Cultural Analysis Essay Blog Assignment

Guidelines for Cultural Analysis Essay Blog assignment                                             Fall 2013

For the final blog assignment, each student is asked to condense the cultural analysis essay into a blog-length assignment (approximately 500 words). It is up to the individual student to decide how to truncate the paper while maintain all of the essential components. You must include the following criteria:

Thesis statement

Footnotes/endnotes

Bibliography/work cited page

At least three visual images

 

Finally, each student must comments on one another’s work (4 total peer responses). Peer responses are a minimum of 200 words.  The entire assignment is due December 4th.

Guidelines for Reflective Essay, Due December 4

Guidelines for Reflective Essay CHIS201 (WISE)                                               Fall 2013

Reflective Essay

This is a self-assessment based on the Cultural Analysis Essay and the blog assignments.

Explain written assignments/ What have you learned about yourself and your approach to writing? Based your answers on the assignments. Strengthens? Weaknesses? How have you progresses?

 

Explain your approach to the revision process. Did you revise the CAE? Examples of changes? Purpose of revision.  Include specific examples from your work.

 

This is due December 4th on your wordpress.com page.

Format:
Typed, Double Spaced
2 pp. Long
Footnotes/CMS Style

Study Guide, Exam 2

CHIS 201                                                                       Fall 2013

USA, Africa and the World                                                     Dr.  Aubrey Underwood

Exam #2 Review

The second exam is scheduled for, Wednesday, October 30h.  The exam will consist of 25 multiple choice questions, matching documents with authors/title, and true/false. The exam will be taken in class. The information covered on this exam will be drawn from all the assigned readings (Upshur textbook, USA, Africa and the World reader), class lectures, and discussions covering the Greeks through the Islamic Empires . This is not a complete list, a “supplemental list” of terms, concepts, and peoples may be added if needed. Always think about the natural environment when you are studying the terms and civilizations.

Please note: THIS IS AN IN-CLASS EXAM. YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO USE NOTES, BOOKS OR ANY OTHER DEVICES DURING THE TEST. ANY USE OF ELECTRONIC DEVICES WILL BE CONSIDERED CHEATING AND WILL RESULT IN AN AUTOMATIC ZERO ON THE MIDTERM.


Ancient Palestine

Monotheism

Three Patriarchs

The Covenant

Moses

Passover

Saul, David, Solomon

Jerusalem

Exodus from Egypt

The Babylonian Exile

Torah/Synagogue

The Promised Land

The Day of Judgment

The Messiah

Hellenization

Accommodation v. Resistance

“Book of Deuteronomy”

Hanukkah

Roman Rule

Social stratification

Patriarchy

Hereditary Secession

Indo-European

Semitic

Monotheism/Polytheism

Diaspora

 

Bronze, Iron technology

Greece:

Hellenization

Hellenistic Empires

Population and Geography

Philip of Macedon

Alexander the Great

Phalanx

Delian League

Peloponnesian War

Stoicism/Epicureanism

Pisistratus

Greek City-States

Helots

Assembly of citizens

Triremes

Delphi

Athens/Sparta

 

Rome:

Definition of Republic

Geography and ethnic identites

Law of the Twelve Tables

Plebeians/Patricians

Julius Caesar

Augustus Caesar

“Pax Romana”

Fall of the Roman Empire

Christianity

Jesus of Nazareth

Paul of Tarsus

“Radical Egalitarianism”

Constantine

Sadducees/Pharisees/ Essences

Council of Nicaea

Gospel of St. Matthew

Council of Nicea

Catholicism

Pope

Conversion

Islam:

Muhammad

Five Pillars of Islam

Sunni/Shi’i

Qur’an

Slavery and Islam

Ethiopia

Axum:

King Solomon and Sheba

Menelik

King Ezana

 

 

 

 

Document list:

 

 

 

Book of Deuteronomy

Politics by Aristole

Selections from the Medea

The Twelve Tables

Horetensia Speech

Gospel of Saint Matthew

Axum and Ethiopia

Gardens of the Righteous

 

 

 

 

Extra Credit film reviews, CHIS 201

Guidelines for film reviews (two-three pages in length)

You need a strong introduction to the film: explain what it is about, when it is made, and using an argument, describe why the film is significant to history.

The second/third paragraphs should explain the content of the film in more depth.

The next paragraphs should discuss the historical context of the film—what historical events or current issues does the film explore. What does it reveal about the post-war America? What makes this film significant to history?

Avoid the phrases, “I believe or I feel”…If you must use “I”, try using a different verb.

Paper needs to contain a conclusion that summarizes the main points of the paper.

Paragraphs are between 5-8 sentences. (No shorter, no longer)

Be sure to cite any outside sources. Film titles are underlined or in italics. Your paper must be typed, in 12 point font, the heading is single-spaced, but the body is double-spaced.

1). Gladiator (2000)

2). Troy (2004)

3). 300 (2006)

4). Hero  (2002)

5). Alexander (2004)

6). The Ten Commandments (either version)

7). One night with the King (2006)

8). 1492 (1992)

9). The Passion of the Christ (2004)

10). Attila (2001)

 

Writing Assignment #3: The Medea

Writing Assignment #3, due, Friday, October 11.

Construct a 250 word response on the significance of The Medea in terms of ancient history and popular culture. Explain the significance of Euripides’ play and place in historical context. Examine what the tragedy reveals about the Greek history and culture. Also, discuss why you think this particular character has been re-imagined throughout history and popular culture. You must include citations from both the excerpt of “Medea” in the US, Africa and the World Reader and the Upshur Textbook.

 

Respond to each of your colleague. Peer responses are at least 100 words and  most contain substantive material. Place your response on your wordpress.com page.

Map review

List of geographic places to identify for Exam #1

1). Tigris River

2). Euphrates River

3). Nile River

4). Mediterranean Sea

5). Red Sea

6). Iran/Persia

7). Italy

8). Greece

9). Saudi Arabia

10). Egypt

11). Nubia

12).Palestine

13). Black Sea

14). Mesopotamia

15). Turkey

Link to map:http://mrguerriero.blogspot.com/2010/12/blank-maps-of-middle-east.html

Blog assignment #2: Due September 23rd

 

First Civilizations Writing Assignment

 

 

 

1). Define what makes a civilization and how humanity created them.

 

2). Examine and explain the development of civilization in Mesopotamia, Egypt and Nubia.

 

3). Compare and contrast civilization in Egypt and Nubia.

 

 

 

Use must include specific references to the Upshur textbook, as well as The Epic of Gilgamesh, Babylonian Laws, Praise for the Scribes Profession and The Victory Stela of King Piye in your response.

 

 

 

Cite using APA or CMS citation.

 

 

 

Your response must be at length 250 words in length. Please post on your wordpress.com page by September 23. You must response to at least two of your colleagues by Wednesday, September 25th. Each peer response must be substantial, informed, and at least 150 words. Use specific detail from the readings to inform your peer response.

 

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