# Bachelor of Science in Comprehensive Design

The Bachelor of Science in Comprehensive Design is a studio-based, interdisciplinary program culminating in a capstone project constructed at the intersection of the many disciplines offered through the School of Art, Architecture + Design. This broadly based curriculum combines a liberal arts education as delivered by the IU College of Arts and Sciences with an innovative program in art and design. Its emphasis on interdisciplinary training and collaboration will benefit design professionals of the future by providing them with design thinking skills necessary to meet the challenges of a burgeoning "culture of making" essential to the nation's economic future. Upon completion of this major, Comprehensive Design students will be well placed to enter a professional degree, such as the Master of Architecture (M. Arch.), graduate study in in industrial design or furniture design, or to join the workforce in a variety of design professions.

## Requirements

**Introductory Course.**One (1) course:- SOAD-A 100 Pathways: Introduction to Art, Design and Merchandising

# SOAD-A 100 Pathways: Introduction to Art, Design and Merchandising

- Credits
- 3
- Prerequisites
- None
- Description
- Explores the fields of art, design, and merchandising within the contemporary landscape of creating and making. Identifies where these disciplines have mutually reinforcing values and opportunities for interdisciplinary study. Provides a common experience for art, design and merchandising students.

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**Forums of Exchange.****Intermediate Forum.**One (1) course:- SOAD-A 201 Forum of Exchange I

# SOAD-A 201 Forum of Exchange I

- Credits
- 1
- Prerequisites
- None
- Description
- Interdisciplinary experiences serve as the foundation for discussion and written/verbal responses. Students select from a range of activities including lectures, cross-critiques, site visits, interviews, class visits, museum exhibitions, and performances to observe, question and compare art, design and merchandising disciplines.
- Repeatability
- May be repeated for a maximum of 4 credit hours.
- Grading
- S/F grading.

**Advanced Forum.**One (1) course:- SOAD-A 401 Forum of Exchange II

# SOAD-A 401 Forum of Exchange II

- Credits
- 1
- Prerequisites
- None
- Description
- Interdisciplinary experiences in art, design and merchandising serve as the foundation for discussion and written/verbal responses. Students select from a range of activities including lectures, cross-critiques, site visits, interviews, class visits and selected exhibitions.
- Repeatability
- May be repeated for a maximum of 4 credit hours.
- Grading
- S/F grading.

**Comprehensive Design Sequence.****Creative Core: 3D Design.**One (1) course:- SOAD-A 103 Creative Core: 3D Design

# SOAD-A 103 Creative Core: 3D Design

- Credits
- 3
- Prerequisites
- None
- Description
- Volume, space, material, and physical force studies provide the basis for exploration of three-dimensional form; includes carving, construction, modeling, and casting using wood, plaster, Styrofoam, clay, etc.
- Repeatability
- Credit given for only one of FINA-F 101 or SOAD-A 103.

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**Introduction to Comprehensive Design.**One (1) course:- SOAD-C 280 Introduction to Comprehensive Design

# SOAD-C 280 Introduction to Comprehensive Design

- Credits
- 3
- Prerequisites
- SOAD-A 103, SOAD-A 104, or consent of instructor
- Description
- Focuses on skill building across the spectrum of modalities: drawing, physical model building, and 3D modeling. Uses human-centered design strategies to explore how human perceptions and activities affect design decisions.
- Repeatability
- Credit given for only one of AMID-C 280 or SOAD-C 280.

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**Issues in Comprehensive Design.**One (1) course:- SOAD-C 380 Topical Issues in Comprehensive Design

# SOAD-C 380 Topical Issues in Comprehensive Design

- Credits
- 3
- Prerequisites
- SOAD-C 280; or consent of instructor
- Description
- Focuses on the combination of empathy, creativity, and rationality needed to understand the context of a problem and develop solutions that fit the particular context.
- Repeatability
- May be repeated with different topics for a maximum of 8 credit hours in AMID-C 380 and SOAD-C 380.

