Architecture and Environmental Design (AED)

AED 10001     DESIGN THINKING I      2 Credit Hours

Provides a broad, interdisciplinary introduction to design culture and the visualization of ideas and information through observations of the object in space.

Prerequisite: architecture (ARCH), architectural studies (ARCS) or interior design (ID) major.

Corequisite: AED 10101.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 2 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

AED 10002     DESIGN THINKING II      2 Credit Hours

Explores the role of design in society with a focus on purpose and meaning of form and space in relation to the human body.

Prerequisite: AED 10001; and architecture (ARCH), interior design (ID), or architectural studies (ARCS) major.

Corequisite: AED 10102.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 2 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

AED 10101     DESIGN FOUNDATIONS STUDIO I      3 Credit Hours

Introduction to the organizational principles and tools designers use to interpret and shape the built environment.

Prerequisite: architecture (ARCH), architectural studies (ARCS) or interior design (ID) major.

Corequisite: AED 10001.

Schedule Type: Studio

Contact Hours: 6 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

AED 10102     DESIGN FOUNDATIONS STUDIO II      3 Credit Hours

A continued exploration of the organizational principles and tools designers use to interpret and shape the built environment.

Prerequisite: AED 10101 and architecture (ARCH), interior design (ID) or architectural studies (ARCS) major.

Schedule Type: Studio

Contact Hours: 6 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

AED 60922     METHODS OF INQUIRY IN ARCHITECTURAL STUDIES      2 Credit Hours

(Cross-listed with ARCH 60922 and LARC 60922) Provides a comprehensive coverage of architectural inquiry techniques including qualitative and quantitative research methods and critical thinking skills to help students better conduct and understand research.

Prerequisite: graduate standing.

Corequisite: AED 60923.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 2 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

AED 60923     EMPIRICAL RESEARCH IN ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN      1 Credit Hour

(Cross-listed with LARC 60923) Introduces a student to faculty-directed research in a field with the environmental design domain. Typically, the course will include lectures by research faculty, readings from primary and review literature, and regular discussions among students, faculty and other research associates working under the direction of a principal investigator.

Prerequisite: graduates standing and special approval.

Corequisite: AED 60922.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 1 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

AED 60930     APPLIED RESEARCH METHODS IN ARCHITECTURE AND ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN      3 Credit Hours

Addresses ontological and epistemological underpinnings of applied research methods in the environmental design fields. It is intended to extend students’ understanding of quantitative and qualitative research methods, data collection, analysis and interpretation.

Prerequisite: AED 60922 and 60923 with a minimum B- grade; and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

AED 63001     EVIDENCE BASED DESIGN IN HEALTH CARE      3 Credit Hours

Prepares students to use credible data upon which to base design decisions rather than relying on anecdotal reports and findings. Studies evidence based design by exploring systems, research, and the design process.

Prerequisite: graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

AED 66099     THESIS PREPARATION SEMINAR      2 Credit Hours

Designed for students writing a thesis in the Master of Science in Architecture and Environmental Design Program. Supports students development of research topics, review relevant research and scholarship, frame research questions and arguments, choose an appropriate methodology for analysis, and draft introductory and methodology sections of the thesis proposal document.

Prerequisite: AED 60922 and 60923 and 60930; and ARCH 60301; and graduate standing; and special approval.

Schedule Type: Seminar

Contact Hours: 2 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-S/U-IP

AED 66199     THESIS I      6 Credit Hours

Thesis students must register for a total of 6 hours.

Prerequisite: graduate standing and special approval.

Schedule Type: Masters Thesis

Contact Hours: 6 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory-IP

AED 66299     THESIS II      2 Credit Hours

Following completion of 6 credit hours of Thesis I all graduate students must continuously register for Thesis II for all subsequent academic terms (including summer) until all degree requirements are met.

Prerequisite: 6 credit hours of AED 66199; and graduate standing; and special approval.

Schedule Type: Masters Thesis

Contact Hours: 2 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory-IP