Humanities – Reviews

Formulate, express, and support individual perspectives on diverse works and issues.

Instructions

You will act as a critic for some of the main subjects covered in the humanities. You will conduct a series of short, evaluative critiques of film, philosophy, literature, music, and myth. You will respond to five different prompts, and each response should include an analysis of the topics using terminology unique to that subject area and should include an evaluation as to why the topic stands the test of time. The five prompts are as follows:

  1. Choose a film and offer an analysis of why it is an important film, and discuss it in terms of film as art. Your response should be more than a summary of the film.
  2. Imagine you had known Plato and Aristotle and you had a conversation about how we fall in love. Provide an overview of how Plato would explain falling in love, and then provide an overview of how Aristotle might explain falling in love.
  3. Compare and contrast the two poems below:

LOVE’S INCONSISTENCY

I find no peace, and all my war is done;I fear and hope, I burn and freeze likewiseI fly above the wind, yet cannot rise;And nought I have, yet all the world I seize on;That looseth, nor locketh, holdeth me in prison, And holds me not, yet can I ’scape no wise;Nor lets me live, nor die, at my devise,And yet of death it giveth none occasion.Without eyes I see, and without tongue I plain;I wish to perish, yet I ask for health;I love another, and yet I hate myself;I feed in sorrow, and laugh in all my pain;Lo, thus displeaseth me both death and life,And my delight is causer of my grief.

Petrarch

 

After great pain a formal feeling comes—The nerves sit ceremonious like tombs;The stiff Heart questions—was it He that bore?And yesterday—or centuries before?

The feet mechanical go roundA wooden wayOf ground or air or oughtRegardless grown,A quartz contentment like a stone.

This is the hour of leadRemembered if outlivedAs freezing persons recollectThe snow—First chill, then stupor, thenThe letting go

Emily Dickinson

  1. Compare and contrast these two pieces of music:Beethoven’s Violin Romance No. 2
  2. Scott Joplin’s Maple Leaf Rag
  3. Explain in classical terms why a modern character is a hero. Choose from either Luke Skywalker

marital customs

Required ResourcesRead/review the following resources for this activity:

  • Textbook: Chapter 9
  • Lesson
  • Minimum of 2 scholarly sources in addition to your textbook and lesson.

InstructionsResearch courtship and marital customs in the US and one other country. Compare and contrast core aspects of love and relationships in the US and the country you selected. Analyze and describe the following in your paper in both cultures you identified:

  • What is the typical age people marry?
  • What are the ways people meet and initiate romantic relationships?
  • What are some of the common practices when it comes to marriage (engagement, parental selection/approval of mates, celebrations, intimacy, etc.)
  • What are cultural values regarding close, intimate relationships?
  • How are marital difficulties and divorce viewed in that culture?

Consider core theories and research we have explored this week and that you investigate in your research as you conduct your analysis, making clear connections between your observations and conclusions and relevant psychological theories.

 

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Discussion

Socialization

Are we who we are because of “Nature”” or “”Nurture””? Explain your stance.

(I take a stance on both make up who you are)

Expressing an opinion is not enough. My hope is that you will participate more than the minimum.

Requirements:

Initial response (did you discuss the questions asked)

Use at least 3 sociological terms 

Grammar

Discussion 11

How does gender socialization influence who runs for office and for whom we vote? How are female politicians treated by the media, compared with male politicians? How has that impacted your own perception of female politicians?

How does gender socialization influence who runs for office and for whom we vote? How are female politicians treated by the media, compared with male politicians? How has that impacted your own perception of female politicians?

 

Requirements:

On each of the weekly discussion boards, students must post at a minimum of 150 words.

Initial response (did you discuss the questions asked)

Use at least 3 sociological terms 

Grammar, spelling and formatting 

Discussion 2

Discussion #9 Mass Media

Why do you think these media programs are effective in helping young people make effective choices about challenging life situations?

Do you think most mass media programming, including television and film, encourages positive or negative change in young viewers? Explain.

Expressing an opinion is not enough. My hope is that you will participate more than the minimum.

 

Requirements:

On each of the weekly discussion boards, students must post at a MINIMUM of 150 words.

Initial response (did you discuss the questions asked)

Use at least 3 sociological terms.

Grammar, spelling and formatting.

Discussion 3

 

Discussion #10 Social Interaction

Part of understanding social interaction in everyday life is understanding when and why we lie.

Do you believe the average American is a liar? 

Do you believe you are an average American who lies?

Do you believe there is ever a right time to lie?

Expressing an opinion is not enough. My hope is that you will participate more than the minimum.

 

Requirements:

On each of the weekly discussion boards, students must post at a minimum of 150 words.

Initial response (did you discuss the questions asked)

Use at least 3 sociological terms.

Grammar, spelling and formatting.

My Modest Proposal

 

Discussion 12

 

Atlanta, Georgia, USA Community Assessment

In order to provide the best care to meet the needs of women and families within your community, you will have to gather evidence about the social, financial, educational, racial, and ethnic demographics of your target population. Once you have that data along with knowledge about the maternal child health (MCH) status of your community, you will be better prepared to develop a plan to meet the needs of your community as a CNM. You will have the opportunity to research key MCH data in your next assignment. In this module, you are required to conduct a community assessment of the community where you live or plan to work. You should plan to use the same community for the MCH assignment. This assessment should be used to guide you in determining key demographic factors that you will need to consider as you prepare for your final ppt. presentation. It will provide you with an understanding of how various characteristics might impact the ability of women and families within your community to access health care or critical social support services.

APA Format (7th Edition)

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  • Title Page – follow APA guidelines and Paper Template
  • Keep Level 1 and Level 2 headings and Table exactly as they are in the template.
  • You DO NOT need an abstract
  • Full Sentences and paragraph form
  • Double spaced
  • Use Correct Grammar, Spelling, and Syntax
  • Body of the Paper. 
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    • Should be at least 4-5 pages of full-text content

Gender Performance

After studying the assigned reading Sociology: The Social Construction of Gender and considering the concept of “gender as socially constructed,” answer the following questions and prompts.