HUM111 (Dr. Stansbury)
Assignment 3: Cultural Activity Report HUM111 Instructions; Rubric BASED on Course Guide, pp. 12-15 Due by 9am Eastern Time on Monday, March 17 (worth 100 points)
As a way of experiencing the Humanities beyond your classroom, computer, and textbook, you are asked to do a certain type of “cultural activity” that fits well with our course and then report on your experience. Your instructor will require you to propose an activity and get instructor approval before you do it and report on it (students should look for any instructions in that respect). Every effort should be made to ensure that this is a hands-on experience (not a virtual one), that this activity fits the HUM 111 class well, and that the activity is of sufficient quality for this university course. The two key types of activities are a museum visit or a performance. This is to be a report on an activity you do DURING our 11-week HUM111 course. Note: This must not be a report on the same activity (and certainly not the same report) as done for another class, like HUM 112. For instance, one might go to the same museum as done for HUM 112, but this HUM 111 report will focus on entirely different works and displays. 1. Visit a museum or gallery exhibition or attend a theater or musical performance before the end of Week 10. The activity (museum or performance) should have content that fits our course well. Make your proposed activity known to the instructor before doing it, and get his approval before doing it. Have fun doing this. 2. Write a two to three (2-3) page report (500-750 words) that describes your experience. Clearly identify the activity location, date attended, the attendees, and your initial reaction upon arriving at there. Provide specific information and a description of at least two pieces (e.g., art, exhibits, music, etc.). Provide a summary of the event and describe your overall reaction after attending the event. Use at least the class text as a reference (additional sources are fine, not necessary unless required by your content). Your report should include connections you make between things observed in your activity and things learned in the course and text.
Note: Submit your cultural event choice to the instructor for approval before the end of Week 5 (earlier is even better). Look for guidance from the instructor for how or where to make your proposal. You may also seek advice from your instructor (provide your town/state or zip code) for a good activity in your general area. First--Submit your cultural event choice to the instructor for approval before the end of Week 5 (earlier is better). Submit your topic choice to the discussion area designated for this called "Assignment_3_Event_Choices"; the link for this is near the bottom of the Student Center in our course shell; email is ok in some cases. Submit your topic choice by the Monday starting week 6 (by Monday, February 10). The earlier you get approval, the more time you have to plan and schedule doing the event or activity. The report itself is due by 9am ET on March 17.
NOTE: If you are unsure of what museum or other event to propose to the instructor, ask him for help---ask by email or the Private Questions tool or in the discussion area designated for this topic; identify your town and state when you do so. Your instructor has a lot of experience helping people come up with reasonable activities that are not too distant and fit the class material well. Broaden your horizons—do something you would not normally do. In general, it is expected that an effort will be made to do an event that fits well with the subject matter and time periods of our course (which covers from ancient times to about AD 1550); though in some cases this is not possible. Also, keep in mind that our focus is on the arts and literature, not so much political or military history. Your instructor can assist—ask if you need help...
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