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Integrative Seminar and Studio 2


Course Description

(as of January 2013)

Integrative Seminar 2 and Integrative Studio 2 are paired courses that bring making, reading, writing, and research together in a way that is crucial to future study and practice.

Integrative Seminar 2

In this course students explore issues relevant to the discipline that they will pursue in their future studies at Parsons. The skills acquired in Integrative Seminar 1 are expanded through the introduction of a wide variety of research methods—both digital and analog—and in projects that are shared with Integrative Studio 2. Using interviews, visual research, online sources, libraries, experiments, firsthand observation, etc., the students are exposed to the multiple ways in which a topic can be researched and related to a discipline. Students use digital tools and online platforms along with fieldwork to extend the research and creative problem-solving undertaken in class.

Integrative Studio 2

In this course students explore issues relevant to the discipline that they will pursue in their future studies at Parsons. The skills acquired in Integrative Studio 1 are expanded through the introduction of a wide variety of research methods—both digital and analog—and in projects that are shared with Integrative Seminar 2. Using methods such as interviews, collaborative research, experiments, and firsthand observation, and resources such as online platforms, libraries, and archives, students are introduced to ways in which a topic can be researched and related to a discipline. Students use digital tools and online platforms along with fieldwork to extend the research and creative problem-solving undertaken in class. This will result in individual art and design responses through a project-based approach.

The courses will have a number of sections, each following a particular theme. These themes or keywords are as follows:

  • Constructed Environments
  • Visual Culture
  • Fashion
  • Community Engagement

Spring 2012 Information Session

March 29, 2012



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