Please see the Graduate Catalog for the list of courses for each concentration.
Graduate courses might include:
FJAD 6723 Methods of Design Inquiry. Investigation into the practical, theoretical,
and methodological strategies necessary for embarking upon inquiry and discourse for
FJAD 6803 Design Leadership. This course explores design leadership through conceptual
and theoretical perspectives. Emphasis is on developing and managing effective design
processes, methods, and organizations enabling innovative design practices. Students
will explore contemporary issues and forces that affect the conditions of how design
is imbedded in thought leadership.
FJAD 6813 Cities and Public Good. Studies infrastructure as socio-technical systems
and potential transitions to lower-carbon futures. Concepts governing Large Technical
Systems such as obduracy, path-dependency, energy transitions, value capture, and
public good are explored through analytic frameworks like Multi-level Perspectives
(MLP) and Socio-technical Systems Theory (STS) in the context of incumbent technologies.
FJAD 6823 Vocabularies of Context Production. Explores connectivity through spatial
and organizational formats from urbanism to supply chains, ecosystems, resource sheds,
infrastructure, neighborhoods, eco-districts and other public spaces. In addition
to the traditional categories of geometry, proportion, and fit used to define place,
vocabularies of flow, timing, interactivity, phasing, modulation, distribution and
emergence will be examined.
FJAD 6906 Advanced Design Studio 1. A topical design studio investigating project
development dependent upon the synthesis of knowledge and application of critical
thinking to complex environmental design scenarios. The intimate relationship between
architecture, place and culture is used to create connection and relevance in the
FJAD 6916 Advanced Design Studio 2. An advanced topical design studio utilizing methods
from domains external to design disciplines. Project resolution requiring skill in
generating design ideas developed through strategic planning and responding to sociopolitical,
economic, and environmental drivers.
FJAD 6926 Graduate Residency. Experiential learning integrating knowledge and theory
in professional environment. This guided experience will facilitate career development,
professional relationships, and provide a critical opportunity to apply new skills
and knowledge to real challenges.