Introduction to Design Studies: Lecture
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Level: Undergraduate
Division: Parsons The New School for Design
School: School of Art and Design History and Theory
Department: Art and Design History
Course Number: PLDS 2500
Course Format: Lecture
Location: NYC campus, Paris campus
Permission Required: No
Topics:
  • Design History, Theory & Criticism
  • Design
  • Architectural History, Theory & Criticism
Description:
This class examines different aspects of design and visuality by looking at larger questions of production, consumption, and use and how these issues become part of a larger discourse about design and visual culture. The design process is intricately tied to visuality, or how things appear and look; thus, the course uses images to provide students with a better understanding of their chosen field of study at Parsons. We will assess the relationship between design and the visual by investigating questions about gender, spatial control, ethics, race, status, and class. We will look at a variety of theoretical, historical, social, and political writings to explore this complicated topic. Pathway: Design Studies
Course Open to: Degree Students with Restrictions
Course Pre/Co-requisites:
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. Co-requisite(s): PLDS 2501 Recitation
Restrictions:

College

Open to Lang/Parsons BA/BFA students.

Open to Parsons students.

Level

Open to Undergraduate students.

Campus

Open to Paris students.