students entering Fall 2016

16 units required courses:

4 units  DES-3348  The Idea of Environment
4 units  DES-3356  Field Methods and Living Collections
4 units  SES-5290  The Space of Conflict
4 units  SCI-6322  Mapping: Geographic Representation and Speculation

28-32 units of elective courses (see suggestions below, total dependent upon chosen track)

In the second semester, students will elect which track to follow to complete the program:

3 Semester Track: Qualifying Paper – Total 48 units
16 units electives or remaining requirements
Qualifying Paper (Guidelines available here)


4 Semester Track: Open Projects – Total 56 units
12 units electives or remaining requirements
4 units ADV-9306 Open Project I
8 units ADV-9307 Open Project II

Suggested Electives for Risk & Resilience

Fall 2016

HarvardX Course: Humanitarian Response to Conflict and Disaster
this free, online course is strongly suggested for Risk & Resilience students

VIS-2129 Spatial Analysis and the Built Environment

DES-3241 Theories of Landscape as Urbanism, Landscape as Infrastructure: Paradigms, Practices, Prospects

DES-3360 Architecture of Peace

SES-5466 The Spatial Politics of Land: A Comparative Perspective

SES-5497 Public Space

SES-5502 Urban Governance and the Politics of Planning in the Developing World

SCI-6349 Mapping II: Geosimulation

ADV-9132 Ecology, Infrastructure, Power

Spring 2017

HIS-4374 Cities, Infrastructures, and Politics: From Renaissance to Smart Technologies

SES-5366 Global Perspectives on Shelter Insecurity and Displacement

SCI-6352 Resilience and Adaptation Science: From Theory to Practice