Theories of Urban Practice Thesis

Parsons School of Design: Urban Design

Liberal Arts

Graduate Course

Majors Only

Urban Practice Thesis

Spring 2020

Taught By: Faculty TBA

Section: A

CRN: 2870

Credits: 6

Students work independently on an original thesis with the guidance of a thesis advisor and under the supervision of the thesis committee. The thesis advisor and committee are appointed and preparatory research is completed by the end of Thesis Prep in the fall semester of the second year. Student should demonstrate the ability to use literature searches, archival study, and fieldwork to develop a compelling written and visual narrative. With committee approval, students may submit thesis projects in alternative forms, such as documentary video or multimedia. The completed thesis must demonstrate original analysis and thinking on theoretical, historical, social, ecological, or other dimensions of contemporary urban practices. Students learn how to develop their thesis for publication, whether in scholarly peer-reviewed journals, news magazines, position papers put out by think tanks or nonprofit organizations, or reputable websites that reach a large and varied audience. The thesis may explore areas such as urban design, urban studies, urban ecology, design theory, or social advocacy and political activism.

Open to: MA Theories of Urban Practice majors only.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Urban Design (PGUD)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

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: 6:41pm 10/22/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday

Times: 9:00am - 2:40pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/27/2020 - 5/11/2020