Capstone 1

Parsons School of Design: Design Studies

Liberal Arts

Graduate Course

Degree Students

Capstone 1

Fall 2018

Taught By: Caroline Dionne

Section: A

CRN: 2888

Credits: 3

All students must take the Advanced Thesis Preparation seminar, which is designed to assist them in researching and selecting a topic for a master’s thesis. This is a shared seminar for all graduate students in the School of Art and Design History and Theory. Students who have completed their required courses learn how to develop a research subject and follow a work schedule. Both practical and conceptual issues germane to developing and writing a thesis are covered, including information seeking, primary and secondary research, identification of problems, development of critical questions or in-depth engagement with a subject, and the development and structuring of critical arguments that will lead the writing process (to be undertaken in the following semester). The structure of the course combines group meetings lead by a faculty member and individual conferences with the faculty member or members who are specialists in individual students’ research interest. The group meets six times during the course of the semester for students to present the development of their works-in-progress to the class and participate in peer-reviews. Individual faculty tutorials take place during the intervening weeks.

Open to: All university graduate degree students.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Design Studies (PGDS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 15

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 3:17pm 2/18/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 3:50pm - 6:30pm

Building: Arnhold Hall 55 W13th

Room: 803

Date Range: 8/29/2018 - 12/12/2018