Seminar—3 hours; independent study. Prerequisite: course 221; graduate standing in Design or consent of instructor. Focused on research methods and critical writing related to design topics including case studies, original and secondary sources, critical reviews. Expectation of a paper meeting professional standards suitable for publication from each student at end of course. May be repeated one time for credit.
Seminar—3 hours; independent study. Prerequisite: courses 221, 222; graduate standing in Design or consent of instructor. Introduce students to issues of professional design practice: business ethics, contracts and business practices, social responsibility through case studies, guest lectures and field trips, and readings. Short written assignments and presentations will be required.
Studio—3 hours. Prerequisite: course 221. Class size limited to graduate standing in Design or consent of instructor. Students work together on a collective project to experience the multiple phases of design through an iterative process. Design projects will be geared towards relevance in contemporary social, cultural and political contexts. Credit limited to 12 units. May be repeated two times for credit.
Professor Tim McNeil will be teaching this program in York, Edinburgh and London as well as other cities in the United Kingdom. The Design in Britain course is open to both design and non-design majors from UC Davis and other schools and universities, graduate students and professionals.