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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 Foundation Studio 1
  • FND1005 Design Representation
  • FND1001 Critical Reading and Research 1

Semester 2

  • FND1004 Foundation 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

  • APL1000  Introduction to Practicum
  • DME2001 Observation and Imagination Drawing and Illustration Graphics
  • SUS1001 Introduction to Sustainable Design
  • SSH1012 Social and Political Theory
  • MNS1001 College Algebra and Trigonometry
  • HTC2001 History of Architecture and Design 1

Concentration

  • APL1000  Introduction to Practicum
  • DME2001 Observation and Imagination Drawing and Illustration Graphics
  • SUS1001 Introduction to Sustainable Design
  • SSH1012 Social and Political Theory
  • MNS1001 College Algebra and Trigonometry
  • HTC2001 History of Architecture and Design 1

Semester 4

Major

  • Geometric Modeling and Visualization Imaging Elective
  • SUS3011 Sustainable Building Systems
  • Advised Sustainable Design Elective
  • HTC2002 History of Architecture and Design 2
  • MNS1002 Physics

Concentration

  • Geometric Modeling and Visualization Imaging Elective
  • SUS3011 Sustainable Building Systems
  • Open Elective
  • HTC2002 History of Architecture and Design 2
  • MNS1002 Physics

Summer

Major

  • Mathematics and Natual Sciences Elective

Concentration

  • Mathematics and Natual Sciences Elective

Semester 5

Major

  • MNS2004 Ecology Systems
  • Advised Sustainable Design Elective
  • APL1002 Design Studies Practicum 
  • SSH1002 History and Modernity: Special Topics
  • HTC2003 Contemporary Architecture

Concentration

  • MNS2004 Ecology Systems
  • Open Elective
  • Mathematics and Natual Sciences Elective
  • APL1002 Design Studies Practicum
  • SSH1002 History and Modernity: Special Topics
  • HTC2003 Contemporary Architecture

Semester 6

Major

  • DST1001 Design Studies Advanced Studio
  • SUS3006 Sustainable Community Development and Urbanism
  • Advised Sustainable Design Elective
  • Arts Elective
  • SSH1099 Independent Study Seminar
  • PRV0002 Portfolio Review 2

Concentration

  • DST1001 Design Studies Advanced Studio
  • SUS3006 Sustainable Community Development and Urbanism
  • Open Elective
  • SSH1099 Independent Study Seminar
  • Arts Elective
  • PRV0002 Portfolio Review 2

Summer

Major

  • Open Elective

Concentration

  • Open Elective

Semester 7

Major

  • APL1002 Design Studies Practicum 2
  • Advised Sustainable Design Elective
  • SSH1101 Design Studies Research Seminar
  • Social Science and Humanities Elective
  • Open Elective

Concentration

  • APL1002 Design Studies Practicum 2
  • Open Elective
  • SSH1101 Design Studies Research Seminar
  • 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 Introduction to Sustainable Design

Semester 4

  • SUS3011 Sustainable Building Systems
  • Advised Sustainable Design Elective

Semester 5

  • MNS2004 Ecology Systems
  • Advised Sustainable Design Elective
  • APL1002 Design Studies Practicum

Semester 6

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

Semester 7

  • APL1002 Design Studies Practicum 
  • SSH1101 Design Studies Research Seminar
  • Advised Sustainable Design Elective

Semester 8

  • DST1002 Design Studies Degree Project

Semester 3

  • SUS1001 Introduction to Sustainable Design

Semester 4

  • SUS3011 Sustainable Building Systems

Semester 5

  • MNS2004 Ecology Systems
  • APL1002 Design Studies Practicum

Semester 6

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

Semester 7

  • APL1002 Design Studies Practicum 2
  • SSH1101 Design Studies Research Seminar

Semester 8

  • DST1002 Design Studies Degree Project