The fundamentals of understanding and appreciating the decorative arts are explored in this intensive course, which provides a basic historical understanding of forms and social forces, as well as an enhanced awareness of styles. Topics include traditional techniques and innovations utilized by artisans on a range of media (wood, silver, ceramics, etc.). Basic connoisseurship is touched upon to encourage a more discerning eye and greater enjoyment of the objects with which we live. This course covers decorative arts from ancient Egypt to the Industrial Revolution. Prerequisite: X 427.8A and X 427.8B History of Environmental Arts: Parts I and II. Enrollment limited. This course is equivalent to Cal Poly Pomona INA 661. This is a required course in the Master of Interior Architecture degree program. Internet access required to retrieve course materials.