- Course Number:
- ID 120
- Course Title:
- Interior Products and Materials I
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Course DescriptionPresents analysis and evaluation of materials and products utilized in the interior design profession. Focuses on the properties, cost, sustainability and installation of materials. Prerequisites: ID 131 and (WR 115 or placement into WR 121). Audit available.
Intended Outcomes for the course
On completion of this course the student should be able to:
- Understand and utilize comparison shopping as a tool in the selection of residential furnishings.
- Identify the qualitative differences in case goods and upholstered goods.
- Apply basic measuring techniques for window treatments and floor coverings.
- Demonstrate verbal, visual and written communication skills in a formal presentation.
- Identify the basic characteristics of a variety of floor coverings.
- Develop skill in researching products and materials from a variety of sources.
Course Activities and Design
This course will be presented by means of lecture, discussion, demonstrations, and visuals. The student's grade will be determined by a combination of class assignments, testing, and class participation.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
- Conduct research using comparison shopping strategies to determine quality features of case good and upholstered furniture.
- Apply appropriate concepts to measuring of window treatments and floor coverings.
- Create and present a 30 minute classroom teaching experience using verbal, visual and written communication tools on a floor covering topic.
- Participate in, and contribute to, all class discussions.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
The student will develop the following skills through this course:
- Utilize math skills to solve complex measuring problems
- Use verbal, written, and visual skills to make a formal class presentation
- Develop research skills utilizing a variety of source material
- Develop critical thinking skills in product selection
The following Themes, Issues, and Concepts will have increased meaning to the student as a result of this course:
- Understanding role of verbal, visual, and written skills in the profession
- Importance of math skills
- Use of comparison shopping techniques
- Quality/use/cost considerations in product selection
- Product selection