GSD Course Bulletin - Spring 2012
09341: Preparation of Design Thesis Proposal for Master in Landscape Architecture (ADV 0934100)
Seminar - 4 credits
A weekly seminar required for MLA candidates electing to pursue a design thesis. The course intent is to define the design thesis and to frame the individual candidate's thesis statement. The first half of the course addresses a series of broad themes including: the genre of the work; the identification of precedents; the methodological concerns; the means of representation; the question of site; the areas of research; and the relevant literature. The second half focuses on the prosaic necessities, covering data collection, base documentation and analysis.