INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE
APPLIED ENGINEERING, DESIGN, AND FABRICATION
As artificial intelligence, robotics, and automation rapidly reach new milestones, we are taking greater stock in the human traits and skills we believe cannot be automated: imagination, creativity, and empathy. While engaging in a series of team project-based design challenges, students use design thinking to capitalize on soft skills, develop emergent leadership skills, and increase their knowledge of mathematics, materials science, physics, applied engineering, design principles, and fabrication techniques. Students are co-taught by an engineer and an artist/designer, and they will have access to a breadth of resources including CAD/CAM and 3D modeling software, 3D-printing, laser cutting, CNC machining, open-source electronics, and woodworking machinery. This course carries a ½ credit as a non-departmental semester elective. NEW INTRODUCTION TO ARCHITECTURE
What distinguishes a good building from being great? Students will work with an award-winning architect using the Hunting Valley campus as a laboratory to explore the making of great spaces. This course focuses on design fundamentals, the generation of ideas, and discussion on how spaces affect us and how we affect spaces. From small design ideas such as furniture to grand designs such as city planning, this course challenges the students to look critically at the built environment for both performance and aesthetics as they design their own solutions and present their proposals. Fulfills a full semester elective credit in art.