Makers and Thinkers Transforming Society

In DCC, making is a mode of thinking and this is a core part of our interdisciplinary curriculum. We bring together students from majors all across campus to study the impact of technology on society and to understand how our designs can make the world a better place. Our curriculum begins with HDCC 105, the only lecture in our curriculum. Here, all freshmen meet together to build a foundation of ideas and approaches to understand the ways that design is all around us, but its impact is not always perceptible. From design’s impact on how we learn, to studying issues of access to technology and how some communities are left behind, we explore a range of ways that technology is transforming our lives. Students then go on to study one of these topics in a small seminar in HDCC 106 (in classes of about 12 students). The sophomore year is focused on learning skills and thoughtful approaches for making you own designs, culminating in a large-scale Capstone Project in HDCC 209. These Capstones set students apart from the peers in their majors, giving them access to incredible internships and jobs through demonstrating their capacity for creative problem solving.

Students Entering in 2019
15 Credits by the End of Sophomore Year
  • HDCC 105 (2 credits)

  • HDCC 106 (3 credits)

  • HDCC 201 (1 credit)

  • HDCC 208 (3 credits)

  • HDCC 209 (3 credits)

  • Plus 3 credits of one of the following: *

    • H-Version of a course (3 credits, can take two different H-Versions for a total of 6 credits)

    • Study Abroad (3 credits)

    • Internship course (3 credits)

*For all students, the final 3 credits of coursework must be approved by the DCC director.
Students Entering in 2018
16 Credits by the End of Sophomore Year
  • HDCC 105 (2 credits)

  • HDCC 106 (3 credits)

  • HDCC 208 (3 credits)

  • HDCC 209 (2 credits)

  • HONR course (3-6 credits: 1 per semester. Available until Spring 2020 if your citation requirements are complete; available until Spring 2021 if you citations requirements are not complete)

  • In lieu of the HONR courses you may do the following for 3-6 credits: *

    • H-Version of a course (3 credits, can take two different H-Versions for a total of 6 credits)

    • Study Abroad (3 credits)

    • Internship course (3 credits)

*For all students, alternatives to the HONR courses must be approved by the DCC director.
Students Entering in 2017 or Earlier
16 Credits by the End of Sophomore Year
  • HDCC 105 (2 credits)

  • HDCC 106 (3 credits)

  • HDCC 208 (3 credits)

  • HDCC 209 (2 credits)

  • HONR course (3-6 credits: 1 per semester. Available until Spring 2020 until citations requirements complete)

  • In lieu of the HONR courses you may do the following for 3-6 credits*:

    • H-Version of a course (3 credits, can take two different H-Versions for a total of 6 credits)

    • Study Abroad (3 credits)

    • Internship course (3 credits)

*For all students, alternatives to the HONR courses must be approved by the DCC director.
ID Course Name Duration Start Date
HDCC 105: Perspectives on Design Cultures & Creativity 16 Weeks August 26, 2019
HDCC 106, Section 0101: Digital Feminisms 16 weeks January 28, 2019
HDCC 106, Section 0201: Religious Discourses in the Digital Age 16 weeks January 28, 2019
HDCC 106, Section 0301: Prototyping, Users, and Creativity 16 weeks January 28, 2019
HDCC 106, Section 0401: Internet of Evil 16 Weeks January 28, 2019
HDCC 208B: Digital Storytelling 16 Weeks August 25, 2018
HDCC 209: Capstone 16 weeks January 28, 2019