Frequently Asked Questions Prospective Minors
 

Q: Where will I find published information about the D+EA Minor? 

A: http://dea.human.cornell.edu/minor-dea 

Q: Who in the department can I speak with regarding academic questions about the D+EA Minor?

A: Contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies (DUS), So-Yeon Yoon, at sy492@cornell.edu.

Q: Who in the department can I speak with regarding procedural questions about the D+EA Minor?

A: Contact the Academic Programs Coordinator (APC), at deaundergrad@cornell.edu or 607-255-2168, 1411 Martha Van Rensselaer (MVR) Hall.

Q: Who is eligible to minor in D+EA?

A: All Cornell undergraduate students except D+EA majors.

Q: How do I apply for the D+EA Minor?

A: Start by taking the 3 core courses required for the D+EA minor.  Submit Intention to Minor in D+EA form after successfully completing the 3 core courses requirement. Submit the form to deaundergrad@cornell.edu

Q: How do i apply for the D+EA Minor in Design Strategy?

A: Start by taking the two core courses required for the Design Strategy Minor. Submit Intention to Minor in Design Strategy form after successfully completing the two core courses requirement. Submit the form to deaundergrad@cornell.edu.

Q: What are the requirements?

A: D+EA Minor: Complete a minimum of 15 credits within D+EA, including three required core courses and two thematics.  See Application to Graduate with a Minor in D+EA for detailed course requirements. Students must earn a B- or better in all courses.

Design Strategy Minor: Complete a minimum of 17 credits within D+EA, including two required core courses and one core studio course. See Application to Graduate with a Minor in Design Strategy for detailed course requirements. Students must earn a B- or better in all courses.

Q: What D+EA courses count for the required core and the electives?

A: For a complete list, see http://dea.human.cornell.edu/minor-dea 

Q: Three categories of electives are designated. Must I complete all 6 electives in one thematic area?

A: No. Students may choose to specialize in one area or may sample from all three areas. The only requirement is to successfully complete all qualifying credits of D+EA electives.

Q: If I complete all required core courses, may I apply another core course toward the 6 elective credits?

A: No. This requirement is in place to encourage students to take upper-level courses and thereby gain expertise within the field.

Q: May I substitute another D+EA course for the core courses requirement?

A: No. 

Q: May I take courses S/U?

A: Courses offered only as S/U are accepted, but the total must not exceed 3 S/U credits toward the 15 credit requirement of the minor. Courses that provide a choice of grade or S/U must be taken for a grade.

Q: May I apply credits for classes taken abroad to the D+EA Minor?

A: No. All courses completed and designated for the D+EA minors must be taken on the Cornell campus.

Q: May I count a course which is cross-listed with D+EA and taught by a D+EA instructor, even if I complete the non-D+EA prefix version?

A: Yes.

Q: May I apply independent study and teaching assistantship courses (4000, 4010, 4020, 4030) toward my 6 elective credits?

A: No.

Q: What shall I do if there are many prerequisites for a specific course, which I am unable to complete prior to enrollment?

A: Contact the instructor, explain the situation and ask permission to enroll in the course. Permission depends on the particular course and is entirely at the discretion of the instructor.

Q: A course I want to take is not offered this year. Will it be offered next year?

A: Some courses may not be offered annually due to sabbatical leave and other departmental circumstances. Refer to Cornell’s online Courses of Study for current information about course offerings and availability.

Q: How will the D+EA Minor appear on my transcript? 

A: During your final semester, submit a completed copy of the Application to Graduate with a Minor in D+EA to D+EA’s Main Office by March 15 or October 15. The deadline March 15 is for May Graduates or October 15 for December Graduates.  After verification by D+EA that all requirements for the minor were completed, D+EA will update the online system which the student’s college registrar and the final transcript will indicate that a D+EA Minor was earned.

Q: How will the D+EA Minor in Design StrategY Appear on my Transcript?

A: During your final semester, submit a completed copy of the Application to Graduate with a Minor in Design Strategy to D+EA's Main Office by March 15 or October 15. The deadline March 15 is for May Graduates or October 15 for December Graduates. After verification by D+EA that all requirements for the minor were completed, D+EA will update the online system which the student's college registrar and the final transcript will indicate that a D+EA Minor in Design Strategy was earned.