Portfolio Strategies: Lecture
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Level: Undergraduate
Division: Parsons The New School for Design
School: School of Design Strategies
Department: Design Strategies
Course Number: PSDS 4110
Course Format: Lecture
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
Like all college students, those who attend programs within Parsons’ School of Design Strategies (SDS) are confronted with the challenge of integrating diverse and sometimes fragmented learning experiences into coherent bodies of knowledge. Unlike most students in traditional degree programs, however, SDS students face an additional challenge as a result of the processes and media with which they work: that of articulating the value of competencies that are embedded in—and often obscured by—the production of complex artifacts. In this lecture/workshop course, students will learn about “knowledge assets” and become skilled at identifying, highlighting and articulating the value of their competencies. The lecture portion of this course will introduce fundamental concepts including knowledge assets, human capital, and intellectual development. Workshop sessions are dedicated to the articulation of individual expertise and interests through the production of a personal portfolio, a portfolio management system, and essays. Lecture/Workshop Section. Note: PSDS 4110 and 4111 must be taken together in order to qualify for credit.
Course Open to: Majors Only
Course Pre/Co-requisites:
Open to: School of Design Strategies undergraduate degree students; seniors only. Co-requisite(s): PSDS 4111 Portfolio Strategies: Workshop.


Open to Undergraduate students.


Open to Fifth Year students.

Open to Senior students.


Open to Strategic Design & Management students.

Open to Environmental Studies students.

Open to Integrated Design Curriculum students.

Open to Urban Design students.