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III. Policies: Architecture, Environmental Design, and Planning

I. Purpose:
This fund supports the curriculum and research needs of Program in Environmental Design at CU Boulder. The program's purpose is to provide innovative interdisciplinary education to prepare students for practice and advanced study in the design-based fields of architecture, landscape architecture and planning, with the knowledge that those professions are in the midst of significant change.

A. Curricular emphasis:
The Program in Environmental Design emphasizes and promotes cross-disciplinary and collaborative study taking advantage of Boulder's scholarship in the sciences, social sciences, and technology fields. Students enrolled in the undergraduate Environmental Design degree study the physical landscape and built forms along with broader themes including greater sustainability of buildings and cities, global needs for housing, responsible resource management, and adaptation to the impacts of climate change.

B. Research emphasis:
Research interests cover a wide variety of topics related to the study of Architecture, Environmental Design, Urban Design, Urban Planning, Landscape Architecture, Architectural and Planning Theory and all related fields. There is particular emphasis on interdisciplinary thinking, diverse communities, ecological sustainability, and the built environment's interaction with the natural environment.

C. Level of Degrees granted:

Bachelor of Environmental Design (BEnvd.)

 

D. Special Studies Programs:

E. Other Subjects That Overlap and Utilize Materials:
History, Education, Sociology, Ethnic or Cultural Studies, Archaeology, Classics, Museum Studies, Environmental Studies, and Art History.

 

F. Institutes or Labs That Utilize Materials:
Center for the American West

G. Special Populations Outside University That Utilize Materials:
Architecture Firms, Public patrons, ILL.

II. General Collection Guidelines:

A. Methods of Acquiring Materials:
Books are acquired through the approval plan from Ingram and Erasmus, selected from catalogs, and selected from foreign language vendors. Faculty and student requests for monographs and journals are given special consideration. New relevant electronic tools acquired as funds allow. Gifts-in-kind are accepted based on the needs of the collection.

B. Languages: Primarily English.
Original language for important source materials: German, French, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, and Japanese.

C. Chronological Guidelines:
No time period is excluded.

D. Geographical Guidelines:
All areas considered.

E. Treatment of Subject:
Materials are acquired to support the curricular and research needs of the Program in Environmental Design.

F. Types of Materials:
Monographs, periodicals, reference works, microforms, electronic resources, and audio-visual materials that support curriculum and research (DVD format is preferred). Acquisition of the CD-ROM format is discouraged..

G. Date of Publication:
Current and retrospective.

H. Other General Considerations:
Materials housed primarily in the Art and Architecture stacks, 2nd floor, Norlin Library. Lesser used materials may be housed in off-site storage. Valuable/rare materials may have special conditions for use. Textbooks not usually purchased except to maintain a review and supplementary collection. Popular works purchased only if considered of quality.

III. Observations and Qualifications by Subject and LC Class

N Visual Arts
NA Architecture
NC Drawing. Design. Illustration.
NK Decorative Arts
NX Arts in General
SB 450-476 Gardens, Landscape Gardening, Landscape Architecture

This fund supports the curriculum and research needs of the Department of Art and Art History.