For this you are required to choose a building from the first half of the semes

 For this you are required to choose a building from the first half of the semester (Western architecture 1650 – 1900 AD) and imagine that you are its architect/designer and that you are writing a letter to your patron/client which will accompany a plan and model of your building to outline the challenges inherent in the project and to explain in detail how your design addresses them. In particular you should focus on what architectural decisions you made during the design process and why. Here are some suggestions of topics that you might consider addressing (note that there might be others as they will vary from building): function, response to site, form, materials, constructional techniques, precedents, style and expression. Think about who the patron is, and what decisions might have already been taken (by the patron or someone else) before you received the commission. Consider to what extent your design follows precedents (or deliberately deviates from them) and the reasons why. Focus on the questions that would be of interest to a reader of the same period / culture  trying to understand why you designed it in the way that you did. This is an opportunity to think about what issues were uppermost in the mind of the original architect. Do not write in an “old-fashioned” language but in clear and expressive modern English using your own words. You may use the first person if you wish. Quotations should not be used and citations should not be needed; an appropriate bibliography, however, should be appended. 
Length of mid-term paper: 1200 words.  

 For this you are required to choose a building from the first half of the semes

 For this you are required to choose a building from the first half of the semester (Western architecture 1650 – 1900 AD) and imagine that you are its architect/designer and that you are writing a letter to your patron/client which will accompany a plan and model of your building to outline the challenges inherent in the project and to explain in detail how your design addresses them. In particular you should focus on what architectural decisions you made during the design process and why. Here are some suggestions of topics that you might consider addressing (note that there might be others as they will vary from building): function, response to site, form, materials, constructional techniques, precedents, style and expression. Think about who the patron is, and what decisions might have already been taken (by the patron or someone else) before you received the commission. Consider to what extent your design follows precedents (or deliberately deviates from them) and the reasons why. Focus on the questions that would be of interest to a reader of the same period / culture  trying to understand why you designed it in the way that you did. This is an opportunity to think about what issues were uppermost in the mind of the original architect. Do not write in an “old-fashioned” language but in clear and expressive modern English using your own words. You may use the first person if you wish. Quotations should not be used and citations should not be needed; an appropriate bibliography, however, should be appended. 
Length of mid-term paper: 1200 words.  

 For this you are required to choose a building from the first half of the semes

 For this you are required to choose a building from the first half of the semester (Western architecture 1650 – 1900 AD) and imagine that you are its architect/designer and that you are writing a letter to your patron/client which will accompany a plan and model of your building to outline the challenges inherent in the project and to explain in detail how your design addresses them. In particular you should focus on what architectural decisions you made during the design process and why. Here are some suggestions of topics that you might consider addressing (note that there might be others as they will vary from building): function, response to site, form, materials, constructional techniques, precedents, style and expression. Think about who the patron is, and what decisions might have already been taken (by the patron or someone else) before you received the commission. Consider to what extent your design follows precedents (or deliberately deviates from them) and the reasons why. Focus on the questions that would be of interest to a reader of the same period / culture  trying to understand why you designed it in the way that you did. This is an opportunity to think about what issues were uppermost in the mind of the original architect. Do not write in an “old-fashioned” language but in clear and expressive modern English using your own words. You may use the first person if you wish. Quotations should not be used and citations should not be needed; an appropriate bibliography, however, should be appended. 
Length of mid-term paper: 1200 words.  

   For this week’s journal post, please respond to the following questions: The

  For this week’s journal post, please respond to the following questions:
The video Technology that Changed the Art of Cinema (posted here on eLearning) explored a variety of technology advances that have helped to reshape the history of the movies.  For this journal, choose ONE of the technology advances that the video presented and describe its impact on movies in terms of:

1. What was cinematography      like before the invention of the technology? 2. What      was cinematography like after? 
3. What did the invention      allow/enable filmmakers to do that they couldn’t do before the technology      was invented?
4. How has this technology enabled      movie creators to further their expression and craft their “artistic      expression?”  

This journal should be a minimum of 250 words, use proper grammar and spelling and employ proper citations of any outside sources or ideas that are not your own!  
Link:
https://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/technologies-that-changed-the-art-of-cinema

Take a look at the exchange rate history of your favorite foreign country.   Is

Take a look at the exchange rate history of your favorite foreign country.   Is there a pattern of movement over the last 6 months to a year?  What was the cause of the movement?  Discuss some of the issues related to this unit’s topic of exchange rate determination.
Your participation in these discussions will be graded on the quality and to a lesser extent, the quantity of your posts. Please be an active participant in this mode of delivery! I think you will find in fun and interesting.

This discussion will close on February 27 at 11PM. No late posts will be accepted.

   For this week’s journal post, please respond to the following questions: The

  For this week’s journal post, please respond to the following questions:
The video Technology that Changed the Art of Cinema (posted here on eLearning) explored a variety of technology advances that have helped to reshape the history of the movies.  For this journal, choose ONE of the technology advances that the video presented and describe its impact on movies in terms of:

1. What was cinematography      like before the invention of the technology? 2. What      was cinematography like after? 
3. What did the invention      allow/enable filmmakers to do that they couldn’t do before the technology      was invented?
4. How has this technology enabled      movie creators to further their expression and craft their “artistic      expression?”  

This journal should be a minimum of 250 words, use proper grammar and spelling and employ proper citations of any outside sources or ideas that are not your own!  
Link:
https://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/technologies-that-changed-the-art-of-cinema

Take a look at the exchange rate history of your favorite foreign country.   Is

Take a look at the exchange rate history of your favorite foreign country.   Is there a pattern of movement over the last 6 months to a year?  What was the cause of the movement?  Discuss some of the issues related to this unit’s topic of exchange rate determination.
Your participation in these discussions will be graded on the quality and to a lesser extent, the quantity of your posts. Please be an active participant in this mode of delivery! I think you will find in fun and interesting.

This discussion will close on February 27 at 11PM. No late posts will be accepted.

   For this week’s journal post, please respond to the following questions: The

  For this week’s journal post, please respond to the following questions:
The video Technology that Changed the Art of Cinema (posted here on eLearning) explored a variety of technology advances that have helped to reshape the history of the movies.  For this journal, choose ONE of the technology advances that the video presented and describe its impact on movies in terms of:

1. What was cinematography      like before the invention of the technology? 2. What      was cinematography like after? 
3. What did the invention      allow/enable filmmakers to do that they couldn’t do before the technology      was invented?
4. How has this technology enabled      movie creators to further their expression and craft their “artistic      expression?”  

This journal should be a minimum of 250 words, use proper grammar and spelling and employ proper citations of any outside sources or ideas that are not your own!  
Link:
https://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/technologies-that-changed-the-art-of-cinema