Committed to innovative research, design and strategic planning of the built environment to improve people's lives.
Faculty members in the Department of Design and Environmental Analysis excel in teaching and mentoring undergraduate students. The following eight learning outcomes describe what a student with achieve in the DEA major.
1. Comprehend disciplines and fields: Explain principles and methods: identify emerging issues; describe practice expectations; communicate effectively within disciplines and fields
2. Think critically: Critique and evaluate information, design, and claims; interpret visual information; demonstrate quantitative reasoning and statistical inference; explain scientific method; distinguish between objectivity and subjectivity
3. Apply multi-disciplinary perspectives: Identify complex interactions between individuals and their environments; explain interactions within and between the natural, physical, and social sciences; manage diverse and changing social sciences; manage diverse and changing social, technological, and material environments; collaborate across disciplines to understand and analyze issues
4. Innovate in research, design, or practice: Synthesize ideas; use research methods to generate knowledge; develop new practices; solve problems
5. Write, speak and use visual communications effectively:Speak and write logically, clearly and persuasively; use effective visual communications; adapt communications to audience and goals
6. Work effectively with others: Display effective leadership and teamwork; appreciate diverse perspectives; cooperate within and across diverse groups; engage effectively with communities
7. Display commitment to ethical principles: Identify ethical and moral issues; know and adhere to ethical principles in academics, research, design, and practice; recognize conflicts of interest; attribute source materials
8. Direct own learning: Demonstrate curiosity, skepticism, objectivity; access information in a changing technological and social environment; work independently; make decision; manage a project through to completion; use resources to address problems