PGIN

5210

Thesis Preparation

Parsons School of Design: Industrial Design

Non-Liberal Arts

Graduate Course

Majors Only

Thesis Preparation

Fall 2020

Taught By: Mark Bechtel

Section: A

CRN: 3302

Credits: 3

Thesis Preparation is the first part of a two-semester thesis project. Students begin research, analysis, and developing design ideas in this semester and then follow through with project closure in the spring (term 4). Students work closely with thesis faculty during the fall semester to develop their critical thinking and to identify an appropriately complex and forward thinking inquiry that may positively expand the field and advance knowledge. Students will give illustrated presentations and are offered four workshop classes in which peer groups present written and graphic work to two faculty members. Workshops allow for extended intensive project discussion and development with both faculty and fellow students. During this course, students will produce an abstract thesis proposition clearly outlining their central question, its significance in the context of design research, and the methods they intend to interrogate their topic. Open to: MFA Industrial Design majors only.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Industrial Design (PGIN)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 12

Add/Drop Deadline: September 14, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 22, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

*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: 2:50am 3/29/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 9:00am - 11:40am

Building: Parsons 2 W 13th

Room: 405

Date Range: 9/2/2020 - 12/16/2020

Thesis Preparation

Fall 2020

Taught By: Julie Lasky

Section: B

CRN: 5691

Credits: 3

Thesis Preparation is the first part of a two-semester thesis project. Students begin research, analysis, and developing design ideas in this semester and then follow through with project closure in the spring (term 4). Students work closely with thesis faculty during the fall semester to develop their critical thinking and to identify an appropriately complex and forward thinking inquiry that may positively expand the field and advance knowledge. Students will give illustrated presentations and are offered four workshop classes in which peer groups present written and graphic work to two faculty members. Workshops allow for extended intensive project discussion and development with both faculty and fellow students. During this course, students will produce an abstract thesis proposition clearly outlining their central question, its significance in the context of design research, and the methods they intend to interrogate their topic. Open to: MFA Industrial Design majors only.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Industrial Design (PGIN)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 12

Add/Drop Deadline: September 14, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 22, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

*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: 2:50am 3/29/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 9:00am - 11:40am

Building: Parsons 2 W 13th

Room: 300

Date Range: 9/2/2020 - 12/16/2020