2022-2023 Course Catalog

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Res'd Environmental & Design (RED)

RED 1624 - Residential Design Presentation (3 credits) 

Principles of visual presentation of residential designs, including floor plans, elevations, and section drawings, perspective and paraline drawings, furniture plans, and schedules. Kitchen and Bath industry graphic standards. Introduction to hand and computer drafting. Design Lab/ Studio.

RED 2234 - Housing Textiles (3 credits) 

Identification of structural elements of housing textiles: natural and manufactured fibers; yarns; woven and other fabrics; finishes; and colorants and their applications. Influence of textile structure on serviceability properties of housing textiles. Exploration of sustainable textiles and related labeling as well as housing textile products and safety and health. Selection of textiles for application such as upholstered furniture, window treatment, and carpeting and rugs. Sophomore standing.

RED 2604 - Residential Design (3 credits) 

Analysis of residential spaces to meet the needs of residents. Interrelationship of residential spaces, site, and community, including climate, historic tradition, culture and impact on diversity. House construction systems and finish materials. Current and future trends in design, construction and marketing of housing for diverse households. Impact of codes and regulations on residential design and construction. Professional and labor force issues in the housing industry, interpreting residential floor plans, elevations, detail drawings.

Pathway Concept Area(s): 6D Critique & Prac in Design, 11 Intercultural&Global Aware. 
RED 2614 - Introduction Residential Technologies (2 credits) 

Principles underlying the selection, use and care of equipment and lighting in the home and the infrastructure that supports home technologies.

RED 2634 - Residential Technologies Laboratory (1 credit) 

Basic principles of home technologies and their applications in the home.

Corequisite(s): RED 2614 
RED 2644 - Housing and the Consumer (3 credits) 

Overview of housing as it relates to consumer needs, values, lifestyles, norms and constraints. Includes structural and tenure alternatives, financial and legal considerations, house design, neighborhood choices, the home buying process, and future directions in housing. Government aspects focus on the history of federal involvement in housing, major housing programs, role of state and local government, and current housing issues and policies.

RED 2654 - Residential Environments (3 credits) 

Application of elements and principles of design in residential spaces and products from diverse cultural perspectives. Examination of human behavior theories that impact the design of residential environments. Development of residential design solutions and processes using computer aided design software. Design Lab/Studio.

Prerequisite(s): AHRM 1014 and RED 1624 
Pathway Concept Area(s): 6D Critique & Prac in Design, 11 Intercultural&Global Aware. 
RED 2964 - Field Work/Practicum (1-19 credits) 
RED 2974 - Independent Study (1-19 credits) 
RED 2974H - Independent Study (1-19 credits) 
RED 2984 - Special Study (1-19 credits) 
RED 3624 - House Planning II (3 credits) 

Principles of space planning, including activity analysis and user needs, as applied to residential settings. Graphic design solutions for specific areas of the home, including social, private, kitchen, and outdoor areas.

Prerequisite(s): RED 2604 and RED 2634 and RED 2654 
RED 3644 - American Housing (3 credits) 

Overview of the role of housing in family life and society throughout the history of the United States. Exploration of the impact of technology, resources, and societal values on the design and style of housing and products used in the home.

RED 3674 - Advanced Residential Technologies (3 credits) 

Residential technologies, such as lighting, communications, and security systems, their impact on home activities, and how they can be successfully integrated into the house structure and design.

Prerequisite(s): RED 2614 
RED 3954 - Study Abroad (1-19 credits) 
RED 4604 - Environmental and Sustainability Issues in Housing (3 credits) 

Environmental and sustainability issues in single and multifamily housing in the United States encompassing the building, site, lifestyle, energy and water consumption, waste, air quality and toxic materials; analysis and application of social science theories and equity and identity concerns that provide a foundation for the study of environmentally sustainable housing; current and future alternatives for management of energy and water systems and provision of environmentally sustainable housing.

Pathway Concept Area(s): 3 Reasoning in Social Sciences, 7 Identity & Equity in U.S., 11 Intercultural&Global Aware. 
RED 4604H - Environmental and Sustainability Issues in Housing (3 credits) 

Environmental and sustainability issues in single and multifamily housing in the United States encompassing the building, site, lifestyle, energy and water consumption, waste, air quality and toxic materials; analysis and application of social science theories and equity and identity concerns that provide a foundation for the study of environmentally sustainable housing; current and future alternatives for management of energy and water systems and provision of environmentally sustainable housing.

Pathway Concept Area(s): 3 Reasoning in Social Sciences, 7 Identity & Equity in U.S., 11 Intercultural&Global Aware. 
RED 4624 - Advanced Kitchen and Bath Design (3 credits) 

Planning, design, and evaluation of residential kitchens and bathrooms, in relation to the total house plan. Emphasis on planning principles and technical requirements with attention to functional use of the spaces to meet the needs of people.

Prerequisite(s): RED 3624 and RED 3674 
RED 4624H - Advanced Kitchen and Bath Design (3 credits) 

Planning, design, and evaluation of residential kitchens and bathrooms, in relation to the total house plan. Emphasis on planning principles and technical requirements with attention to functional use of the spaces to meet the needs of people.

Prerequisite(s): (AHRM 3624 or RED 3624) and (AHRM 3674 or RED 3674) 
RED 4654 - Advanced Topics in House Planning (3 credits) 

Advanced topics in house planning, particularly kitchen and bath design, with emphasis on independent work of portfolio quality. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits.

Prerequisite(s): AHRM 4624 or RED 4624 
RED 4664 - Universal Design (3 credits) 

Application and assessment of the principles and strategies of universal design in residential and commercial environments, accessibility regulations and guidelines, products, and technologies. Demographic changes affecting global society. Disabilities and changes throughout the lifespan that affect peoples ability to interact with their environments. Marking strategies to promote universal design communities, products, environments and technologies. Methodologies to evaluate accessibility.

Pathway Concept Area(s): 6D Critique & Prac in Design, 11 Intercultural&Global Aware. 
RED 4664H - Universal Design (2 credits) 

Evaluation and design of commercial and residential environments with consideration for accessibility, adaptation, safety, and support of the user(s).

RED 4764 - Universal Design Lab (1 credit) 

Design of residential spaces that meet the needs of a range of users, including older adults and people with disabilities. Principles of universal design are applied to the spatial requirements and product selection for the home.

Prerequisite(s): AHRM 3624 or RED 3624 
Corequisite(s): RED 4664 
RED 4924 - Housing Study Tour (1-19 credits) 

A study tour designed to examine the housing industry and trends in design, technology, products and processes. Junior standing required. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits.

RED 4964 - Field Work/Practicum (1-19 credits) 
RED 4964H - Field Work/Practicum (1-19 credits) 
RED 4974 - Independent Study (1-19 credits) 
RED 4974H - Independent Study (1-19 credits) 
RED 4984 - Special Study (1-19 credits) 
RED 4984H - Special Study (1-19 credits) 
RED 4994 - Undergraduate Research (1-19 credits) 
RED 4994H - Undergraduate Research (1-19 credits)