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    Environmental Design Studies

    Lynn Ewanow, Associate Dean
    Maureen Herspring, Academic Advisor

    All students in the first-year undergraduate programs of the College of Architecture, Planning, and Design are enrolled in the Environmental Design Studies Program. In the first year, students are introduced to the knowledge, concepts, attitudes, methods, and skills common to the environmental design professions of architecture, interior architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture. After successful completion of these course requirements students continue their studies in one of the professional curricula in the degree-granting departments.

    Courses in the environmental design studies curriculum, which carry a DSFN designator, are offered for students in the design programs from two colleges, Architecture, Planning, and Design, and Human Ecology. The three DSFN-designated courses form part of a common foundation of the environmental design fields.

    Participation in environmental design studies courses, together with a close working relationship with faculty and the academic advisor, helps students make informed career choices within, and sometimes outside, the fields of study represented.

    Transfer students entering the Environmental Design Studies Program will be placed in the program according to the college-level work they have already completed.

    Environmental design studies
    100 ENVD
    The curriculum for the first year forms the foundation of the five-year accredited professional programs in architecture, interior architecture, and landscape architecture.

    First semester

    DSFN 201Environmental Design Studio I4
    MATH 100College Algebra3
    ENVD 250History of the Designed Environment I3
    DSFN 203Survey of the Design Professions1
    ENGL 100Expository Writing I3
    Second semester
    DSFN 202Environmental Design Studio II4
    PHYS 115Descriptive Physics5
    ENVD 251History of the Designed
    Environment II3
    University general education elective3
    SPCH 105Public Speaking IA2
    High school mathematics prerequisites: Entering freshman or transfer students must have fulfilled the minimum high school prerequisites of: algebra I (one unit); plane geometry (one unit); algebra II (one unit); and trigonometry (one-half unit) before entering the College of Architecture, Planning, and Design. The prerequisites may be fulfilled at K-State, or elsewhere, with the exception of geometry, which is not taught at K-State. Completing these courses at K-State will extend the time required to complete the degree program.
    After satisfactory completion of the environmental design studies program, students are eligible to apply for admission to the Department of Architecture, the Department of Interior Architecture, the Department of Landscape Architecture/Regional and Community Planning, or the Department of Clothing, Textiles, and Interior Design in the College of Human Ecology.
    Environmental design studies courses
    DSFN 201 and 202. Environmental Design Studio I and II. (4 each). Foundation studies introducing principles, processes, and vocabularies of environmental design. Instruction in two and three dimensional visualization of objects and spaces. Instruction in the use of instrument-aided drawing, freehand drawing, and model building to represent and communicate design ideas at different scales of observation. Pr.: Admission to the College of Architecture, Planning, and Design, the College of Human Ecology, or permission of the dean of either college.

    DSFN 203. Survey of the Design Professions. (1) I. Overview of the design professions. Comparative study of the working methods, and societal and occupational roles of the architect, interior architect, landscape architect, and planner.

    ENVD 205. Graphics I. (2) I, II, S. Instruction in instrument-aided drawing as a basic tool for communicating information about environmental subjects. Four hours of studio a week.

    ENVD 206. Graphics II. (2) I, II, S. Instruction in the principles and methods of perspective drawing. Perspective drawing is used as a basic tool for communicating information about design components and properties. Four hours of studio a week. Pr. ENVD 205.

    ENVD 250 and 251. History of the Designed Environment I and II. (3 each) A chronological survey of the built and designed environment in the context of the socio- cultural, artistic, technological, economic, and political factors. Three hours lecture per week.

    ENVD 250. History of the Designed Environment I. (3) I. The history of the designed environment from ancient times to the 12th century.

    ENVD 251. History of the Designed Environment II. (3) II. The history of the designed environment from the 12th century to the mid-18th century. Pr.: ENVD 250 or permission of instructor.

    ENVD 299. Problems in Basic Design. (Var.) I, II, S. A study of specified problems in elementary environmental design under the guidance of a member of the staff. Pr.: Approval of associate dean.

    Topics within Architecture, Planning, and Design:
    dAdmission Policies and Procedures dEnvironmental Design Studies dLandscape Architecture and Regional and Community Planning
    dUniversity General Education dArchitecture   
    dAdditional Information dInterior Architecture   
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