Introduction to Design Studies: Lecture

Parsons School of Design: Art and Design History

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Intro to Design Studies Lec

Spring 2021

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. The lecture portion of this course will be offered asynchronously in Spring 2021, with select moments during the semester for us to come together as a collective group. 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: Art and Design History (PLAD)

Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Lecture (L)

Max Enrollment: 250

Add/Drop Deadline: February 8, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 13, 2021 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* 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: 1:31pm 3/3/2021 EST

Meeting Info::

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 1/19/2021 - 5/10/2021