pre thesis

pre thesis

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Miami University
501 E. High St.
Oxford, OH 45056
Comprehensive, professional-level architectural studio with visiting critics. Students engage in design issues facilitated through a series of thesis preparatory problems during the first half of the term. Preparatory problems are conducted when possible with visiting scholars and may involve travel to engage significant scholars and design problem settings. The second half of the term involves the presentation of the written thesis research document to a panel of nationally recognized critics and a final end of the semester presentation focusing on the student’s thesis program and site design. Open to majors only.

Course description
Pre-thesis training completes the series of practices in the MA programme. During this practice the students can work at the department or outside of the university. The only condition is that the work during this practice should be within the topic of MA thesis of a student, allowing for testing the hypotheses, for critical analysis and development of the research work of the previous three terms, for relating the topicality of this research to the needs of the relevant professional community. During pre-thesis training students join together all their knowledge and skills to explain the importance of their topics, to explain their hypotheses and their theoretical or empirical models, to place their results in the broader context of the relevant academic literature and/or practical needs. The end result of this training for a student should be a draft text of MA thesis.


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