Assignment 1: Discussion Forum Assignment
By Saturday, March 7, 2015, select one of the questions listed below and develop a response of 250 words. Analyze and identify specific historical and visual examples to support your understanding of the topic. Include images with complete identifying information of the specific works of art you chose. Compose your thoughts with careful research and formulate independent conclusions.
Reference and cite (using MLA format) the textbook and at least one other scholarly source (e.g., a class lecture, scholarly article, or museum website). Because it is necessary to fully grasp the material, use of the textbook is required and will count toward your grade. If you need help with MLA formatting, please visit the Writing Center or Tutoring Services. Note: Wikipedia, blogs, and answers/Yahoo! websites are not permitted scholarly sources.
Grammar and spelling are expected to reflect college-level work. Please spell-check and proofread all work prior to submission.
Participate in the discussion by responding to your instructors feedback and asking a question, providing a clarification statement or point of view with rationale, challenging a discussion point, or making a parallel between discussion points with at least two of your classmates.
Assignment 5 Grading Criteria
Develops a response with accurate and relevant historical information that thoroughly supports the topic and the culture discussed.
Analyzes and thoroughly identifies multiple, visual examples that thoroughly support the topic.
Formulates independent conclusions based on research, analysis, and visual observations that support the topic.
Supports ideas and demonstrates understanding with textual, visual and/or oral references and examples. Where relevant, uses proper MLA citation format and style.
Employs correct and standard college-level English grammar, mechanics, spelling, punctuation and sentence structure, appropriate logic and voice.
Participates actively in the discussion. Includes at least two substantive responses. Where relevant, may provide constructive critique of other students work or ask thoughtful questions.
Discussion Question 2: Humanism
In the Renaissance there was a greater focus on human concerns, similar to the interest in Humanism we find in Ancient Greece.
In your response, discuss the ideas of humanism and its influence on works of art. Compare and contrast specific art examples from two of the periods we are studying this week (Early Renaissance, High Renaissance, Mannerism, Northern Renaissance).
In your own words, summarize how the artworks are reflective of the cultures that created them.