Courses of Study 2021-2022 
    Apr 17, 2024  
Courses of Study 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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DEA 3030 - Materials for Design and Sustainability

(LAD-HE) (CU-SBY)     
Fall. 3 credits. Letter grades only.

Recommended prerequisite: DEA 1110  and DEA 1150 . Cost of materials: approximately $25. Enrollment preference given to: DEA undergraduate majors. Students outside of DEA interested in sustainability are encouraged to enroll. Intended for: juniors and seniors.

R. Gilmore.

A sustainable approach to the evaluation and selection of materials and finishes for creating products and places for people has the potential to ensure the future survival of our planet. This course provides an introduction to basic material properties and asks students to morph material sensibilities, understand performance testing, building codes, and formulate a life-cycle cost analysis. Emphasis on “green” methodologies and assessment, including the LEED and WELL building rating systems.

Outcome 1: Understand the limits of a material and its unlimited possibilities (innovate in research, design or practice).

Outcome 2: Critically assess a material’s life cycle, from resource extraction to end-of-life or cradle-to-cradle potential (think critically, direct own learning).

Outcome 3: Create and present visual/verbal research on current sustainable products as a member of a presentation team (work effectively with others, write, speak, and use communications effectively).

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