Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts

Service Learning Course: Environmental Issues
Gay Lorberbaum, A46 ARCH 430A
Students learn the creative process of lateral thinking, developing a set of hands-on problem-solving workshops on environmental issues for middle-school students at Compton-Drew Middle School, ultimately working directly with middle schoolers to deliver these workshops. Semester: Fall. Prerequisite: None. Additional Info: 3 credit course.


The Alberti Program: Architecture for Young People
Gay Lorberbaum, A46 ARCH 490
WUSTL students work with 4th-9th grade students from St. Louis Public Schools to teach them about architecture. They complete hands-on 2D and 3D problem solving projects, use the libraries and computer labs on campus, and are introduced to the field of architecture through lectures and discussions. Semester: Fall. Prerequisite: None. Additional Info: 1-2 credits per semester, maximum of 3 allowed.


Community Development & American Cities
Hank Webber, A46 ARCH 5079
This theory course introduces and analyzes interventions that improve the quality of life of Americans by improving and strengthening neighborhoods as essential components of regional economies. Content covers community development strategies. Semester: Fall. Prerequisite: None. Additional Info: 3 credit course.


Reconsidering the Margin: Places of Meeting, Spaces of Transformation
Albie Mitchell, A46 ARCH 563D
This course builds on relationships in Pagedale with the city and Beyond Housing while laying the ground work for new action. In 2014, students developed a pedestrian-focused way-finding campaign aligning with a Great Streets Grant and planned development. Semester: Fall. Prerequisite: None. Additional Info: 3 credit course


Interdisciplinary Ecosystems Principles Integration
Gay Lorberbaum, A46 ARCH 355
A diverse group of experts will provide lectures, readings, and provocative activity to facilitate students’ understandings of Healthy Urban Ecosystems principles among human and ecological systems. Semester: Fall. Prerequisite: None. Additional Info: 1 credit.


Special Topics: Urgent: Activism in Art and Design
Susan Colangelo, A46 ARCH 430A
Through experiential and service learning this studio practice course will engage students in issues related to access to higher education through research, discussions, community exploration and social justice studio practice. Semester: Fall. Prerequisite: None. Additional Info: 3 credits.


Segregation by Design: A Historical Analysis of the Impact of Planning and Policy in St. Louis
Catalina Freixas, A46 ARCH 457B
This transdisciplinary seminar, bridging humanities and architecture, introduces students to research, theories, and debates currently being conducted on issues of segregation, urban policy and sustainability. Semester: Fall. Prerequisite: None. Additional Info: 3 credits.


Urban Development Seminar
Charles Brown/Barb Levin, A49 MUD 564A
Interdisciplinary teams of design, social work, law, and real estate students work together to address a challenging redevelopment project in the St. Louis region, addressing social, policy, and built environment implications through interaction with community leaders. Semester: Fall. Prerequisite: None. Additional Info: 3 credits.


Printmaking: Art Practice (Propaganda to Decoration)
Lisa Bulawsky, F10 ART 315B
This course uses the print multiple as a starting point to explore a continuum that runs from propaganda to decoration. The fundamental attributes of the multiple, including its accessibility and repeatability, arc from private to public and from political to aesthetic. Semester: Fall. Prerequisite: None. Additional Info: 3 credits.


Special Topics in Communication Design: Design for Social Impact
Penina Acayo, F10 ART 435M
Students learn how to utilize appropriate design research methods and tools to prioritize the needs of the end users and their local contexts. Students conduct design research, analyze data, and discover innovative solutions to community issues while working collaboratively. Semester: Fall. Prerequisite: None. Additional Info: 3 credits.


Interaction Design: Applications for Public Health
Enrique Von Rohr, F20 ART 235A
Through a blend of presentations from practitioners, classroom lectures, readings, discussion and hands-on exercises, this class will engage principles and methods of interaction design within the context of health challenges. Semester: Fall. Prerequisite: None. Additional Info: 3 credits.


Tale of Two Cities: Documenting Our Divides
Denise Ward Brown, F20 ART 229F
Students work in trans-disciplinary teams to create documentary videos of street events, meetings, and interviews that capture the immediacy of modern segregation, urban unrest, and grassroots revitalization in St. Louis. Semester: Fall. Prerequisite: None. Additional Info: 3 credits.


Sustainability Exchange
Bill Lowry, I50-405/L82-405
Students work in trans-disciplinary teams to tackle real energy, environmental, and sustainability problems guided by faculty advisors, working with on- and off-campus clients. A concurrent seminar explores design thinking as a mode of creative problem-solving. Semester: Fall. Prerequisite: None. Additional Info: 3 credits.


Community Building, Building Community
Bob Hansman, X10 XCORE 307
This theory course introduces and analyzes interventions that improve quality of life by improving and strengthening neighborhoods as essential components of regional economies. Content covers community development strategies. Semester: Fall. Prerequisite: None. Additional Info: 3 credits.


Urban Books
Ken Botnick, X10 XCORE 336
This course critically embraces the the artist’s book as an exploration of our experience of large cities. Students develop, design, and produce individual books relating to their experience of the city. Semester: Fall. Prerequisite: None. Additional Info: 3 credits.


Digital Filmmaking: City Stories
Monika Weiss, X10 XCORE 344
Students in this video art class make short films through trandisciplinary and time-based storytelling in both narrative and non-narrative formats. All projects require a social and urban engagement component, engaging St. Louis and the complex fabric of the city. Semester: Fall. Prerequisite: None. Additional Info: 3 credits.