Looking Beyond the Glass Ceiling

Parsons School of Design: School of Constructed Env.

Non-Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Graduate Course
Degree Students
Looking Beyond: Glass Ceiling
Spring 2024
Taught By: Kimberly Ackert
Section: A

CRN: 10929

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 The course material includes historical references and case studies of women in all areas of design, a review of books and articles, as well as guest speakers and office visits.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: School of Constructed Env. (SCE)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 15

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

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

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: 7:44am EST 12/2/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Wednesday
Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm
Building: TBD
Room: TBD
Date Range: 1/24/2024 - 5/8/2024