**Issues in Collaborative Design.**One (1) course:- SOAD-C 381 Topical Issues in Collaborative Design

# SOAD-C 381 Topical Issues in Collaborative Design

- Credits
- 1–4 credit hours
- Prerequisites
- SOAD-C 380; or consent of instructor
- Description
- Employs design thinking strategies to understand challenges facing a community partner. The class will then focus on a co-design participatory approach, with project partners to offer solutions to the project. Classes may partner with regional organizations and companies.
- Repeatability
- May be repeated with different topics for a maximum of 8 credit hours in AMID-C 381 and SOAD-C 381.

**Special Problems in Comprehensive Design.**One (1) course:- SOAD-C 480 Special Problems in Comprehensive Design

# SOAD-C 480 Special Problems in Comprehensive Design

- Credits
- 3
- Prerequisites
- SOAD-C 381; or consent of instructor
- Description
- Leverages a unique combination of design thinking and strategic planning to design, prototype and test solutions to real problems faced by communities, businesses, individuals, and organizations. Provides opportunity to act as a consultant for a real client to design and propose a strategic plan, implement accepted plans, and evaluate the impact of the solution.
- Repeatability
- May be repeated with different topics for a maximum of 6 credit hours in AMID-C 480 and SOAD-C 480.

**Intensive Seminar in Comprehensive Design.**One (1) course:- SOAD-C 481 Intensive Seminar in Comprehensive Design

# SOAD-C 481 Intensive Seminar in Comprehensive Design

- Credits
- 1–3 credit hours
- Prerequisites
- SOAD-C 480; or consent of instructor
- Description
- Provides opportunities to engage in the research, testing, and prototyping required for larger scale projects. Completed projects may range from public art to installations to furniture design. Includes discussions of materiality, fabrication, form, use, and structure as part of design and fabrication.
- Repeatability
- May be repeated with different topics for a maximum of 6 credit hours in AMID-C 481 and SOAD-C 481.

**Design Practice.**One (1) course:- SOAD-W 200 Design Practice

# SOAD-W 200 Design Practice

- Credits
- 3
- Prerequisites
- SOAD-A 103; or consent of instructor
- Description
- Gain a working understanding of methods for thinking about problems and solutions through a human-centered approach. Explore the entire design process, including problem scoping, defining, researching, modeling, prototyping, producing, and testing, resulting in viable human-centered, transparent, and imaginative solutions.

**Design Research, Methods, and Process.**One (1) course:- SOAD-W 250 Design Research, Methods, and Process

# SOAD-W 250 Design Research, Methods, and Process

- Credits
- 3
- Prerequisites
- SOAD-W 200; or consent of instructor
- Description
- Introduction to fundamental approaches to design research, methods for exploring design situations, and the generation and application of design insights processes. Create a series of visual/textual artifacts that will help analyze and generate design for key moments in human-information interaction.

**Design in Context and Culture.**One (1) course:- SOAD-W 300 Design in Context and Culture

# SOAD-W 300 Design in Context and Culture

- Credits
- 3
- Prerequisites
- SOAD-W 250; or consent of instructor
- Description
- Explore the relationships between design, context, and culture. Based on user research, create a series of cultural and context-based artifacts that will help analyze and design strategies and specific experiences within a design.

**Design of Systems.**One (1) course:- SOAD-W 350 Design of Systems

# SOAD-W 350 Design of Systems

- Credits
- 3
- Prerequisites
- SOAD-W 300; or consent of instructor
- Description
- Explores "systems thinking" for designers. People are the center of the systems we create when we develop new designs. The digital and physical spaces that we design and inhabit are rapidly accelerating in complexity. This course introduces systems-level approaches to design.

**Capstone.****Design Capstone: Research & Development.**One (1) course:- SOAD-W 400 Design Capstone I: Research and Development

# SOAD-W 400 Design Capstone I: Research and Development

- Credits
- 1–6 credit hours
- Prerequisites
- SOAD-W 350, SOAD-C 480, SOAD-C 481, or consent of instructor
- Description
- Students, working individually or in teams, will complete complex projects that resolve issues of design on multiple scale levels and across systems. By the end of the course, students will be able to clearly articulate their research argument in a well-written and orally presented project proposal.

