This week we are studying intent and interpretation, specifically focusing on cultural works. For this assignment, select either the Statue of Liberty, the Crazy Horse Memorial, or the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial. Research the intention of the creator of the monument you selected and how the monument is perceived today. Review the articles related to each monument in the Resources section.
Respond to the questions below in a few paragraphs. Specifically, you must address the following rubric criteria:
Describe the monument selected.
Explain the original intentions behind the monument selected and how later interpretations changed the meaning and cultural understandings.
Reflect on what you learned in the Resources section articles and compare your own interpretation or understanding of the monument selected with the intent of authors whose interpretations you chose to evaluate.
For this assignment, you are asked to pick a cultural work from any time period and culture and evaluate how the insights you collected help indicate the value of the object to the culture.
After making your selection of a cultural work, consider the items below. Specifically, you must address the following rubric criteria:
Describe the selected work.
Describe the time period the work belongs to.
Determine the culture the work belongs to and describe its value to that culture.
Explain how the cultural work helped deal with specific societal issues of the time.
This assignment explores questions about fundamental aspects of human culture and guides you to evaluate the larger human need to express.
Consider the items below. Specifically, you must address the following rubric criteria:
Identify a creator from the twentieth or twenty-first century who you think made an important contribution to art and culture in the form of cultural works that impacted society.
Describe one of the cultural works they created and the medium. Mediums can include dance, literature, sculpture, visual arts, architecture, music, performance, and so forth.
What questions about human culturedoes this work prompt?
What big questions do you think influenced the cultural work you selected? Consider addressing how this connects with the larger human need to express
In this assignment, you’ll explore how belief systems and ethics relate to the humanities.
Find a news report about an artifact from the humanities involved in religious controversy. Then, answer the questions below. Consider searching the religion section of CNN or similar sources.
Specifically, you must address the following rubric criteria:
Provide a link to the news story and write a short summary of each side’s position. How do you think the controversy was impacted by each party’s interpretation of this cultural work?
What do you see as the main value of humanities in defining ethics?
How do the humanities impact ethical issues in society today?
Guidelines for Submission
Submit your analysis of the questions above. Your submission should be a Word document, one to two pages in length, with 12-point Times New Roman font, double spacing, and one-inch margins. Any sources should be cited according to APA style. Consult the Shapiro Library APA Style Guide for more information on citations.