ARC 211

ARC 211– Diversity and Design - Live Course/Online Course

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Course Details

Course No.: 22482

Department: Architecture

Semester: 2017 Spring

Location: TBD – Online

Meeting Day(s): Online

Meeting Time: Online

Faculty: Tauke

The Diversity and Design course focuses on the relationship of design to the changing nature of our society in the U.S. It examines the history and diversity of cultural experiences and their attendant design issues. Specifically, the course concentrates on the ways in which our physical and media environments affect various populations in the U.S. and, in turn, the ways these populations have affected our environments. It introduces students to eight issues of diversity: race, ethnicity, gender, class, age, physical characteristics, cognitive characteristics, and religion. Writings, films, products, graphics, electronic media, buildings and environments by and about diverse individuals and groups are examined. The history of our diverse physical and media environments are analyzed using theories and principles related to inclusive design.