Design and Urban Ecologies Methods 1

Parsons School of Design: School of Design Strategies

Non-Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Graduate Course
Degree Students (with Restrictions)
Urban Ecologies Methods 1
Fall 2024
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: School of Design Strategies (SDS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 14

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2024 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2024 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* 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: 6:20am EDT 6/17/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Monday
Times: 9:00am - 11:40am
Building: TBD
Room: TBD
Date Range: 8/26/2024 - 12/9/2024