D+EA Mission

Committed to innovative research, design and strategic planning of the built environment to improve people's lives.

Faculty members in the Department of Design + 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


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