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HUM 112 World Cultures II STR
HUM 112 Full Course Discussions STR
HUM 112 Week 1 Discussion STR
Week One Discussion: Science and Society and Technology
Read Chapters 21 and 22, listen to the lectures, look at the power points, and post an original reply to both of the following questions. Post early in the week and reply to at least one classmate’s post with thoughtful details. **Each weekly discussion is worth 20 points. Take your time and give us as much insight and detail as you can. **
- Identify a scientific discovery or invention from the 1400s to 1600s and explain what impact it had on society at the time it was discovered or invented. Refer to the text or a website as a source. Before posting, read over what your classmates have chosen and try to choose a different invention. What would you have invented if you lived in this time period?
- Each week you will get to choose the most important “person of the week.” For week one, your choices are Caravaggio, an artist who uses light and dark in his paintings of biblical scenes for dramatic effect, and Rembrandt, who is known for his magnificent and realistic self-portraits. Look at the pictures in our text and at these links and then choose one artist you feel is more important.
Caravaggio: http://www.artble.com/artists/caravaggio Here are some details from that website: Caravaggio’s works constitute some of the most stunning works in the entire history of Western painting. Observing the evolution of his style from his early works (The Fortune Teller, Bacchus and Narcissus) to his major successes (The Calling of Saint Matthew and Doubting Thomas) to his final paintings (David with the Head of Goliath) is like watching the tumultuous ups and downs of his life.
Here are some details from that website: No artist has left a loftier or more penetrating personal testament than Rembrandt van Rijn. In more than 90 portraits of himself that date from the outset of his career in the 1620s to the year of his death in 1669, he created an autobiography in art that is the equal of the finest ever produced in literature even of the intimately analytical Confessions of St. Augustine. Who is the more important artist of these two men, in your opinion, and why?
HUM 112 Week 2 Discussion STR
Week Two Discussion: Versailles, Velázquez, and Rubens–Please answer all of the questions listed below–
- Versailles contains symbols of power and absolute monarchy. Pick a feature of the palace you admire and explain how you would use this as a setting for a computer program or a board game. What would happen in this setting? Who would be featured in the game (the king? the queen? noblemen?).
- Use the text as a source and research on line for a computer program to discuss. Consider the gardens, Hall of Mirrors, the layout of the palace itself, the furniture, the number of rooms, and paintings. Here is a link to a website that discusses how to design a game: http://www.gameskinny.com/yljvh/how-to-make-a-game-a-beginners-guide
.Week 4 Assignment Topic Choice –Go to the other discussion thread to post your topic choice (and see the topics listed).
HUM 112 Week 3 Discussion STR
Week 3 Discussion Hayden, Mozart, the Enlightenment, and Child Prodigies: Please answer all of the following questions as part of your initial post and then reply to at least one classmate.
- Listen to one (1) composition (for a symphony) by Haydn or Mozart in the Music tab or a link given below. Identify the work that you listened to, then tell us if you think a computer could write better music see http://newatlas.com/creative-artificial-intelligence-computer-algorithmic-music/35764/ and Computer music: http://io9.gizmodo.com/5973551/this-classical-music-was-created-by-a-supercomputer-in-less-than-a-second
Classical Music and computer music links
- Mozart athttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hywOY9BS9tQ and ttp://www.npr.org/artists/15327819/wolfgang-amadeus-mozart
- Hilary Hahn playing Mozart Violin Concerto # 3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-mA9OMP3DEand https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txDq6Zf7tNw
- Cite your views on child stars and explain the impact of early success. Give an example of a modern child star or genius (music,math or science or computers) whose rise and fall mirrors Mozart’s (a child prodigy who performed throughout Europe). Look over these power points about Mozart’s life to see what happened to him. Read over your classmates’ posts then choose a star no one else has selected.
HUM 112 Week 4 Discussion STR
Week Four Discussion Beethoven: Art and Protest in the 1800s
Please respond to each of the following questions, using on line sources and the textbook for your response:
- Cite several lines from a Romantic poet/poem in our text and then find a landscape painting by Constable or Turner from this time period you think might illustrate those lines. Consider poems from Keats, Shelley, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Bryon, or William Blake.
- Who is the Person of the Week for week four? Look over the list below of Romantic poets and writers and then tell us which one was the most important, in your opinion, and why as part of your original post. Your choices are Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Keats, Shelley, or Byron. Also, consider the contributions of Mary Shelley, writer of the original book called Frankensteinand Mary Godwin, an advocate for women’s rights. While some worked together (Wordsworth and Coleridge, Shelley and Byron, as well as Shelley and his wife, Mary), and some wrote alone (Keats and Blake–but Blake did work with his wife on his engravings that accompanied his poetry), each was noteworthy and changed the way poetry (and fiction) was written. Several were so famous that they were poetry “rock stars.”
HUM 112 Week 5 Discussion STR
- Week 5 Discussion Opera and Society
Please respond to each of the following questions, using sources under the Explore heading and the textbook as the basis of your response:
- Using the text as a source and/or the web links listed below, choose an opera by Verdi, or Wagner, or Puccini, give a brief description of the plot and characters. What changes would you make to the plot or characters or storyline to update this opera make it more interesting?
