Integrative Seminar 1

Parsons School of Design: Parsons First Year

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Majors Only

Integrative Seminar 1

Spring 2023

Taught By: Brie Bouslaugh

Section: A01

CRN: 2185

Credits: 3

Sol LeWitt famously said that “ideas are machines for making art.” Integrative Seminar 1 awakens the possibilities of writing as an exciting, dynamic source of inspiration. It can be an experimental space full of play and invention. It can be a formal and rigorous space for debate. It can be a tool used to process, explore, express or reflect. Writing does not simply represent thought, it is a catalyst to form thought. In this course you will be introduced to a diverse range of texts (fiction, non-fiction, poetry, journalism, theory) in order to consider the expressive possibilities of language. Class discussions will examine how writing conveys ideas and emotions. They will also make room for your voice to enter into larger critical and creative conversations. At the heart of the integrative model is the connection to your Integrative Studio class. Our goal is to make reading, writing and critical thinking essential components of the art, design and strategic thinking processes. The two courses are tied together conceptually through a shared theme and through bridge projects. Bridge projects are shared assignments between studio and seminar. They ask you to explicitly and productively blur the boundaries between the two courses. What happens when writing becomes a form of making, and making becomes a form of thinking?

Co-requisite: PUFY 1000 Integrative Studio 1. Open to: Parsons First Year Bachelors degree students. Note: Students placing in NELP 1700 High Intermediate or NELP 1800 Advanced enroll in the Language-Supported version of this course, PUFY 1012 [LS] Integrative Seminar 1. Students placing in NELP 1810 Writing for Multilinguals enroll in this course.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Parsons First Year (PUFY)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: N/A
Online Withdrawal Deadline: N/A

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: 6:36pm 7/4/2022 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Friday

Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm

Building: Academic Entrance 63 Fifth Ave

Room: 622

Date Range: 1/27/2023 - 5/12/2023