**Design Capstone: Studio Project.**One (1) course:- SOAD-W 450 Design Capstone II: Studio Project

# SOAD-W 450 Design Capstone II: Studio Project

- Credits
- 1–6 credit hours
- Prerequisites
- SOAD-W 400; or consent of instructor
- Description
- Students, working individually or in teams, will complete complex projects that resolve issues of design on multiple scale levels and across systems. By the end of the course, students will demonstrate a understanding of project production, the development of an integrated design solution, and the creation of an expressive and innovative solution that mediates existing conditions.

**Addenda Requirements*.****Mathematics.**One (1) course:- MATH-D 117 Introduction to Finite Mathematics II
- MATH-J 113 Introduction to Calculus with Applications
- MATH-M 106 The Mathematics of Decision and Beauty
- MATH-M 118 Finite Mathematics
- MATH-M 119 Brief Survey of Calculus I
- MATH-M 211 Calculus I
- MATH-M 213
- MATH-S 118 Honors Finite Mathematics
- MATH-S 211 Honors Calculus I
- MATH-V 118 Finite Mathematics with Applications (approved topic: "Finite Math in Action; Finite Mathematics for the Social and Biological Sciences; Finite and Consumer Mathematics")
- MATH-V 119 Applied Brief Calculus I (approved topic: "Applied Brief Calculus I for the Life Sciences")

# MATH-D 117 Introduction to Finite Mathematics II

- Credits
- 2
- Prerequisites
- MATH-D 116 or consent of the department
- Notes
- MATH-D 116 and MATH-D 117 is a two-course sequence
- Description
- Topics for the course are taken from MATH-M 118. Credit for the College of Arts and Sciences Foundations requirement in Mathematical Modeling or the College's N&M Breadth of Inquiry requirement will be given only upon completion of both MATH-D 116 and MATH-D 117 with a passing grade.
- Repeatability
- Credit given for only one of MATH-A 118, MATH-M 118, MATH-S 118, MATH-V 118; or MATH-D 116 and MATH-D 117.

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# MATH-J 113 Introduction to Calculus with Applications

- Credits
- 3
- Prerequisites
- MATH-J 112 with a grade of C- or higher; or consent of department
- Notes
- For Groups students only. MATH-J 113 can count toward the College of Arts and Sciences Foundations requirement in mathematical modeling and the College of Arts and Sciences natural and mathematical sciences Breadth of Inquiry requirement for Groups studentsï»¿
- Description
- A survey of calculus.
- Repeatability
- Credit given for only one of MATH-J 113, MATH-M 119, MATH-V 119, MATH-M 211, or MATH-S 211.

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# MATH-M 106 The Mathematics of Decision and Beauty

- Credits
- 3
- Prerequisites
- Mastery of two years of high school algebra as indicated by an ALEKS score of 35 or higher, or successful completion of MATH-M 014, MATH-M 018, or MATH-J 111.
- Description
- Mathematics of art (symmetry and perspective), music (scales, tuning and rhythm), and decision-making (voting, game theory, graph theory). Emphasis on conceptual and geometric modes of mathematical reasoning, with group- and activity-based learning in a smaller class format.

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# MATH-M 118 Finite Mathematics

- Credits
- 3
- Prerequisites
- None
- Notes
- R: To be successful, students will demonstrate mastery of two years of high school algebra as indicated by an appropriate ALEKS score or completion of MATH-M 014, MATH-M 018, or MATH-J 111
- Description
- Sets, counting, basic probability, including random variables and expected values. Linear systems, matrices, linear programming, and applications.
- Repeatability
- Credit given for only one of MATH-A 118, MATH-M 118, MATH-S 118, MATH-V 118; or MATH-D 116 and MATH-D 117.

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# MATH-M 119 Brief Survey of Calculus I

- Credits
- 3
- Prerequisites
- None
- Notes
- R: To be successful, students will demonstrate mastery of two years of high school algebra, one year of high school geometry, and pre-calculus as indicated by an appropriate ALEKS score or completion of MATH-M 025 or MATH-M 027
- Description
- Introduction to calculus. Primarily for students from business and the social sciences.
- Repeatability
- Credit given for only one of MATH-J 113, MATH-M 119, MATH-V 119, MATH-M 211, or MATH-S 211.

