GSD Course Bulletin - Fall 2011
03500: MArch II Proseminar (DES 0350000)
Lecture - 4 credits
Tuesday Thursday 8:30 - 11:30 Gund 123
Prerequisites: Enrollment in the MArch II program.This course provides a forum for critical discussion of contemporary design practices that is exploratory and speculative in nature. The course emphasizes collaborative thinking and debate and prepares students to develop research interests and to formulate positions in architecture.Through inquiries based upon readings, analysis of architectural projects, and presentations given by the instructor, faculty of the Department of Architecture, and visitors, the course seeks to expand the student's understanding of the cultural context that informs the production of architecture and the development of critical interpretations of site, program, service, and research.