Current Students

COURSES

IAR 501/ 502     Advanced Interior Architecture I, II

Advanced design problems having complex functional, social, and economic implications, with emphasis on problem identification, formulation, and design development.

IAR 527       Problems in Interior Architecture

IAR 531       Design Seminar

Investigation of current research and subjects of topical interest in environmental design. May be repeated for credit. [Prerequisite: permission of instructor]

IAR 535      Architectural Lighting Design

Study of architectural lighting design: uses and control of light, lighting fixtures, and lighting installation for desired effect.

IAR 536       History of Decorative Arts

Study of changing stylistic and cultural developments in the decorative arts with special concentration on America. (Same as HIS 536)

IAR 540       Evolution of Furniture

Chronological study of basic furniture forms (chairs, stools, tables, beds, chests) from Ancient Egypt to 21st century Minimalism. Examines changes in each historic period. [Prerequisite: or Coreq: 221, 222 or permission of instructor]

IAR 541       Contemporary Trends in Interior Product Design

Study of trade events, showrooms, retailers, designers, and trade and consumer media as forces shaping 21st century trends in interior products. Focuses on furniture, lighting, and textiles. [Prerequisite: 540 or 221, 222 or permission of instructor]

IAR 543       Historic Preservation: Principles and Practice

Change in historic preservation theory and practice since the 1800's with emphasis on preservation of built environment and development of philosophical approach for designers to contemporary preservation projects. (Same as HIS 543) [Prerequisite: 221, 222, or permission of instructor]

IAR 545       Southern History and Southern Material Culture in a Museum Context

Combined southern history and material culture with a museum practicum. Offered each summer at the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts in Winston-Salem. Students selected by individual application. May be repeated for credit when topic varies with permission of instructor. (Same as HIS 545) [Prerequisite: permission of instructors after completion of required application form]

IAR 547       History Museum Curatorship: Collections Management

Professional practices in the care and management of historic site and history museum collections, including principles of collection development, object registration, cataloging, and preservation. (Same as HIS 547) [Prerequisite: admission to a graduate program in history or interior architecture, or permission of instructor]

IAR 548       Architectural Conservation

Contemporary architectural conservation principles, practice and technology. Field exercises, group projects and investigation of an individual research topic expand upon lectures and readings. (Same as HIS 548) [Prerequisite: 301, 332, or permission of instructor]

IAR 552       History and Theories of Material Culture

Material culture as it has been defined and interpreted in the past by scholars from the disciplines of history, anthropology, geography, art history, psychology, linguistics, and archaeology. (Same as HIS 552) [Prerequisite: admission to a graduate program in history or interior architecture, or permission of instructor]

IAR 555       Field Methods in Preservation Technology

Intensive on-site fieldwork experience addressing issues of architectural conservation and historic building technology. Includes methods, techniques, and theories of preservation technology and accepted conservation practices. (Same as HIS 555) [Prerequisite: admission to a graduate program in history or interior architecture, or permission of instructor]

IAR 560       Advanced Computer-Aided Design and Research Seminar

Rigorous examination of the origins, evolution, and applications of CAD and evaluation of its significance in interior architecture. With a specific concern on how computational tools affect design decision-making process. [Prerequisite: One course in CAD applications (311 or equivalent), at least four interior architecture design studios (101, 102, 201, 202, 301, 302, 401, 402 or equivalent), and one design history course (221, 222 or equivalent); or permission of instructor]

IAR 565       Materials and Methodologies Seminar

Investigation of materials, methods, and technologies for the design, fabrications, manufacturing, and production of products and components of interior architecture. [Prerequisite: 301 or graduate standing or permission of instructor]

IAR 578       Research Methods in Historical Archaeology

Training in research methods in historic archaeology. Involves on-site training in field, laboratory, and library components of historic archaeology. (Same as ATY/HIS 578)

IAR 589       Experimental Course

This number reserved for experimental courses. Refer to the Course Schedule for current offerings.

IAR 600       Supervised Professional Experience

Supervised professional experience in selected commercial or industrial organizations, public or private agencies in accordance with the major course of study of the student.

