SRJC Course Outlines

5/22/2024 10:28:12 PMINDE 63 Course Outline as of Fall 1999

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  INDE 63Title:  INT PROD MATRLS LGT  
Full Title:  Interior Products, Materials, and Lighting
Last Reviewed:1/25/2021

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled017.5 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 

Catalog Description:
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An analysis and evaluation of products and materials such as plastics, woods, glass, and metals used in interior design.  Floors, wall coverings, furniture, window treatments and accessories along with interior lighting as it relates to both residential and commercial interiors, design concerns and energy-saving techniques included.


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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An analysis & evaluation of products & materials such as plastics, woods, glass & metals used in interior design. Floors, wall coverings, furniture, window treatments & accessories along with interior lighting as it relates to both residential & commercial interiors, design concerns & energy- saving techniques included.
(Grade Only)

Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 1993Inactive:Fall 2007
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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The student will be able to:
1.   Describe origins, qualities and uses of natural and manmade fibers.
2.   Evaluate a yarn in terms of it's construction, advantages and
    disadvantages, and uses for interior design.
3.   Describe the various types of fabric construction in terms of the
    methods used to produce them, comparing the quality and
    appropriate uses in interior design.
4.   List the major softwoods and hardwoods, their characteristics and
    their uses.
5.   List the main types of masonry materials and how they are used in
    in residential housing.
6.   List the main properties and housing applications of iron, steel,
    aluminum, copper, brass, bronze, and lead.
7.   List the main properties of glass and list the different glass
    products used in housing.
8.   List the main properties of ceramics and their housing applications.
9.   Identify plastic products used in housing.
10.  Describe the various types of floor coverings including a list of
    materials that are used in the product.
11.  List the standard types of windows available for housing and
    compare the advantages and disadvantages of each type.
12.  List the various types of window coverings available in today's
    housing market.
13.  Explain the differences between general lighting, local lighting,
    and accent lighting.
14.  List advantages between incandescent and fluorescent lighting.
15.  List various types of lighting fixtures available in today's
    housing market.
16.  Evaluate and select appropriate lighting sources for activities in
    a given room.

Topics and Scope
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1.  Review of textiles as used in interior design
   a.  fibers - man-made and natural
   b.  construction of yarns
   c.  construction of fabrics
   d.  finishes used on interior design fabrics
2.  Review materials used in interior design
   a.  softwoods
   b.  hardwoods
   c.  solid woods, joinery and veneer
   d.  moldable and block materials in masonry
   e.  properties of different metals
   f.  flat glass and decorative glass
   g.  stoneware, earthenware, china, and porcelain
   h.  products made out of different types of plastics
3.  Review flooring products and their properties
   a.  hard surface - wood, tile and linoleum
   b.  soft surface - carpeting
   c.  materials - hard surface floors
   d.  fibers - soft surface floors
   e.  carpet padding
   f.  installation techniques
4.  Window types
   a.  Dual pane-single pane
   b.  Double hung
   c.  sliding doors and french doors
   d.  sliding windows
   e.  rotating windows
   f.  specialty shapes-arches, fans and circles
5.  Window coverings
   a.  hard surface - blinds, shutters, and shades
   b.  soft surface - draperies, curtains and roman shades
6.  Lighting plans for rooms
   a.  high level lighting
   b.  mid level lighting
   c.  low level lighting
   d.  evaluation of lighting needs
7.  Lighting fixtures
   a.  table lamps
   b.  floor lamps
   c.  wall lamps
   d.  ceiling swag lamps
   e.  built-in lighting fixtures
       1.  ceiling
       2.  wall

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1.  Notebook and Glossary File
2.  Marketplace study on fabrics, carpeting, window coverings and
   lighting with a written review of each topic other than term paper
3.  A term paper giving detailed information on one of the aformentioned
4.  Midterm and final exam

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
20 - 25%
Term papers
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
20 - 25%
Homework problems, Exams, CLASS WORKSHEETS, NOTEBOOK
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
20 - 25%
Class performances
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
15 - 20%
Multiple choice, True/false, Completion
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 10%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Inside Today's Home, 6th Ed, Nisson, 1994.

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