Architecture School, Campbell Hall
Exhibition Room B
a chance to show off the preliminary work you’ve done on your
project and get some valuable feedback from guest faculty
assignment is to prepare a visual mock-up of your project
and deliver a polished 3-minute oral presentation, addressing
each of the following points:
- Statement of Purpose/Thesis
In a sentence or two, state the major theme of your
project. What’s the point you’re trying to make?
Be sure to specify the time frame and the geographical boundaries
of your project.
What are your primary source materials?
Be specific: “I am using the Transatlantic Slave
Trade Database at Alderman Library to chart slaving voyages
to and from Cape Coast.
I have chosen a number of pictorial images from Jerome
Handler’s database to illustrate the slave trade.
I will superimpose these images on an 1809 historical
map of the Atlantic Ocean and Western Africa.
What are your secondary source materials?
You should be able to cite three scholarly books
and articles, and indicate how you came to choose them.
“For historical context, I will draw heavily upon the readings assigned
by Prof. Joseph Miller …”
To whom is your project addressed?
American college students preparing to study abroad?
The Cape Coast community? African-American tourists?
International development agencies?
Ghanaians in the Diaspora?
If your project has multiple audiences, how are you
planning to address potential conflicts of interest?
Multimedia components: What
types of media – photographs, maps, video, audio – will
you be incorporating into your project?
Be prepared to show a sample of each.
Interactivity/Navigation: How will users interact with your
project? Is it modeled after a walking tour, leading from
point A to point? Or is it more like a museum, with various rooms to be explored in
no particular order?
student will be given wall space for a mock-up.
Please let us know if you would like to use a computer
or audio-visual equipment as part of your presentation.
hours will be held on Tuesday, 2:15-4:15, in the Digital Media
Lab, Clemons Library, and by appointment.