ASSIGNMENT: Built Environment Analysis
The final product is a detailed and evidence-based analysis of the built environment in Atlanta. Your analysis should be at least 1,500 words, and should integrate images, sounds, graphs and other media as necessary and relevant to make an appealing, effective multimodal argument.
In this analysis, you make one argument that you support with evidence. For example, you might argue that the rhetoric of the built environment suggests that a particular neighborhood in Atlanta is becoming racially segregated as it undergoes gentrification. Or you might argue that the rhetoric of the built environment in a museum makes it unwelcoming to children, even though it is a space that its history and advertising suggest has been created for a young audience.
Students who submit their required built environment analysis early by April 15 may submit one extra built environment analysis (for up to 300 extra points, for a max total of 600 points for this project).
Your site analysis will be created on your sites.gsu.edu WordPress site, in the category “Built Environment Analyses,” and tagged appropriately (“Interior,” “Exterior,” or “Digital,” and “[Site Name]”). You will submit links to your built environment analysis using the standard submission form.