PGHI

5105

Proseminar

Parsons School of Design: Art and Design History

Liberal Arts

Graduate Course

Majors Only

Proseminar

Fall 2018

Taught By: Lorraine Karafel

Section: B

CRN: 3038

Credits: 3

The Proseminar equips students with the skills required for scholarship in the history of decorative arts. In-class discussions introduce a range of methodologies and critical approaches. Exercises train students in essential tasks such as conducting formal analyses, writing catalogue entries, and making visual presentations. This writing-intensive course stresses the mechanics of expository writing through projects that require students to conduct and integrate primary and secondary source research. Each student selects one work from the Cooper-Hewitt collection to study throughout the semester. Grades will be calculated as follows: Attendance/preparation/class participation (20%); Two short papers (10% each, 20% total); In-class presentation (20%); Final paper (20-25 pages) (40%). Preliminary drafts of papers, proposals, and bibliographies will also be submitted throughout the semester. These will be corrected but not graded.

Open to: Masters degree in History of Decorative Arts and Design majors only.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Art and Design History (PLAD)

Campus: Parsons Dec Arts Cooper Hewitt (PD)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 10

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: 5:56am 12/18/2018

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

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

Proseminar

Fall 2018

Taught By: Sarah E Lawrence

Section: A

CRN: 2549

Credits: 3

The Proseminar equips students with the skills required for scholarship in the history of decorative arts. In-class discussions introduce a range of methodologies and critical approaches. Exercises train students in essential tasks such as conducting formal analyses, writing catalogue entries, and making visual presentations. This writing-intensive course stresses the mechanics of expository writing through projects that require students to conduct and integrate primary and secondary source research. Each student selects one work from the Cooper-Hewitt collection to study throughout the semester. Grades will be calculated as follows: Attendance/preparation/class participation (20%); Two short papers (10% each, 20% total); In-class presentation (20%); Final paper (20-25 pages) (40%). Preliminary drafts of papers, proposals, and bibliographies will also be submitted throughout the semester. These will be corrected but not graded.

Open to: Masters degree in History of Decorative Arts and Design majors only.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Art and Design History (PLAD)

Campus: Parsons Dec Arts Cooper Hewitt (PD)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 10

Enrollment Status: Closed*

*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: 5:56am 12/18/2018

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 12:00pm - 1:50pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

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