Degree Type

Dissertation

Date of Award

2009

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

Gary D. Phye

Abstract

This comprehensive study asks what a group of rather diverse disciplines have in common. It involves a cross disciplinary examination of an entire College, the College of Design at Iowa State University. This research was intended to provide a sense of direction in developing and assessing possible Core content. The reasoning was that material that is necessary to all of the different Design programs would be likely material for the Core. In this study, a referenced qualitative study and subsequent quantitative process document the learning most valued by six different Design programs: Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Community and Regional Planning, Graphic Design, Interior Design, and Integrated Studio Arts. In addition to exploring differences in lens and terminology, this study produced a process that can be used to define a Core program. It also discusses differing approaches to interdisciplinary curriculum development, Design Process, and provides an overview of Core development.

Copyright Owner

Jane E. Venes

Language

en

Date Available

2012-04-29

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

458 pages

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