Design and Urban Ecologies Methods 1

Parsons School of Design: Urban Design

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Urban Ecologies Methods 1

Fall 2022

Taught By: Sara Hodges

Section: A

CRN: 2247

Credits: 3

This course provides a comprehensive and integrative introduction to qualitative, quantitative and participatory research methods by exposing students to a variety of research perspectives used to explore urban processes and city life. The course immerses the students into a collective reflection and a deep conversation about the relationship between democracy and research while problematizing the practical implications across the different research perspectives and theoretical frames. Students will be capable to identify methods and epistemological positions leading to design research processes by learning the use of techniques as in-depth interviews and discussion groups; ethnographic observation, oral histories, and urban drifting; designing, conducting, and analyzing surveys; production of sociograms and fluxograms; participatory and reflective dynamics of diagnosis; and designing and developing of community action-research processes.

Open to: MS in Design and Urban Ecologies majors and students in the Design and Urban Justice graduate minor; others by permission of MS in Design and Urban Ecologies program.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Urban Design (PGUD)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 12, 2022 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 20, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few 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: 5:42am 10/2/2022 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday

Times: 9:00am - 11:40am

Building: Parsons 2 W 13th

Room: 1108

Date Range: 8/29/2022 - 12/12/2022