for the vital work of transforming how we create and occupy our buildings and communities.

  • Course Sequence
  • Major Courses
  • Concentration Courses

Semester 1

  • FND1006 City Lab
  • FND1003 Transdisciplinary Studio 1
  • FND1005 Design Representation
  • FND1001 Critical Reading and Research 1

Semester 2

  • FND1004 Transdisciplinary Studio 2
  • FND2002 Sustainable Material Assemblies
  • FND2001 Making and Modeling
  • FND1002 Critical Reading and Research 2
  • FND2003 Community Practice
  • PRV0001 Portfolio Review

Semester 3

Major

  • DME2001 Observation and Imagination Drawing and Illustration Graphics
  • SUS1001 Introduction to Sustainable Design
  • SSH1001 Social and Political Theory
  • MNS1001 College Algebra and Trigonometry
  • HTC1001 History of Architecture and Design 1

Concentration

  • DME2001 Observation and Imagination Drawing and Illustration Graphics
  • SUS1001 Introduction to Sustainable Design
  • SSH1001 Social and Political Theory
  • MNS1001 College Algebra and Trigonometry
  • HTC1001 History of Architecture and Design 1

Semester 4

Major

  • Geometric Modeling and Visualization Imaging Elective
  • SUS3011 Sustainable Building Systems
  • Advised Sustainable Design Elective
  • HTC1002 History of Architecture and Design 2
  • MNS1002 Physics

Concentration

  • Geometric Modeling and Visualization Imaging Elective
  • SUS3011 Sustainable Building Systems
  • Open Elective
  • HTC1002 History of Architecture and Design 2
  • MNS1002 Physics

Summer

Major

  • APL1001 Design Studies Practicum 1

Concentration

  • APL1001 Design Studies Practicum 1

Semester 5

Major

  • MNS2004 Ecology Systems
  • Advised Sustainable Design Elective
  • Mathematics and Natual Sciences Elective
  • SSH1002 History and Modernity: Special Topics
  • HTC1003 Contemporary Architecture

Concentration

  • MNS2004 Ecology Systems
  • Open Elective
  • Mathematics and Natual Sciences Elective
  • SSH1002 History and Modernity: Special Topics
  • HTC1003 Contemporary Architecture

Semester 6

Major

  • DST1001 Design Studies Advanced Studio
  • SUS3006 Sustainable Community Development and Urbanism
  • Advised Sustainable Design Elective
  • Arts Elective
  • Open Elective
  • PRV0002 Portfolio Review 2

Concentration

  • DST1001 Design Studies Advanced Studio
  • SUS3006 Sustainable Community Development and Urbanism
  • Open Elective
  • Arts Elective
  • Open Elective
  • PRV0002 Portfolio Review 2

Summer

Major

  • SSH1099 Independent Study Seminar

Concentration

  • SSH1099 Independent Study Seminar

Semester 7

Major

  • APL1002 Design Studies Practicum 2
  • Advised Sustainable Design Elective
  • SSH1004 Advanced Research Strategies
  • Social Science and Humanities Elective
  • Open Elective

Concentration

  • APL1002 Design Studies Practicum 2
  • Open Elective
  • SSH1004 Advanced Research Strategies
  • Social Science and Humanities Elective
  • Open Elective

Semester 8

Major

  • DST1002 Design Studies Degree Project
  • Open Elective
  • Open Elective

Concentration

  • DST1002 Design Studies Degree Project
  • Open Elective
  • Open Elective

Semester 3

  • SUS101 Instroduction to Sustainable Design

Semester 4

  • SUS3011 Sustainable Building Systems
  • Advised Sustainable Design Elective

Summer Session

  • APL1001 Design Studies Practicum 1

Semester 5

  • MNS2004 Ecology Systems
  • Advised Sustainable Design Elective

Semester 6

  • DST1001 Design Studies Advanced Studio
  • SUS3006 Sustainable Community Development and Urbanism
  • Advised Sustainable Design Elective

Semester 7

  • APL1002 Design Studies Practicum 2
  • Advised Sustainable Design Elective

Semester 8

  • DST1002 Design Studies Degree Project

Semester 3

  • SUS1001 Instroduction to Sustainable Design

Semester 4

  • SUS3011 Sustainable Building Systems

Summer Session

  • APL1001 Design Studies Practicum 1

Semester 5

  • MNS2004 Ecology Systems

Semester 6

  • DST1001 Design Studies Advanced Studio
  • SUS3006 Sustainable Community Development and Urbanism

Semester 7

  • APL1002 Design Studies Practicum 2

Semester 8

  • DST1002 Design Studies Degree Project