Ontario College of Art & Design

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VISD 3B48
Global Traditions In Design: Objects And Environments (NOT OFFERED IN FALL/WINTER 2011-12)
0.50 Credit(s)
Academic Course
Prerequisite: 7.5 credits, including 1.0 credit of second-year liberal studies (including 0.5 VISC credit).
(NOT OFFERED IN FALL/WINTER 2011-12)
This lecture course introduces students to aspects of design that appear to have grown from a natural and traditional expression, without the benefit of a professional designer. Through an examination of indigenous and vernacular materials used in traditional design, connections between cultures rather than their separateness are emphasized. Both the historical influences of the vernacular in design and the economic and cultural factors that have led to its revival in a contemporary global context are discussed.
Anti-requisite: Students who have taken ACAD 2B12, VISC 2B12 or VISC 3B48 may not take this course for further credit.
Notes: New course level as of 2008-09

Course code change 2011-12
Course was last updated May 31, 2011 - 11:40 AM