The following courses are offered through the School of Continuing Education outside of the normal academic year.
DEA 1100: Design Generation(s)
In this three-week session, students will learn how designers think, solve problems, and improve our world. The need for critical thinkers is great and this course will enable students to better understand the world and their role in creating a more humane and sustainable future. The course also introduces design methodologies for creative thinking and practice design skills: sketching, modeling, prototyping, graphics, exhibition design.
DEA 1110: Making a Difference by Design
This course focuses on how leaders in a variety of fields use design as a social change agent. It interweaves theories of leadership and creative problem-solving through case study examinations of a wide range of design innovations in technology, communication, business, education, medicine, human development and ecology. Students learn how design affects their daily lives from the person to the planet. Additional topics include nurturing creativity, visual communications, values-led entrepreneurship, and designing across cultures.
DEA 1500: Introduction to Environmental Psychology
Environmental Psychology is an interdisciplinary field concerned with how the physical environment and human behavior interrelate. Most of the course focuses on how residential environments and urban and natural settings affect human health and well-being. Students also examine how human attitudes and behaviors affect environmental quality. Issues of environmental justice and culture are included throughout. Hands-on projects plus exams. Lecture and discussion sections
DEA 4221: History of Ecological Philosophy and Design
This is a 3 credit seminar-based course exploring the various facets of European philosophies regarding nature and the built environment over time. The work will consist of a seminar that meets for four sessions per week. Readings supplemental to the seminars will be assigned, summarized, and discussed. An electronic coursepack will be provided including essays by philosophers and designers, ancient and contemporary.
FSAD 1120: Fashion Design and Visual Thinking, aka “The Fashion Studio: Portfolio Development”
In this interactive studio precollege program, you'll develop fashion design skills, deepen your knowledge of fashion tools and trends, and build a professional-grade design portfolio. Enrollment is limited to current high school sophomores, juniors & seniors.
FSAD 1140: Fashion Computer-Aided Design
This course introduces two major graphic software programs (Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator) to develop original designs. Class activities and projects include textile design, technical flat design, digitized fashion illustration, and story board. Projects include both individual work and group work. Enrollment is open to all Cornell students and the community.
FSAD 1350: Fibers, Fabrics, and Finishes
This course introduces the properties and performance of textile materials and processes and provides a general overview of the textile industry from a scientific perspective. Focus is on materials used in apparel and home furnishing markets. Enrollment is open to all Cornell students and the community.