Discussion Board arts.

Discussion Board arts.

The Discussion Board (DB) is part of the core of online learning. Classroom discussion in an online environment requires the active participation of students and the

instructor to create robust interaction and dialogue. Every student is expected to create an original response to the open-ended DB question as well as engage in

dialogue by responding to posts created by others throughout the week. At the end of each unit, DB participation will be assessed based on both level of engagement and

the quality of the contribution to the discussion.

At a minimum, each student will be expected to post an original and thoughtful response to the DB question and contribute to the weekly dialogue by responding to at

least two other posts from students. The first contribution must be posted before midnight (Central Time) on Wednesday of each week. Two additional responses are

required after Wednesday of each week. Students are highly encouraged to engage on the Discussion Board early and often, as that is the primary way the university

tracks class attendance and participation.

The purpose of the Discussion Board is to allow students to learn through sharing ideas and experiences as they relate to course content and the DB question. Because

it is not possible to engage in two-way dialogue after a conversation has ended, no posts to the DB will be accepted after the end of each unit.

Assignment Details

The architecture of the ancient Greco-Roman world influenced many buildings in the United States capitol.

Research a building in Washington, D.C. that integrates at least 3 elements of Greek or Roman architecture. Use the textbook, intellipath materials, the Internet, this

resource Web site and the Unit Resources for help.

Include the following in your post:

The name of the building and its location in Washington, D.C.
Who was the designer or chief architect?
What year was it built?
Identify the 3 architectural elements influenced by ancient Greek or Roman structures. Explain their function indicating knowledge of the terms.
Include the image of the building in Washington, D.C. and any other examples that support your post. Paste them directly to the Discussion Board. Do not post an


Respond to at least two classmates with substantive posts. You will be graded on the quality of your postings.

In your own words, please post a response to the Discussion Board and comment on other postings. You will be graded on the quality of your postings.


Architecture Week. (2011). Great buildings collection. Retrieved from http://www.greatbuildings.com/

For assistance with your assignment, please use your text, Web resources, and all course materials.

Grading Rubric:

Demonstrate that the main post adheres to the assignment requirements in responding to the question guidelines. Submission should present thoughtful responses

that emphasize personal experiences with the early concept of art and varied cultural aspects of art rooted in social and historical perspectives.


Critical Thinking

Demonstrate critical thinking in presenting an effective opinion and interpretation on what defines art in reflecting on the quotations of the artist mentioned. Each

paragraph should be well-developed to present interpretations, perspectives, and conclusions.


Grammar Mechanics APA

Demonstrate effective written communication skills, correct grammar, and mechanics.


Interactive Participation

Demonstrate active interaction and participation throughout the week and substantive responses to at least 2 posts in addition to posting the DB assignment post.



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