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2019-2020 Course Catalog 
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INTD 2045 - Interior Design Occupational Specialties

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture 2 Lab 2
Course Description: Interior Design Occupational Specialties builds upon Residential Studio II by exploring advanced concepts such as Feng Shui, Universal Design, and Global Design Perspectives. Course activities include research into historical and cultural symbols, applying these rich meanings to a variety of design projects for clients of all ages, cultures, and abilities.

MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): INTD 2002  with a grade of C or higher.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content

  1. The flow of energy in Feng Shui
  2. The Feng Shui bagua
  3. The five elements of Feng Shui
  4. Design for independence (aging, disabilities, mobility, etc…)
  5. Laws, codes and regulations in the built environment
  6. Assessing and designing the aging population’s living needs
  7. Creating living spaces for diverse cultures
  8. Religious and other “wisdom traditions” of the non-western world
  9. Introduction to Asian cultures and design traditions: India, China, and Turkey
  10. Introduction to Middle Eastern cultures and design traditions: Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates
  11. Introduction to African cultures and design traditions: Egypt, Nigeria, and Algeria

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course, students will be able to:

  1. apply Feng Shui principles to a residential interior.
  2. use Feng Shui principles for residential layouts, materials, finishes, lighting, and color.
  3. avoid and/or correct common Feng Shui challenges.
  4. redesign exterior and whole-house accessibility for people with disabilities and mobility issues. 
  5. design for aging in place.
  6. design a residential space applying knowledge of laws, codes, and standards as they relate to the built environment.
  7. analyze cultural differences in people’s behaviors.
  8. design a global interior utilizing techniques from around the world.
  9. analyze the influence of culture, architecture, and interior environments in the built environment.

Competency 1 (1-6)
Competency 2 (7-10)

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