HUMN303 All Weeks Discussions


HUMN303 All Weeks Discussions
What is the value of studying the humanities in a business or technical curriculum…



HUMN303 All Weeks Discussions

HUMN303 All Weeks Discussions

Week 1-7 All Students Posts 55 Pages

The Value of the Humanities Discussions Week 1 All Posts 7 Pages

 What is the value of studying the humanities in a business or technical curriculum? How might a topic such as ancient art enhance contemporary life?…

Greek and Roman Advancements Discussions Week 2 All Posts 8 Pages

 Ancient peoples were often much more advanced than modern people understand. Choose one example of a Greek or Roman advancement that improved their societies. How did this advancement affect the culture of the Greeks or Romans? Has this advancement evolved and is it in use, in some capacity, in the modern world?….

Allegory and Art Discussions Week 3 All Posts 10 Pages

This week, we have looked at several works of art that utilized allegorical themes. One of the most common uses of imagery in the medieval and Renaissance periods is allegory. What is an allegory? Describe how at least one of the examples of art in this week’s lecture or one of this week’s readings is allegorical in nature. Why, in your opinion, was allegory so prevalent during these periods? Is it still important in contemporary literature? Why or why not?…

Enlightenment and Industrial Revolution Discussions Week 4 All Posts 9 Pages

 Given the information from this week’s reading on the Enlightenment, the New Rationalism, and the Scientific Revolution, how did advancements in science and reasoning change the lives of people at this time? In addition, what effects did the Industrial Revolution have on the world?…

Photography and Art Discussions Week 5 All Posts 8 Pages

 In the 19th century, the camera was a revolutionary invention. Did the invention of the camera change the arts? Why or why not?  Is there a relationship between movements such as realism and impressionism and the camera?…

Feminism and Literature Discussions Week 6 All Posts 7 Pages

 Let’s connect the themes of the three readings and the lecture for this week to talk about how the ways feminist literature has influenced contemporary thinking?
In your first post, share what you see the main themes or issues that were important the writer of at least one of the following feminist works:

The Outside by Susan Glaspell (audio available in the lecture)

A Society by Virginia Woolf

The Solitude of Self by Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Be sure to reference the specific elements of at least one of the readings or audio in your response.  We’ll follow up as a class to connect these historical issues to present-day discussions of women and society. Who are feminists? What is the definition of feminism?…

Controversial Art and Censorship Discussions Week 7 All Posts 8 Pages

Although controversial art is not a topic exclusive to the 20th century, the distribution of information regarding controversial art has increased with the proliferation of media. Please discuss an example of a 20th century controversial work of art from any discipline of the humanities (music, literature, sculpture, film, etc.) and an accompanying statement from the artist(s). Based on your example, to what extent does controversial art make a social contribution? Are governments ever justified in censoring art?…