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Office of the University Registrar

2008-09 Undergraduate Catalog

Course Descriptions

College of Design, Construction and Planning

IND 1020 Introduction to Architectural Interiors
Credits: 2.

The course provides students with an overview of the interior design profession. The design of interiors to enhance human activity while observing life safety codes and human performance is stressed. Examination of significant interiors and furniture components will overview the design process.

IND 2100 History of Interior Design 1
Credits: 3.

History of interior spaces, design philosophy, interior elements in architectural and sociological context. Record of human achievement expressed in the built environment. Foundation for contemporary design and interior preservation practice. Ancient world through early nineteenth century. Slide lecture, discussion, outside research. (H)

IND 2130 History of Interior Design 2
Credits: 3; Prereq: IND 2100.

Continuation of History of Interior Design 1. Evolution of contemporary design philosophy. Foundation for contemporary design and interior preservation practice. Nineteenth century revivals through current developments. Slide lecture, discussion, outside research. (H)

IND 2214 Introduction to Architectural Interiors
Credits: 5; Prereq: ARC 2303.

An introduction to the design of micro interior environments in relation to the architectural setting. Study of human perception, dimension, and spatial activity requirements. Exploration of design process and the graphic communication of interior design ideas.

IND 2313 Interior Design Communication Systems
Credits: 3; Prereq: ARC 1302.

Conceptual process, design theory and programmatic concerns involved in residential, institutional and commercial interior design. Emphasis is placed on visual communications techniques including explanation of media and the forms of visual communication of design concepts.

IND 2422 Interior Finishes and Materials
Credits: 3; Prereq: interior design majors only. Coreq: ARC 2303.

The study of interior materials, focusing on their characteristics and estimating, fabrication and installation.

IND 2460C Computer Applications in Three Dimensional Design
Credits: 3; Prereq: interior design majors only. CGS 2470.

This course will introduce the use of the micro computer as a tool for interior design illustration, drafting and design development. A fundamental computer graphics course for interior design students, building skills and technical knowledge in image processing, two-dimensional drawing and three-dimensional modeling of building interiors.

IND 2635 Theory of Interior Architecture
Credits: 3; Prereq: interior design majors only. ARC 2303.

Introduction to significant theories concerning the interaction of people and interior architectural space. Students will survey normative theories, philosophies and doctrines of design and explore their influences. Students will be encouraged to articulate theories based upon facts as a central part of generation of their own design solutions. (WR)

IND 3215 Architectural Interiors 1
Credits: 5; Prereq: ARC 2214.

Development of interior spaces from conceptual phases to final design resolution, based on interior considerations and external influences. Emphasis on three-dimensional design process and detailed graphic representation of designed spaces.

IND 3216 Architectural Interiors 2
Credits: 5; Prereq: IND 3215.

Conceptual process, design theory and programmatic concerns involved in residential, commercial and institutional interior design. Emphasis on professional applications and the interior designer as an environmental problem solver.

IND 3311C Color Theory Planning and Practice
Credits: 3.

To explore the power of color in our human experience. To examine both the art and science of color theory in the context of interior design and allied fields.

IND 3424 Interior Design Construction Documents
Credits: 4; Prereq: IND 2214.

A systematic overview of construction systems, technologies and materials with emphasis on the design of interior systems and the detailing of these systems as an extension of the overall design concept.

IND 3431 Interior Lighting
Credits: 3; Prereq: IND 3215.

Introduction to lighting design based upon a critical awareness of the luminous environment, and principles and perception of light and color. Graphic exercises in lighting design, documentation and lighting calculations based on student solutions.

IND 3468 Interior Environmental Technologies
Credits: 3; Prereq: IND 2214.

Interior environmental conditions will be considered in relation to human sensory reactions, psychological factors, health, safety and satisfaction. The vocabulary and concepts of interior environmental technology will be related to the process of interior design.

IND 3505 Professional Practice of Interior Design
Credits: 3; Prereq: interior design majors only. Coreq: IND 3216.

Consideration of office practices and design project management. Contract documents; associated legal aspects; marketing strategies; professional ethics; staff personnel practices; and career planning will be explored. Integration of computer software for project scheduling and time management. A case study exploration of ethics and contracting for design services will be used. Integration of appropriate computer software for office management and project scheduling will be studied.

IND 3905 Individual Studies in Interior Design
Credits: 1 to 6; can be repeated for up to 6 credits. Prereq: consent of department chair.

Special areas of study in interior design adjusted to the needs of the individual student.

IND 4225 Advanced Architectural Interiors 1
Credits: 6; Prereq: IND 3216.

Advanced problems in interior design with respect to the needs of the sophisticated clients in urban settings, ranging from the infrastructure of large urban spaces to the details of individual interior spaces, including open office planning and design of public spaces.

IND 4226 Advanced Architectural Interiors 2
Credits: 6; Prereq: IND 4225.

Design problems involving multiple phases of the design process through final design and detailing of each project. Final project demonstrates highest levels of design development.

IND 4440 Furniture Design
Credits: 3; Prereq: IND 4225.

The study of materials, joinery and detailing of furniture for interior spaces. Design of custom furniture.

IND 4450C Advanced Interior Design Detailing and Construction Documents
Credits: 4; Prereq: IND 3216; Coreq: IND 4225.

Advanced problems in design and detailing of interior finish systems such as interior architecture and cabinetry. Exploration and production of interior mechanical and millwork drawings and construction documents. Integration of building codes and life safety issues.

IND 4930 Special Topics
Credits: 1 to 6; can be repeated with change in content up to 6 credits. Prereq: IND 3215.

Special topics seminar in interior design. Enrollment upon recommendation of department chair.

IND 4940 Interior Design Internship
Credits: 2 to 4; Prereq: IND 3216, IND 3424, IND 3505

Provides opportunities to work in architectural and interior design offices gaining hands-on professional experience working up to 12 weeks. (S-U)

General Education Categories
Consult Schedule of Courses for specific information.

  • Biological Sciences (B)
  • Composition (C)
  • Diversity (D)*
  • Humanities (H)
  • International (N)*
  • Mathematics (M)
  • Physical Sciences (P)
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences (S)

* Students who entered UF prior to Summer B 2007 and/or whose catalog year is not 2007-08: Current students who have not already completed six hours of "I" - international/diversity credits can do so now by taking "D" and "N" courses.

Symbols Used in Course Descriptions

  • (WR) indicates the course satisfies the writing requirement.
  • (MR) indicates the course satisfies the math requirement.
  • (S-U) indicates the course may be taken on a satisfactory-unsatisfactory basis.
  • Refer to the Schedule of Courses for specific information.