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    Jun 23, 2024  
American University Catalog 2022-2023 
American University Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

GDES-270 Design for Understanding (3)

In this course students develop creative thinking strategies, produce creative works, and discuss issues pertaining to formal, technical, and cultural considerations of design. Students develop fluency in the principles of visual language to form a basis of aesthetic judgment and develop methods of analysis and inquiry for creative thinking as well as becoming familiar with graphic principles, tools, and techniques. The course combines in-studio practice with class critiques of work, software tutorials, and supporting lectures. AU Core Habits of Mind: Creative-Aesthetic Inquiry. Usually Offered: fall and spring. Grading: A-F only. Restriction: Registration not allowed in both GDES-270 and GDES-200 . Note: Students may not receive credit toward a degree for both GDES-270 and GDES-200 .