- A grade of C (70%) or better in an interior design course is required for that course to be considered as successfully completed in the Interior Design Program, and for that course to count as a prerequisite for subsequent courses in the interior design course sequence. A grade of D or F in an interior design course must be repeated in order to continue, prolonging the time it takes to complete the Interior Design Program.
- Human Ecology 229 (Sophomore Juried Portfolio Review) - In order for a student to continue progression into junior level interior design classes, the student must make one of the top 15 averaged scores on the Sophomore Juried Portfolio Review. The review consists of a comprehensive exam, a juried project, and a project presentation. Students are not allowed to fail any section of the review and must have an averaged score of 75% or better.
- Interior Design students who successfully pass Human Ecology 229 - Sophomore Juried Portfolio Review - are required to obtain a laptop computer with required program software to be used in the 3rd and 4th year classroom setting.
- General Education
- Rhetoric and Composition: Two approved courses in rhetoric and composition (6 hours)
- Mathematics: One approved mathematics course (3 hours)
- Statistics: One approved statistics course (3 hours)
- Natural Sciences: Chemistry 119* and one additional approved natural science course (7-8 hours)
- Humanities and Fine Arts: Art 111* and Philosophy 425*
- Cultures and Civilizations: Option A: Western Humanities I and II and one approved Non-Western cultures and civilizations course OR Option B: World Civilization I, II, III (9 hours)
- Behavioral and Social Sciences: Two approved Behavioral and Social Sciences courses in two different disciplines (6 hours)
Major and Related Courses
- Art 111#, Chemistry 119#, English 277, Philosophy 425#
- Interior Design Core: 73 hours in Human Ecology including 120, 121, 122, 124, 220, 222, 223, 225, 226, 229, 320, 321, 323, 324, 326, 327, 329, 417, 419, 420, 422, 423, 424, 426
- 2.0 average in all Human Ecology courses.
- Minimum of 39 hours of 300 and 400 level courses.
- Electives to complete 120 hours.
- Additional requirements
*Also satisfies requirement in the major.
#Also satisfies general education requirement.
HUMAN ECOLOGY COURSES (HECO)
120 Design Fundamentals (3)
A study of design as related to the individual and his or her environment; review of the basic theories regarding principles and elements of design with emphasis on using design to solve utilitarian as well as aesthetic problems. Fall semester. Studio 5 hours.
121 Architectural Drafting (3)
A basic architectural drafting course, including the study of symbols and drafting techniques necessary to the understanding and drawing of architectural plans. Spring semester. Studio 5 hours. Prerequisite or corequisite: Human Ecology 120.
122 Sketching in Interior Design (3)
Development of quick sketching techniques needed to efficiently and effectively relay schematic ideas in interior design. Primary emphasis is placed on line, form, value, texture, space and shape. Spring semester. Studio 5 hours. Prerequisite: or corequisite: Human Ecology 120.
124 Model Building (3)
Interior Design model building practices with emphasis on study models, presentation models and proto-typical models and how they relate to the overall design process. Spring semester. Studio 5 hours. Prerequisite: Human Ecology 120 or approval of instructor.
199r Special Projects (1-4)
Individual or group projects. On demand. Maximum credit 4 hours.
205 Family Relations: Preparation for Marriage (3)
A functional approach to understanding cultural and social influences on dating, love, mate selection, sex, and early marriage in America. Every semester.
220 Interior Space Design (3)
The study of space planning utilizing the application of techniques for analyzing floor plans through the use of symbols and terminology common to the practice of interior design. Fall semester. Studio 5 hours. Prerequisite: Human Ecology 121 and 122.
222 Color Systems (3)
Experimentation in color systems and their use in interior design; analysis of psychological impact of color systems on people; correlation of color scheme to total room design; development of skills for various media and tools used in color planning. Fall semester. Studio 5 hours. Prerequisite: Human Ecology 120.
223 Fundamentals of Visual Presentation (3)
An introduction to basic skills, materials, and techniques employed in the visual and verbal presentation of interior design concepts. Spring semester. Studio 5 hours. Prerequisites: Human Ecology 220 and 222.
225 Materials of Interior Design (3)
A study of components basic to the art of interior design: wall treatments, window treatments, floor coverings, fabric selections, furniture selections. Spring semester. Prerequisites: Human Ecology 220 and 222.
226 Interior Textiles (3)
A study of the fundamental properties found in textile fibers, yarns, weaves and finishes, and the application of these properties to interior finishes. Fall semester. Prerequisite: Human Ecology 120.
229 Sophomore Juried Portfolio Review (1)
The successful completion of a comprehensive exam and the preparation and delivery for professional review of an assigned design problem demonstrating competency in the use of skills learned in previous Human Ecology courses. Prerequisites: Human Ecology 120, 121, 220, 222, 223, 225, 226 with grades of C or better.
241 Child Development and Observation II (3)
Study of growth and development of children from age three to adolescence. Includes ecological aspects and effects on development. Instruction in observation skills and directed participation in observational activities. Field component. Every semester. Prerequisite: Human Ecology 240.
242 Adolescent Development (3)
Consideration of adolescent developmental, cognitive, social theories and application for teaching. Understanding of peer culture/subcultures and effects of breakdown of social support systems. Field component. Every semester.
243 Child Development and Observation I (3)
Study of development of children from prenatal period to age eight. Includes ecological aspects and effects on development. Instruction in observation skills and directed participation in observational activities. Every semester. Field component. Corequisite: Human Ecology 243 lab.
245 Introduction to Family Life Programs (3)
An exploration of community and school-based programs that focus on empowering and enhancing individuals and families through education. Includes observational experience.
313 Merchandising Applications (3)
Examines the philosophy, concepts, characteristics, and techniques underlying the planning and control of sales and inventories in manufacturing and retailing; the principles of effective merchandising through mathematical problems. Spring semester. Prerequisites: Accounting 201, Human Ecology 210, Mathematics 210.