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Graduate Design Seminar

DESIGN 6500: Graduate Design Seminar

Reading, thinking, discussing, reflecting, and writing are used to explore topics of relevance. Topics vary depending on emerging trends in design practice and in the world as well as the expertise and research interest of the instructor.
Credit Hours

Prerequisite: Grad standing in Design, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 780. Repeatable to a maximum of 18 cr hrs




The learning objectives of this course include:
  • Providing students with exposure to important readings and theories concerning designers’ roles in and responsibilities to society
  • To provide a context for the consideration of design beyond traditional models of practice
  • To give students an opportunity to apply theories to a project in their design or design-related disciplines

Course Materials


Course Organization

This is a 3 credit hour course that meets for 1:20 twice a week

Sample Coursework

Students can expect:
  • Weekly reading assignments
  • Group discussions

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