Looking Beyond the Glass Ceiling

Parsons School of Design: Constructed Environments

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students

Looking Beyond: Glass Ceiling

Spring 2019

Taught By: Kimberly Ackert

Section: A

CRN: 3881

Credits: 3

This seminar course is open to all design students but focuses on women transitioning from graduate degree programs into the professional work force. The format of the syllabus and course material encourage a direct and personalized interaction between professionals and students to discuss a wide range of issues from a female perspective. The course material includes historical references and case studies of women in all areas of design, a review of books and articles, as well as guest speakers and office visits. The course provides a platform to discuss and debate current events impacting women from a political and social point of view with the goal of recognizing challenges such as pay inequality and other forms of discrimination. Specific subjects include confidence building and developing the communication and negotiating skills required for women to thrive and succeed in professions that have been historically male dominated. Diversity in enrollment will contribute to the goal of a level playing field. Open to: All university graduate degree students; upper level undergraduate students with permission. Pre-requisite(s): none.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Constructed Environments (PSCE)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Enrollment Status: Closed*

*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: 5:00pm 6/18/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 3:50pm - 6:30pm

Building: Parsons 2 W 13th

Room: 1201

Date Range: 1/23/2019 - 5/8/2019