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ARTS 001E: Design in Society

Course Description

This course provides a thematic and chronological introduction to major types of design around the globe from prehistory to the present. It considers the cultural role of design in finding creative solutions to basic human needs, such as shelter, clothing, utilitarian objects, transportation and communication, for social, political, religious, informational and other purposes. Works by designers from many diverse cultures are studied and compared within their historical and cultural contexts, including issues of economic and social class.

Units: 3

  • Credit - Degree Applicable
  • Transferable to both UC and CSU

Course Details

  • Grade Options: Letter Grade, Pass/No Pass
  • In-Class Lecture Hours: 48 – 54
  • In-Class Lab Hours: 0

Requisites and Advisories

  • Prerequisites: None
  • Co-Requisites: None
  • Advisory: None

Transfer Details

  • CSU/UC: Transferable to both UC and CSU
  • WVC GE: C. Humanities
    F. Cultural Diversity
  • CSU GE: Area C - Arts and Humanities: C1- Arts
  • UC/IGETC GE: Area 3 - Arts and Humanities: 3A- Arts
Last Updated 10/14/22