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# MATH-M 211 Calculus I

- Credits
- 4
- Prerequisites
- None
- Notes
- R: To be successful, students will demonstrate mastery of two years of high school algebra, one year of high school geometry, and pre-calculus, and trigonometry as indicated by an appropriate ALEKS score or completion of MATH-M 027
- Description
- Limits, continuity, derivatives, definite and indefinite integrals, applications.
- Repeatability
- A student may receive credit for only one of the following: MATH-J 113, MATH-M 119, MATH-V 119, MATH-M 211, or MATH-S 211.

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# MATH-S 118 Honors Finite Mathematics

- Credits
- 3
- Prerequisites
- Hutton Honors College membership
- Notes
- R: To be successful students will demonstrate mastery of two years of high school algebra as indicated by an appropriate ALEKS score or completion of MATH-M 014, MATH-M 018, or MATH-J 111
- Description
- Designed for students of outstanding ability in mathematics. Covers all material of MATH-M 118 and additional topics from statistics and game theory. Computers may be used in this course, but no previous experience is assumed.

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# MATH-S 211 Honors Calculus I

- Credits
- 4
- Prerequisites
- Hutton Honors College membership or consent of department
- Notes
- R: To be successful, students will demonstrate mastery of two years of high school algebra, one year of high school geometry, and pre-calculus and trigonometry as indicated by an appropriate ALEKS score or completion of MATH-M 027
- Description
- Designed for students of outstanding ability, who are considering further study in mathematics. Limits, continuity, derivatives, definite and indefinite integrals, applications, with emphasis placed on theory.
- Repeatability
- Credit given for only one of MATH-J 113, MATH-M 119, MATH-M 211, MATH-S 211, or MATH-V 119.

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# MATH-V 118 Finite Mathematics with Applications

- Credits
- 3
- Prerequisites
- None
- Notes
- R: To be successful, students will demonstrate mastery of two years of high school algebra as indicated by an appropriate ALEKS score or completion of MATH-M 014, MATH-M 018, or MATH-J 111
- Description
- Sets, counting, basic probability, linear modelling, and other discrete topics. Applications to various areas depending on topic. Possibilities include social and biological sciences and consumer mathematics.
- Repeatability
- Credit given for only one of MATH-A 118, MATH-M 118, MATH-S 118, MATH-V 118; or MATH-D 116 and MATH-D 117.

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# MATH-V 119 Applied Brief Calculus I

- Credits
- 3
- Prerequisites
- None
- Notes
- R: To be successful, students will demonstrate mastery of two years of high school algebra, one year of high school geometry, and pre-calculus as indicated by an appropriate ALEKS score or completion of MATH-M 025 or MATH-M 027
- Description
- Introduction to calculus. Variable topic course with emphasis on non-business topics and applications. The topic(s) will be listed in the Schedule of Classes each semester.
- Repeatability
- A student may receive credit for only one of the following: MATH-J 113, MATH-M 119, MATH-M 211, MATH-S 211, or MATH-V 119.

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**Studio Art Courses.**Six (6) credit hours:- SOAD-A 101 Creative Core: Color
- SOAD-A 211 Cross-Disciplinary Workshops in Art, Design, and Merchandising

# SOAD-A 101 Creative Core: Color

- Credits
- 3
- Prerequisites
- None
- Description
- Explores color's fundamental principles and formal elements; its contextual meanings and sociological connotations; and its significance within the fields of art, design and merchandising. Cultivates visual sensitivity, develops aesthetic knowledge and the production of creative work through studio practices.
- Repeatability
- Credit given for only one of SOAD-A 101 or FINA-F 102.

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# SOAD-A 211 Cross-Disciplinary Workshops in Art, Design, and Merchandising

- Credits
- 3
- Prerequisites
- None
- Description
- A variable topic studio course that focuses on skill development and technical manipulation of materials within the specific traditions of a particular discipline. Emphasizes fundamental principles of art and design within a discipline. Designed around a variable topic such as image, time, narrative, space, materials, and markets.
- Repeatability
- May be repeated with a different topic for a maximum total of 12 credit hours in SOAD-A 111 and SOAD-A 211.

