Design 488

DSN 488H: Final Honors Project

Prerequisites: Enrollment in Honors Academy; completion of all other Honors Academy requirements; senior standing in the Design major.

Credit Hours: (3)

This project and the topic to be explored will be determined by the student and the faculty member supervising the project. (Honors project may be a written or performance-based project). In order to receive honors credit, a student must earn a grade of “A” or “B” for the final project.

Note(s): Course may not be repeated and students may not receive credit if they have previously taken.


Detailed Description of Content of Course

The content of the course will vary with each student. The student will complete a research project, report the results in written and visual/digital format, and give an oral presentation of the project. All projects must be approved by the faculty member supervising the project and the Honors Council.


Detailed Description of Conduct of Course

The student will select the topic of the study, with the help of the Interior Design & Fashion faculty member supervising the project. The student will work independently, with periodic consultation with the faculty supervisor.


Goals and Objectives

The goal of this course is to provide students in the Honors Academy with the opportunity to address a significant issue in design. Students cannot duplicate final projects from DSNF, DSNI, or DSNM capstone courses. The honors project should demonstrate the ability to analyze and synthesize, to write a sustained piece of research or a position paper, and to communicate ideas effectively.


Assessment Measures

The faculty member supervising the project will be responsible for assigning the final grade. The work completed will be compared against the stated objectives of the project and the course requirements outlined.