PLDS
2500

Introduction to Design Studies: Lecture

Parsons School of Design: Sch. Art and Dsgn Hist and Th

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Intro to Design Studies Lec
Fall 2023
Taught By: Claudia Marina
Section: A

CRN: 1177

Credits: 0

This class examines different aspects of design by looking at larger questions of production, consumption, and use and how these issues become part of a larger discourse about design and culture. We will assess the relationship between design and culture in a critical and visual manner -- by thinking about and visualizing the inter-relation of gender, power, ethics, status, and race within design practices and artifacts. We will read theoretical, historical, social, and political literature and that enables us to explore these complicated topics in depth. Ultimately, design studies offer us a “critical” approach in exploring and evaluating how design operates as a cultural, economic and social form. Pathway: Design Studies

Open to: University undergraduate students. Pre-requisites: first-year university writing course and at least one prior history or methods course in art, media, film, or visual culture. This course counts toward the Gender Studies minor. Co-requisite(s): PLDS 2501 Recitation

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Sch. Art and Dsgn Hist and Th (ADHT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Lecture (L)

Modality: Online - Asynchronous

Max Enrollment: 225

Add/Drop Deadline: September 11, 2023 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 19, 2023 (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: 2:28pm EST 2/29/2024

Meeting Info:
Building: Online Course
Room: 999
Date Range: 8/28/2023 - 12/17/2023
Intro to Design Studies Lec
Spring 2024
Taught By: David Gissen
Section: A

CRN: 2593

Credits: 0

This class examines different aspects of design by looking at larger questions of production, consumption, and use and how these issues become part of a larger discourse about design and culture. We will assess the relationship between design and culture in a critical and visual manner -- by thinking about and visualizing the inter-relation of gender, power, ethics, status, and race within design practices and artifacts. We will read theoretical, historical, social, and political literature and that enables us to explore these complicated topics in depth. Ultimately, design studies offer us a “critical” approach in exploring and evaluating how design operates as a cultural, economic and social form. Pathway: Design Studies

Open to: University undergraduate students. Pre-requisites: first-year university writing course and at least one prior history or methods course in art, media, film, or visual culture. This course counts toward the Gender Studies minor. Co-requisite(s): PLDS 2501 Recitation

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Sch. Art and Dsgn Hist and Th (ADHT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Lecture (L)

Modality: Online - Synchronous

Max Enrollment: 275

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

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: 2:28pm EST 2/29/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday
Times: 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Building: Online Course
Room: 999
Date Range: 1/23/2024 - 5/7/2024