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**Art History Courses.**Six (6) credit hours:- ARTH-A 101 Ancient and Medieval Art
- ARTH-A 102 Renaissance through Modern Art
- ARTH-A 155 Introduction to African Art
- ARTH-A 160 Introduction to East Asian Art
- ARTH-A 207 Introduction to Contemporary Art and Its Discontents, 1960 to the Present

# ARTH-A 101 Ancient and Medieval Art

- Credits
- 3
- Prerequisites
- None
- Description
- A survey of major styles and monuments in art and architecture from prehistoric times to the end of the Middle Ages.
- Repeatability
- Credit given for only one of ARTH-A 101 or FINA-A 101.

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# ARTH-A 102 Renaissance through Modern Art

- Credits
- 3
- Prerequisites
- None
- Description
- A survey of major artists, styles, and movements in European and American art and architecture from the fifteenth century to the present.
- Repeatability
- Credit given for only one of ARTH-A 102 or FINA-A 102.

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# ARTH-A 155 Introduction to African Art

- Credits
- 3
- Prerequisites
- None
- Description
- African art in its cultural setting. Major style areas: prehistoric Nok culture, kingdoms of Ife and Benin, Western Sudan, Guinea Coast, equatorial forests, Congo, eastern and southern Africa.
- Repeatability
- Credit given for only one of ARTH-A 155 or FINA-A 155.

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# ARTH-A 160 Introduction to East Asian Art

- Credits
- 3
- Prerequisites
- None
- Description
- A survey of major monuments, artists, and movements in Chinese and Japanese art.
- Repeatability
- Credit given for only one of ARTH-A 160 or FINA-A 160.

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# ARTH-A 207 Introduction to Contemporary Art and Its Discontents, 1960 to the Present

- Credits
- 3
- Prerequisites
- None
- Description
- Provides a chronological overview of contemporary art (from 1960) with a focus on the social and political engagements that have informed artistic developments in recent decades. Examines the qualities that have made particular genres and artistic practices significant to art history; how globalization, tourism, technology, current world conflicts, and social media have shaped artistic production, art criticism, and the art market today.

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**GPA and Hours Requirements.****Major Residency.**At least 18 credit hours in the major must be completed in courses taken through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.**Major Upper Division Courses.**At least 18 credit hours in the major must be completed at the 300–499 level.**Minimum Grade.**Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the major.**Major GPA.**A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the major—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.

##### Major Area Courses

Unless otherwise noted below, the following courses are considered in the academic program and will count toward academic program requirements as appropriate:

- Any course at the 100-499 level with the
`SOAD-C or SOAD-W`

subject area prefix--as well as any other subject areas that are deemed functionally equivalent - Any course contained on the course lists for the academic program requirements at the time the course is taken--as well as any other courses that are deemed functionally equivalent--except for those listed only under Addenda Requirements
- Any course directed to a non-Addenda requirement through an approved exception

The Bachelor of Science degree requires at least 120 credit hours, to include the following:

**College of Arts and Sciences Credit Hours.**At least 100 credit hours must come from College of Arts and Sciences disciplines.**Upper Division Courses.**At least 36 credit hours (of the 120) must be at the 300–499 level.**College Residency.**Following completion of the 60th credit hour toward degree, at least 36 credit hours of College of Arts and Sciences coursework must be completed through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.**College GPA.**A College grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.000 is required.**CASE Requirements.**The following College of Arts and Sciences Education (CASE) requirements must be completed:- CASE Foundations
- CASE Breadth of Inquiry
- CASE Culture Studies
- CASE Critical Approaches: 1 course
- CASE Foreign Language: Proficiency in a single foreign language through the first semester of the second year of college-level coursework
- CASE Intensive Writing: 1 course
- CASE Public Oral Communication: 1 course

**Major.**Completion of the major as outlined in the Major Requirements section above.

Most students must also successfully complete the Indiana University Bloomington General Education program.