IAR 601      Directed Self-Study in Interior Architecture

IAR 602       Advanced Interior Architecture III

Design issues or problems relevant to the individual student's concentration or area of specialization are explored in real or simulated studio projects. [Prerequisite: 501 or 502]

IAR 611       Graduate Seminar

IAR 624       History of American Landscapes and Architecture

Examination of the social and cultural forces affecting the design and use of landscapes and buildings in North America from the colonial period through the mid-twentieth century. (Same as HIS 624) [Prerequisite: admission to a graduate program in history or interior architecture, or permission of instructor]

IAR 625         Preservation Planning and Law

Examination and analysis of the relationship of government programs and policies, community and regional planning strategies, and legal case precedents to the field of historic preservation. (Same as HIS 625) [Prerequisite: admission to a graduate program in history or interior architecture, or permission of instructor]

IAR 626         Management and Leadership in Public History

Basic principles in the administration of museums, historic sites, and other cultural resources. Subjects include fundraising, personnel and volunteer management, working with board members, and museum law and ethics. (Same as HIS 626) [Prerequisite: admission to a graduate program in history or interior architecture, or permission of instructor]

IAR 627       Museum and Historic Site Interpretation: Principles and Practice

Theory and practice of interpreting history to the public in the context of museums and historic sites. Topics include exhibit planning and technologies, living history, research methods, and audience evaluation. (Same as HIS 627) [Prerequisite: admission to a graduate program in history or interior architecture, or permission of instructor]

IAR 628       Identification and Evaluation of the Historic Built Environment

Methods, techniques, and theories of researching, analyzing, documenting, and evaluating the historic built environment. Includes architectural survey field methods, documentation techniques, archival research, and approaches to evaluating historic significance. (Same as HIS 628) [Prerequisite: 624, admission to a graduate program in history or interior architecture, or permission of instructor]

IAR 631       Environmental Design Research

Advanced skills for identifying research questions and methods for accomplishing research in the environmental design field. Design research project is planned. Emphasis on research process including problem identification, literature review, data collection, and analysis.

IAR 645       Seminar in Interior Architecture

Introduction to basic research methodologies and examination of contemporary research questions and issues in interior architecture and related fields.

IAR 665       Problems in Interior Architecture

IAR 690       Internship

Supervised professional experience in selected museum, historic site, or other professional setting in accordance with the major course of study of the student. (Graded on S-U basis) (Same as HIS 690) [Prerequisite: at least 12 hours in history M.A. or interior architecture M.S. program and permission of Director of Graduate Study]

IAR 699       Thesis

Required of all candidates for the Master of Science in interior architecture. Credit may be divided over two or more semesters.

IAR 711       Experimental Course

This number reserved for experimental courses. Refer to the Course Schedule for current offerings.

IAR 801       Thesis Extension

IAR 803       Research Extension

 

ELECTIVE COURSES FOR UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE STUDENTS

IAR 500    Supervised Professional Experience

Supervised professional experience in selected commercial or industrial organizations, public or private agencies.

IAR 501/502   Advanced Interior Architecture I/II

Advanced design problems having complex functional, social, and economic implications, with emphasis on problem identification, formulation, and design development.

IAR 527    Problems in Interior Architecture

Individual study.

IAR 531    Design Seminar

Investigation of current research and subjects of topical interest in environmental design. May be repeated for a total of 4 hours credit. [Prerequisite: consent of instructor]

IAR 535    Architectural Lighting Design

Study of architectural lighting design: Uses in control of lighting fixtures and lighting installation of lighting for desired effect.

IAR 536    History of Decorative Arts

Study of stylistic and cultural developments in the decorative arts with special concentration on America.

IAR 540   Evolution of Furniture

A study of basic furniture forms—chairs, stools, tables, beds, chests—that follows a chronological route from Ancient Egypt to 21st-century Minimalism and examines changes in each historic period.

IAR 541   Contemporary Trends in Interior Product Design

Focusing on furniture, lighting, and textiles, the course studieschronological route from trade events, showrooms, retailers, designers, and trade and consumer media all as forces shaping 21st-century trends.

IAR 543     Historic Preservation: Principles and Practice

Change in historic preservation theory and practice since the 1800s with emphasis on preservation of built environment, and development of philosophical approach for designers to contemporary preservation projects. [Prerequisite: IAR 222, or permission of instructor]

IAR 545 Southern History and Southern Material Culture in Museum Context

Combined southern history and material culture with a museum practicum. Students selected by individual application. [Prerequisite: permission of instructor]

IAR 548    Architectural Conservation

Overview of contemporary architectural conservation principles, practice and technology. Field exercises, group projects and investigation of an individual research topic expand upon lectures and readings. [Prerequisite: IAR 301, 332, or permission of instructor]

IAR 560    Advanced Computer-Aided Design and Research Seminar

With specific attention to how computational tools effect interior architectural design decision-making processes, rigourous examination of their origins, evolution, applications, and significance will be undertaken. [Prerequisite: IAR 202, 212, 222, or graduate standing, or permission of instructor]

IAR 565 Methods and Methodologies Seminar

Investigation of materials, methods, and technologies for the design, fabrication, manufacturing, and production of products and components of interior architecture. [Prerequisite: IAR 333, or graduate standing, or permission of instructor]

IAR 578     Research Methods in Historical Archaeology

Training in research methods in Historic Archaeology, involving on-site training in field, laboratory and library components of Historic Archaeology. [Prerequisite: junior, senior, or graduate status]

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