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Spring 2015-2016
* STC 209 / EGR 209 / MUS 209 (STN)   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Transformations in Engineering and the Arts

Sigrid M. Adriaenssens
Adam Finkelstein
Maria E. Garlock
Naomi E. Leonard
Jeffrey O. Snyder


This course will explore the parallels and intersections of design/composition in engineering and the arts, emphasizing a merging of artistry and systematic thinking. Students will use what they learn to create as engineer-artists and artist-engineers. The course will be organized around four modules: A) Visuals, B) Sound, C) Structure and 4) Movement, led by faculty from COS, MUS, CEE, MAE with faculty from the Lewis Center for the Arts. 'Transformations' will unify the modules by engaging the different disciplines and allowing the course to serve as an introductory experience for students with diverse academic backgrounds.

Sample reading list:
Daniel Shiffman, Learning Processing: A Beginner's Guide to Programming Image
Douglas Repetto, Doing It Wrong and Subtleties of the sonic
Clare van Putten, Maria Blaisse: The Emergence of Form
William Forsythe, Synchronous Objects and One Flat Thing, reproduced
Sebastian Trimpe and Raffaello D'Andrea, The Balancing Cube
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
Excerpts from above reading list will be included in addition to other readings assigned by module instructors

Design Project - 40%
Class/Precept Participation - 20%
Other (See Instructor) - 40%

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
By application only; no prerequisites.

Other information:
Grading will be allocated as follows: Final Project (40%), Module Design Challenges (10% each x 4 modules), class participation, in-class and homework assignments (20%).


Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
43821 B01 01:30:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm W        Enrolled:11 Limit:12
43849 C01 01:30:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm M        Enrolled:11 Limit:12