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Interior Design (IDE) Course Descriptions

Department of Architecture, College of Architecture


IDE 2143  Architecture and Interior Assemblies
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: Enrollment as an ARC or IDE major.
The study of building materials, assemblies, and construction processes as used in interior environments with an emphasis on system components qualities, characteristics, and standard installation practices.

IDE 2153  Interior Materials and Assemblies
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: Enrollment as an ARC or IDE major.
Continued study of materials and assemblies as used in interior environments with an emphasis on ceiling, floor, and furniture systems, applied finishes, and specifications. (Formerly IDE 3153. Credit cannot be earned for both IDE 2153 and IDE 3153.)

IDE 2413  History of Interior Architecture I
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisites: WRC 1013, WRC 1023 and enrollment as an ARC or IDE major.
Introduction to art, architecture, interior design, and decorative arts from antiquity to the Industrial Revolution. Explores the varied ways that design reflects and serves the social, religious, and political life in the Western and non-Western world.

IDE 2423  History of Interior Architecture II
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisites: WRC 1013, WRC 1023 and enrollment as an ARC or IDE major.
Introduction to art, architecture, interior design, and decorative arts through the post–Industrial Revolution to the modern period. Explores the varied ways that design reflects and serves the social, religious, and political life in the Western and non-Western world. (Formerly titled “History of Design: Renaissance through Nineteenth Century.”)

IDE 3013  Color and Light
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: Enrollment as an ARC or IDE major.
A study of the psychological and physiological effects of color and light in the built environment. Course content considers light as a determinant in the design of interior space and artificial illumination design.

IDE 3133  Interior Design Topics
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: Enrollment as an ARC or IDE major.
A study of current trends and issues in interior design.

IDE 3203  Details and Construction Graphics
(0-6) 3 hours credit. Prerequisites: Enrollment as an ARC or IDE major.
Project driven course focusing on design and graphic documentation of interior architecture and construction.

IDE 3236  Interior Design Studio I
(0-14) 6 hours credit. Prerequisites: ARC 2156 and ARC 2166.
Interior architectural design with emphasis on building technology, spatial organization, regulations, materials and assemblies, and a focus on tectonics and structural principles. Includes detailed analysis of context, structure, and human factors. Programming, interior environments, and building tectonics are considered at multiple scales.

IDE 3246  Interior Design Studio II
(0-14) 6 hours credit. Prerequisites: ARC 2156 and ARC 2166.
Interior architectural design with a continued emphasis on building technology, spatial organization, regulations, materials, and assemblies, and a focus on environmental conditions and the inter-relationship of building and environment. Architecture is studied as a coordinated response between building, environment and human factors. Building environmental integration and tectonics are considered at multiple scales

IDE 3433  Topics in Design Theory
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: IDE 2423.
Introduction to design theories. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. (Formerly IDE 4423.)

IDE 4213  Furniture Design and Construction
(0-6) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: ARC 2156 and ARC 2166.
Focuses on the essential qualities of the elements of furniture design and construction, emphasizing human factors, the use of materials and design of connections.

IDE 4233  Computer Projects in Design
(2-2) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: ARC 2513 or consent of instructor.
Project-driven lecture/laboratory course exploring advanced issues associated with 3-D modeling, animation, photo-realistic visualization, and computer-aided manufacturing. Considers the role these processes play in architectural and interior design. (Same as ARC 4233. Credit cannot be earned for both ARC 4233 and IDE 4233.)

IDE 4266  Systems Integration Studio
(0-14) 6 hours credit. Prerequisite: IDE 3203.
Design and documentation of interior environments focusing on system integration and articulation of building assemblies. Includes complex programming, life safety issues, thermal control, lighting, electrical, acoustics, and water and waste management systems.

IDE 4333  Practicum/Internship
3 hours credit. Prerequisite: IDE 3236 or consent of instructor.
Offers students majoring in Interior Design participation in a variety of design development concerns. Students work under supervision in an approved internship to gain knowledge of their respective professional fields.

IDE 4513  Practice and Ethics
(3-0) 3 hours credit.
A study of currently applies ethical, legal and professional criteria for the practice of interior design. Investigates models of professional practice, client relationships, team leadership, office organization, and project management.

IDE 4816  International Studies Studio
(0-14) 6 hours credit. Prerequisites: ARC 2156 and ARC 2166 or consent of instructor.
An interior architecture studio associated with a study abroad program. (Formerly titled “Study Abroad: Studio.”) (Same as ARC 4816. Credit cannot be earned for both IDE 4816 and ARC 4816.)

IDE 4823  International Studies Theory Seminar
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisites: ARC 2156 and ARC 2166 or consent of instructor.
A lecture/seminar course associated with a study abroad program; involves field trips. (Formerly titled “Study Abroad: History/Theory.”) (Same as ARC 4823. Credit cannot be earned for both IDE 4823 and ARC 4823.)

IDE 4833  International Studies Drawing Seminar
(0-6) 3 hours credit. Prerequisites: ARC 2156 and ARC 2166 or consent of instructor.
A drawing course associated with a study abroad program; involves field trips. (Formerly titled “Study Abroad: Observational Drawing.”) (Same as ARC 4833. Credit cannot be earned for both IDE 4833 and ARC 4833.)

IDE 4843  International Studies History Seminar
(0-6) 3 hours credit. Prerequisites: ARC 2156 and ARC 2166 or consent of instructor.
A lecture/seminar course associated with a study abroad program; involves field trips. (Same as ARC 4843. Credit cannot be earned for both IDE 4843 and ARC 4843.)

IDE 4911,3,6  Independent Study
1, 3, or 6 hours credit.
Independent study through projects or directed reading under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated for credit, but not more than 6 semester credit hours of independent study, regardless of discipline, may apply to a bachelor’s degree.

IDE 4953,6  Special Studies in Interior Architecture
(0-6, 0-14) 3 or 6 hours credit. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
An organized course offering the opportunity for specialized study not normally or not often available as part of the regular course offerings. Special Studies may be repeated for credit when topics vary, but not more than 6 semester credit hours for IDE 4953 or 12 hours for IDE 4956, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor’s degree.


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