GSD Course Bulletin - Fall 2013

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Courses taught by Charles Waldheim

05344: Maps and Mapping (at FAS) (SES 0534400)

Landscape Architecture
Lecture - 4 credits
Monday Wednesday 11:00 - 12:00   Harvard Hall 102

Instructor(s)
Charles Waldheim, Matthew Wilson

Course Description

Maps are often the most effective way to stimulate spatial reasoning and provoke new understandings about our world's phenomena. This course introduces contemporary map design, geographic informations systems (GIS) and spatial analysis; our emphasis will be on the concepts and techniques that empower new spatial insights into our world.

An additional two hour lab section will be scheduled.


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09201: Independent Study by Candidates for Master's Degrees (ADV 0920100)

Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban Planning and Design
Independent Study - 0 credits

Instructor(s)
Iñaki Abalos, Frank Apeseche, Leire Asensio Villoria, Pierre Bélanger, Joan Busquets, Jana Cephas, Ed Eigen, Rosetta Elkin, Andreas Georgoulias, Michael Hooper, Niall Kirkwood, Joyce Klein-Rosenthal, Alex Krieger, Judith Grant Long, Yanni Loukissas, David Mah, Rahul Mehrotra, Panagiotis Michalatos, Toshiko Mori, Mark Mulligan, Erika Naginski, Antoine Picon, Peter Rowe, Holly Samuelson, Allen Sayegh, Jorge Silvetti, Christine Smith, Maryann Thompson, Raymond Torto, Charles Waldheim, Bing Wang, Andrew Witt, Krzysztof Wodiczko, Cameron Wu, Diane Davis, Eric Howeler, Neil Brenner

Course Description

Students may take a maximum of 8 credit units with different instructors in this course series.Prerequisites: Graduate standing. Candidates may arrange individual work focusing on subjects or issues that are of interest to them but are not available through regularly offered course work. Students must submit an independent study petition and secure approval of the faculty member sponsoring the study.


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09304: Independent Thesis for the Degree Master in Design Studies (ADV 0930400)

Architecture
Research Seminar - 8 credits

Instructor(s)
Martin Bechthold, Pierre Bélanger, Silvia Benedito, Neil Brenner, Timothy Hyde, Hanif Kara, Joyce Klein-Rosenthal, Ali Malkawi, Panagiotis Michalatos, Kiel Moe, Richard Peiser, Holly Samuelson, Allen Sayegh, Charles Waldheim, Andrew Witt, Leire Asensio Villoria, Ed Eigen

Course Description

A student who selects this independent thesis for the degree Master in Design Studies pursues independent research of relevance to the selected course of study within the Master in Design Studies program, under the direction of a GSD faculty member. This option precludes taking any other independent study.


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09504: Thesis in Satisfaction of the Degree Doctor of Design (ADV 0950400)

Architecture
Independent Study - 16 credits

Instructor(s)
Martin Bechthold, Anita Berrizbeitia, Antoine Picon, Peter Rowe, A. Hashim Sarkis, Charles Waldheim

Course Description

Under guidance of a faculty committee, the student conducts investigations and prepares a doctoral thesis.


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09506: Thesis Extension in Satisfaction of Degree Doctor of Design (ADV 0950600)

Landscape Architecture
Independent Study - 16 credits

Instructor(s)
Martin Bechthold, Jerold Kayden, Richard Peiser, Spiro Pollalis, Christoph Reinhart, Peter Rowe, A. Hashim Sarkis, Charles Waldheim

Course Description

Under guidance of a faculty committee, the student conducts investigations and prepares a doctoral thesis.


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09641: Proseminar in Landscape Architecture (ADV 0964100)

Landscape Architecture
Seminar - 4 credits
Tuesday 8:30 - 11:30   Gund 318

Instructor(s)
Charles Waldheim

Course Description

This required seminar introduces incoming MLA II post-professional candidates to contemporary debates in the field of landscape architecture. The seminar also serves as a venue for the post-professional cohort in the MLA Program, offering weekly discussion around topics attendant to contemporary discourse in the field internationally. In the Fall of 2013 the seminar will focus on the discourse around landscape architecture as a medium and a model for contemporary urbanism. Weekly readings, seminar presentations, and discussion will articulate the claim of landscape as urbanism in the context of economic, ecological, and cultural conditions shaping the field.

Over the semester members of the seminar will be introduced to a range of ideas, authors, agents, and actors shaping contemporary discourse in landscape architecture. Members of the seminar will come to know the diverse disciplinary, professional, and institutional identities of the field. Through a series of readings, seminar presentations, and discussions, members of the seminar will be introduced to the contemporary preoccupations of the study of landscape architecture at Harvard and be invited to articulate their own line of research in response to this.


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09661: Proseminar in Urbanism, Landscape, Ecology (ADV 0966100)

Landscape Architecture
Seminar - 4 credits
Tuesday 11:30 - 2:30   Gund 318

Instructor(s)
Charles Waldheim

Course Description

This required seminar introduces candidates in the MDesS Urbanism, Landscape, Ecology [ULE] concentration to the range of urban questions presently pursued by GSD faculty advising in this area. Through weekly readings, seminar presentations, research tutorials, and discussions, incoming MDesS ULE candidates will be introduced to the research agendas of several core faculty members working in this area. Each faculty member will present a distinct set of questions and methods with respect to contemporary urbanism, landscape, geography, or territory. From this introduction, and through the work of the seminar, candidates will be invited to identify a particular ‘problématique’ to inform their MDesS thesis from amongst the various agendas articulated in the seminar.

The seminar introduces MDesS ULE candidates to the context and culture of urban research at the GSD. Members of the seminar will be invited to read into the discourse surrounding a diverse array of urban questions, and to understand the disciplinary and methodological implications of those questions. Upon completion of the seminar, MDesS ULE candidates will be invited to articulate a specific urban question to mobilize their research as advised by a specific member of the faculty. MDesS ULE candidates will present this question in the form of a seminar presentation and paper on the subject at the end of the term.

Fadi Masoud will serve as Teaching Associate for this proseminar.


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