World Cultrues

World Cultrues II

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Assignment 2: Project Paper
Due Week 7 and worth 200 points

The  Project Paper focuses on a suggested topic related to art,  architecture, history, music, or literature. The project will reflect  your views and interpretation of the topic. This project is designed to  help you stretch your mind and your abilities to be the creative,  innovative, and critical thinker you already are!

Choose one  (1) of the topics from the list of topic choices below. Read the topic  carefully. Write a three to four (3-4) page paper (750-1,000 words) that  responds to each of the items described in the topic.

For the topic you choose:

  1. Support  your ideas with specific, illustrative examples. If there are questions  or points associated with your chosen topic, be sure to answer all of  the listed questions and address all of the items in that topic. If your  topic asks you to do several things related to the topic, be sure to do  each of the things listed.
  2. The listed topics each have a  certain writing genre with it (written speech, memo, poem with essay,  scripted dialogue, etc). From this you can see that there is a fun,  creative writing aspect to this assignment. In most cases students  should stick with the genre as listed. However, your instructor might  suggest some alternative genre on one of the topics. As a student, you  also can propose to your instructor some alternative genre for the topic  you choose—something different from what is listed. Since not all such  proposals can work, be aware that your proposal will get consideration,  but may or may not be approved. Also, if you make such a proposal,  please do so before the end of Week 5.
  3. Use at least three (3) good quality academic sources, with one (1) source being the class text.
    NoteWikipedia  and other similar Websites do not qualify as academic resources. You  are highly encouraged to use the Resource Center tab at the top of your  Blackboard page.

Note:  Your instructor may require you to submit your topic choice for approval before the end of Week 5.

Topic choices (pick 1):

  • Office Art MemoMemorandum.  Your boss, who knows you have been taking a humanities class since he  pays for your tuition reimbursement, has tasked you with managing the  art budget for your company, expecting you to choose various pieces of  art for the new corporate offices.  (Note: Replicas of the works are  acceptable since they are more cost-efficient and you are working on a  budget.)  Include the following:
    1. Identify three (3) examples  of 19th century Impressionist painting or sculpture and three (3)  Post-Impressionist works. Explain how the six (6) pieces of art fall  into these two (2) styles.
    2. In a memo, describe the appearance  of your six (6) choices to your CEO so he or she will know what the art  looks like and where it would be placed in the corporate offices.
    3. Explain why each piece is considered to be historically significant.
    4. Explain  how each piece “fits” your company’s overall (or desired) corporate  image. Keep in mind that a piece of art is supposed to “say” something  about the owner, so describe what would these pieces of art say about  your company.
  • New CompositionSpeech.  Your uncle’s birthday is in two (2) months, and everyone knows that he  loves almost all kinds of music. As a birthday gift for him, you want to  have a special piece of music composed in his honor which will be  played at a family birthday celebration. Write a speech that you will  make to the composer’s agent. Include the following:
    1. Narrow  your choices down to three (3) composers you’ve studied in this course.  Choose one (1) of the composers and explain why you want him to write  the “birthday present” music.
    2. Explain why the other two (2) composers were ultimately not selected.
    3. Specifically  identify the musical elements in the composer’s style that you would  like to be included in the new music written for your uncle.
    4. Describe  what sort of emotion is generated by listening to the works of your  selected composer; in other words, what do you want your uncle to “feel”  as he hears the music, and why is this composer so perfect for this  composition?
  • Harlem Renaissance Poets. Essay & Poem. Choose two (2) poems by different authors from the Harlem Renaissance. Write an essay that:
    1. Describes each author’s role and importance within the Harlem Renaissance.
    2. Identify  the elements in each of their poems in which you see evidence of the  “double-consciousness” being expressed by each author.
    3. Fully  describe at least two (2) primary themes you see in the poetry written  during this time period, referring to specific lines in each of the  poems.
    4. Write your own poem that expresses these identified themes of the Harlem Renaissance.
  • Women’s Roles Then & Now.Script.  Script a conversation between two (2) notable women from the 18th and /  or 19th century on the roles women should play in society. Within the  dialogue, include:
    1. Biographical information for each woman.
    2. The historical status for women in general during the time period in which each woman lived.
    3. What opinions each of the women might have on the role the women should play in society during their lifetimes.
    4. What each of the women might think about women’s current roles.
  • Other topic choice recommended and approved by the professor and supported by the grading rubric.

The Project Paper will be graded on:

  • The level to which the instructions were followed.
  • The extent to which all four (4) parts in the topic were addressed.
  • The adequacy of information, examples, and details which support the general claim or main  idea.
  • The clarity and relevance of the explanations and descriptions.
  • Adherence to standard rules of grammar, punctuation, and mechanics.
  • The inclusion of three (3) required references (two [2] additional sources besides your textbook) documented using APA style.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be  typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with  one-inch margins on all sides; references must follow APA Style format.  Check with your professor for any additional instructions specific to  the selected topic. (Note: Students can find APA style  materials located in the Additional Resources section of their Student  Center within their course shell for reference)
  • Include  a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s  name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover  page and the reference page are not included in the required page  length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Explain how key social, cultural, and artistic contributions contribute to historical changes.
  • Explain the importance of situating a society’s cultural and artistic expressions within a historical context.
  • Examine  the influences of intellectual, religious, political, and  socio-economic forces on social, cultural, and artistic expressions.
  • Identify major historical developments in world cultures from the Renaissance to the contemporary period.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in the study of world cultures.
  • Write clearly and concisely about world cultures using proper writing mechanics.

Grading  for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic/organization  of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following  rubric found

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