Prep of Design Thesis Proposal for MAUD/MLAUD and MUP

Prerequisites: Graduate standing The purpose of this seminar is to help students to develop a research framework for a disciplinary topic of their choice. The outcome of the course can be either the production of a thesis proposal, as the basis for the actual thesis to be developed the following semester, or of a research paper with no further development required.The course is organized as a series of class discussions and student presentations focusing on the identification and critical evaluation of issues, precedents, and current discussions on topics related to the students\' areas of interest. In the final assignment, the material discussed over the semester should be reviewed in order to clarify and assess different components and views of the chosen topic.