316 Fashion Advertising and Promotion (3)
Principles of sales promotion and analysis of the activities utilized by retail and wholesale firms to influence the sale of merchandise; includes advertising, display, special events, publicity, fashion shows, and personal selling. Fall semester. Prerequisite: Human Ecology 210.
317 Visual Merchandising (3)
A comprehensive study of the aspects of displaying merchandise from planning to execution at the retail level; focus on both interior and exterior visual presentation including signage, windows, colors, lighting, mannequins, fixtures, floor planning, and promotions. Upon demand. Prerequisites: Human Ecology 120, 220, 223.
320 Historic Furnishings (3)
The study of design characteristics of historical furniture including the dominant, socio-economic influences leading to the development of each style – Egyptian to Victorian. Fall semester. Prerequisite: Human Ecology 120 or approval of instructor.
321 Contemporary Furnishings (3)
A study of characteristics of furnishings and interiors of the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries; including furniture designers, interior designers, design movements, and effects of the Industrial Revolution and the consequent use of machinery in the production of furniture. Spring semester. Prerequisite: Human Ecology 320 or approval of instructor.
322 History of American Domestic Architecture (3)
A comprehensive survey, period feature-by-feature, of the styles that have had the greatest impact on the development of American architecture. Every semester.
323 Computer-Aided Design I (3)
Introduction of basic AutoCAD commands to implement drafting exercises and small projects. Fall semester. Studio 5 hours. Prerequisite: Human Ecology 220.
324 Interior Lighting Design (3)
The study of illumination principles, design criteria, and systems applied to architectural interiors in public and private space. Fall semester. Prerequisite: Chemistry 119; Corequisite: Human Ecology 327.
325 Images of Western Living (3)
Perspectives of the near environment of Western people using a study of styles of architecture, furniture, and clothing of selected historical periods; exploration of the combination of economic, geographic, social, and cultural patterns which influenced their development; focus on evaluating styles and understanding their current impact. Every semester.
326 Residential Interiors (3)
Advanced study of space planning criteria and the selection of furnishings, equipment, materials, and finishes for the residential market; design considerations for special populations (e.g., disabled, aged) explored. Spring semester. Studio 5 hours. Prerequisites: Human Ecology 324 and 327.
327 Fundamentals of Kitchen and Bath Planning (3)
A study of the aesthetic and technical elements of kitchen and bath design. Fall semester. Studio 5 hours. Prerequisite: Human Ecology 229; Corequisite: Human Ecology 324.
329 Codes and Specifications (3)
The study of interior subsystems and their application to architectural spaces; emphasis on specification guidelines including product performance; building codes; fire, safety, and health regulations. Spring semester. Prerequisite: Human Ecology 229.
340 Family Relations: Family Interaction (3)
Family relationships and alliances at each stage of the family life cycle; the family as a small group: role, status, and power interactions of spouses, siblings, and generations; crises and adjustments. Every semester.
345 Management of Early Childhood Environments (3)
A study of the organization and structure of the early childhood classroom environment, communication and interaction with young children, and rationale for guiding behavior. Field component. Prerequisites Education 306, Human Ecology 240, 241.
347 Oral Language and Early Literacy Development (2)
An examination of oral language development in young children and its link to early literacy competencies. The course will focus on issues of speech styles, narrative development, book handling and print-related behaviors as well as the development of other language skills. Fall and spring semesters. Prerequisite: Education 201. Corequisites: Education 309, Human Ecology 445, 446. Field placement required.
350 Communication for Human Ecology Professionals (3)
Responsibilities, ethics, and techniques for the professional in presenting information and materials to the public through radio, newspaper, television, and live performances; general areas of public relations. Every semester. Limited to Human Ecology majors/minors only.
402 Seminar (2)
Professional procedures in consumer and family related professions including trends, developments, challenges, opportunities, ethics, and business procedures. Every semester. Prerequisite: approval of department head.
412 Historic Textiles (3)
The development of textiles from ancient times to the twentieth century with emphasis on fiber, color application, fabric construction, and design motifs particular to select countries or cultures. On demand. Prerequisite: Human Ecology 226.
416 Merchandising Management (3)
This course presents the general characteristics of merchandising management and explores the attributes necessary for available positions in textiles, apparel, and retail merchandising management today. First half of fall semester only. Prerequisite: all required merchandising courses. Corequisites: Human Ecology 413, 417, 419. Must be taken the last or next to last semester prior to graduation.
417 Internship Concepts and Preparation (3)
This course fully prepares students for their required field internship including assigning each student to his or her intern placement. Limited to Interior Design majors with senior standing. Prerequisite: approval of coordinator.
419r Interior Design Field Internship (6)
Directed field experience that is required of all interior design students. Provides a full-time work assignment that gives students a better understanding of the real interior design function. Prerequisite: Human Ecology 417. Must be taken the last semester prior to graduation. A maximum of 12 hours may be applied to the degree.
420 Management Procedures for Interior Design (3)
General characteristics of management terminology and procedures in the interior design field with a major emphasis placed on the ability to systematize and control the flow of operations, money, materials, and commitments. Spring semester. Must be taken the semester prior to internship.
422 Contract Interiors (3)
Development of creative ideas in commercial design projects which integrate interior design elements to achieve predetermined goals. Fall semester. Studio 5 hours. Prerequisites: Human Ecology 326 and 329.
423 Advanced Contract Interiors (3)
Advanced integration of Interior Design elements, including barrier-free requirements, in contract interior spaces as they relate to large-scale projects. Studio 5 hours. Prerequisites: Human Ecology 329 and 422.
424 Computer-Aided Design II (3)
Project application management of interactive computer graphic systems. Spring semester. Studio 6 hours. Prerequisite: Human Ecology 323.
426 Responsive Design (3)
Development of creative ideas in response to evolving global issues concerning an interior designer’s ability to affect the health, safety and welfare of the public, as well as the environment. Fall semester. Studio 5 hours. Prerequisites: Human Ecology 326 and 329.