Catalog 2016-2017 
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Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHIL 321 Design Philosophy and Ethics

5 credits
An overview of the varied approaches to the study of philosophy from classical to contemporary is applied to the evolving design field. A study of common design terminology and semantics, applied with proper reasoning, is integrated into student projects. Ethical decision-making within the design profession is emphasized.

Prerequisites: Admission to BTAD program or instructor permission.

Quarters Offered: Winter

Global Outcome(s)
This course teaches to the global outcome of Intercultural Appreciation.

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of the course the student will be able to:

  • Describe contemporary design theories and their philosophical and ethical implications
  • Demonstrate the ability to critically analyze work done by other designers
  • Examine ethical norms from various cultural perspectives
  • Develop the skills required for visual and verbal communication of design concepts
  • Define the designer’s ethical obligations as the message mediator between client and audience
  • Evaluate ethical issues surrounding the design of objects, services, identities, and experiences. 
  • Draft a personal ethics statement tied to his/her design discipline
  • Develop the skills that will foster perception, comprehension, and design of meaningful objects and spaces