- Opera and Society
- Chapter 30, Wagner and Verdi; (pp. 1133-1134), Puccini; review the Week 5 “Music Folder”
- Huizenga article and audio selections athttp://www.npr.org/blogs/deceptivecadence/2012/04/11/150420827/talk-like-an-opera-geek-how-verdi-wagner-and-puccini-got-their-grooves
- Wagner video of a stage production (Tristan und Isolde) athttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAEkTK6aKUM
- Verdi video clip of stage production (Rigoletto) athttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5NEOh-XhyA
- Puccini video clip of stage production (Tosca) athttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sSoKbv46zc
- An overall website about operas: https://www.theopera101.com/ (copy and paste the link into a new tab or window to make it live)
2.Person of the week: This week your choices are between Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson, American writers and poets, and Claude Monet, the artist who broke new ground in France with his painting techniques. Look at the pictures and information in our text and online and then tell us which person you feel is more important and why.
HUM 112 Week 6 Discussion STR
Week 6 Tchaikovsky and Person of the Week:
Please respond to both of the following, using sources under the Explore heading and the textbook as the basis of your response:
- Select one (1) composition by Tchaikovsky that you enjoy. Describe the music and subject matter and explain why you enjoy it and why it is still popular today. Passionate nationalism, like Tchaikovsky’s for Russia, is a feature of Romantic art, music and late 1800’s art. Give an example of modern music (besides national anthems) that is characterized by nationalism.
- For week 6 your person of the week choices are between Emerson and Thoreau, American writers and philosophers (Transcendentalism) and Manet, Monet, Morisot, Renoir or Degas, artists who broke new ground in France with their painting techniques. Look at the pictures and information in our text and online and then choose the one person you feel is most important. Give us some details about your person and a picture to support your decision!
HUM 112 Week 7 Discussion STR
Monuments and Person of the Week.
Please answer both questions using information in our text and online sources as needed.
- Describe a contemporary monument in your city or in local area. Tell us the special significance it holds for the citizens of the city where it was erected. Compare this monument to the Eiffel Tower in Paris: should it keep the original design and structure, like the Tower, or be updated?
- Person of the Week for week 7: This week your choices are between several important artists whose works were groundbreaking and influential enough to create different art movements: Paul Cezanne, Vincent van Gogh, or Georges Seurat (Post-Impressionism) and Pablo Picasso (Cubism). Who is the most important artist, in your opinion, and why? Support your choice with facts from the text and a picture. Provide the link to the website with your reply.
HUM 112 Week 8 Discussion STR
Week 8 Discussion WWI Poetry and Harlem Renaissance Writers and Artists
Here is a link to the First World War Digital Poetry Archive, which features different WWI poets with their biographies and original works. Use this for information on your post. Please respond to both of the following questions below.
- While the idea of the soldier-poet may seem unlikely, the devastating effects of technological warfare during WWI produced memorable poetry. Pick one poem in our text or from a web source and describe the message the soldier-poet tries to convey, citing a few lines in your post. Chose a poem not selected by another classmate.
- Of the various authors, artists, and musicians who participated in the Harlem Renaissance, identify the person whose autograph you would most want, and explain the reasons why. Provide one (1) example that illustrates the reason you selected the person that you did. Do not select someone a classmate has already chosen.
- Chapter 36 (pp. 1172-1180); review the Week 8 “Music Folder”
- Website and video at http://www.history.com/topics/harlem-renaissance
HUM 112 World Cultures II STR
ACCT 553 DeVry, BIAM 500 DeVry, CIS 500 STR, CIS 558 STR, ENG 105 GCU, FIN 390 DeVry, FIN 504 GCU, HCA 545 GCU, HCA 699 GCU, HLT 306 GCU, HLT 362 GCU, HLT 555 GCU, HLT 610 GCU, HLT 665 GCU, HOSP 594 DeVry, HRM 600 DeVry, MAT 144 GCU, MGMT 600, MGT 599 STR, MGT 655 GCU, MKT 373 GCU, PSY 362 GCU, PSY 565 GCU, PSY 575 GCU, PSY 665 GCU, SOC 102 GCU, SOC 320 GCU, SOC 372 GCU, SOC 412 GCU, NSG 6440 SU, HIM 515 GCU, NSG 4029 SU, HIM 615 GCU, NSG 3029 SU, NSG 4055 SU, NSG 6630 SU, NSG 6005 SU, CRMJ 310, PSY 510 GCU, CRMJ 300 Devry, CRMJ 425, SPD 200 GCU, HLT 490 GCU ,ECH 340 GCU , ECH 440 GCU , ECH 355 GCU ,ECH 350 GCU ,LDR 461 GCU ,ECH 425 GCU ,REL 212 STR ,SCI 115 STR ,CIS 505 STR ,JUS 652 GCU, MGT 640 GCU, CIS 527 STR, SOC 436 GCU,ACC 502 GCU, FIN 504 GCU , MATH 260 DeVry ,ETHC 445 DeVry ,ECET 220 DeVry , CARD 405 DeVry, NETW 203 DeVry, NETW 205 DeVry, ECET 365 DeVry ,MATH 270 DeVry ,PHYS 310 DeVry, BIB 106 GCU ,CIS 512 STR ,SYM 506 GCU ,ECN 601 GCU ,BIAM 570 DeVry, PSY 402 GCU , SOC 480 GCU , HUM 112 STR
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