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(NDSU Course Descriptions 2018-2019)

ADHM 151. Design Fundamentals. 3 Credits.
Study and application of elements and principles of design; two- and three-dimensional applications. Co-req: ADHM 160, ADHM 161 Prereq: Interior Design major. F, S.

ADHM 160. Interior Design Careers. 1 Credit.
Survey of the interior design profession and the relationship to allied professionals and organizations. Prereq: Interior Design or Apparel, Retail Merchandising and Design major. F.

ADHM 161. Introduction to Manual Drafting. 3 Credits
Fundamentals of building construction, materials, and methods. Technical and graphic communication for interior design documentation, with an emphasis placed on lettering and manual drafting. Prereq: Interior Design majors and minors or Apparel, Retail Merchandising and Design majors. Co-req: ADHM 151, ADHM 160. F.

ADHM 162. Intermediate Manual Drafting. 3 Credits.
Continued study of building construction, materials, and methods. Technical and graphic communication for interior design, with an emphasis placed on manual drafting, detailing and document organization. Prereq: ADHM 161 with a grade of C or higher and Interior Design majors only. Co-req: ADHM 261. S.

ADHM 251. Interior Design Studio I-Residential. 3 Credits.
Introduction of design theory and process to analyze interior environments. Emphasis on programming and space planning. Prereq: ADHM 151, ADHM 160, ADHM 162 and ADHM 261 with a grade of C or higher in all prereq courses. Co-req: ADHM 264 and ADHM 365. F.

ADHM 253. Interior Design Studio II-Small Scale Contract. 3 Credits.
Application of design theory and process to analyze small contract environments. Emphasis on programming, schematics, design development, human factors, and construction documentation of commercial environments. Prereq: Interior Design major, minimum of 3.00 cumulative GPA, ADHM 251, ADHM 264 and ADHM 365 with a grade of C or higher in all prereq courses. Coreq: ADHM 363 and ADHM 368. S.

ADHM 261. Visual Communications. 3 Credits.
Principles and methods of drawing and sketching, including perspective, with an emphasis on a variety of rendering techniques and media. Prereq: Interior Design major.

ADHM 264. Residential Systems. 2 Credits.
Introduction of basic principles of lighting design and interior systems in residential applications. Prereq: ADHM 151, ADHM 160, ADHM 162, ADHM 261 all with a grade of C or better and Interior Design majors with a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA or Apparel, Retail Merchandising and Design majors. Coreq: ADHM 251, ADHM 365. F.

ADHM 300. Design Resource Management. 1-3 Credits.
Management of resources used by interior designers, including references, product information, and material samples. May be repeated up to 2 times. Prereq: ADHM 254, ADHM 368 with a grade of C or higher and students must be Interior Design majors with a minimum of 3.00 cumulative GPA

ADHM 315. History of Interiors I. 3 Credits.
Survey of historical interiors and furnishings beginning with antiquity through the 1800's. F.

ADHM 316. History of Interiors II. 3 Credits.
Survey of historical and contemporary interiors and furnishings beginning with the 1800's to the present day. S.

ADHM 351. Interior Design Studio III-Advanced Residential. 3 Credits.
Application of design components to an advanced residential project with emphasis on special populations and design focus. Prereq: Interior Design major with a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA, ADHM 253, ADHM 363 and ADHM 368 with a grade of C or higher. Coreq: ADHM 460 and ADHM 461.

ADHM 353. Interior Design Studio IV-Large Scale Contract Design. 3 Credits.
Application of design components to large scale commercial projects with emphasis on systems furniture, interior codes, and building systems. Prereq: ADHM 351, ADHM 460, ADHM 461 with a grade of C or higher in all prereq courses and students must be Interior Design majors with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. S.

ADHM 363. Commercial Lighting Design and Building Systems. 3 Credits.
Integration of theory, techniques, and the art of lighting design with emphasis on commercial applications. Analysis of commercial building systems. Prereq: ADHM 251, ADHM 264, ADHM 365 with a grade of C or higher in all prereq courses and students must be Interior Design majors with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Coreq: ADHM 253 and ADHM 368. F.

ADHM 365. CADD for Interiors. 3 Credits.
Computer-aided design and drafting, emphasizing applications in interior design. Includes drawing creation, editing layers, blocks, and attributes. Co-req: ADHM 251, ADHM 264. Prereq: ADHM 162 and ADHM 261 with a grade of C or better and students must be Interior Design majors with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. F, S.

ADHM 366. Textiles. 3 Credits.
Fibers, yarns, fabric construction, finishes, and dyestuffs related to selection, use, and maintenance of textile products. Coreq: ADHM 367. F.

ADHM 367. Textiles Laboratory. 1 Credit.
Textile product characterization through the analysis of yarn type, fabric, construction, finishes, and dyestuffs; care procedures; simple identification of fibers, yarns, and fabrics. Coreq: ADHM 366. F.

ADHM 368. Interior Materials. 2 Credits.
This course examines the characteristics, applications, specifications and sustainability of materials used in interior spaces. S.

ADHM 450. Research and Project Development in Interior Design. 3 Credits.
Research, development, and presentation of a programming proposal for a large scale commercial or residential interior. Prereq: ADHM 353 and ADHM 461 with a grade of C or higher and students must be Interior Design majors with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.

ADHM 452. Comprehensive Interior Design Project. 6 Credits.
Capstone design studio. Student defined problem. Synthesis and implementation of previous course work. S.

ADHM 460. Career Development and Professional Practice. 3 Credits.
Overview of professional standards and promotional activities as related to the interior design profession. Prereq: ADHM 253, ADHM 363 and ADHM 368 with a grade of C or higher and students must be Interior Design majors with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Co-req: ADHM 351 and ADHM 461.

ADHM 461. Building Information Modeling. 3 Credits.
Computer-aided design, modeling and rendering emphasizing applications in interior design. Prereq: ADHM 253, ADHM 363 and ADHM 368 with a grade of C or higher and students must be Interior Design majors with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Co-req: ADHM 351 and ADHM 460.

ADHM 491. Seminar. 1-3 Credits.
A group of students engaged, under a professor or professors, in research or criticism or in presentation of reports pertaining there to. [Profession topics relevant to the interior design profession or a community/regional service project]

ADHM 496. Field Experience. 3 Credits.
Field-oriented supervised learning activities outside the college classroom that include a preplanned assessment of the experience, registration during the term the experience is conducted, and post evaluation with the instructor. Departmental approval. Prereq: ADHM 353, 368, 460 with a grade of C or higher in all prereq courses. Summer Only.