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Choose an artifact and then analyze it (in 2-3 pages) using the four steps provided for analyzing artifacts. Build your problem-solving skills by following the steps to analyze cultural artifacts and articulate your own self- and social-awareness through looking at the experiences of yours and others.
Introduction
The calling of the humanities is to make us truly human in the best sense of the word.
– J. Irwin Miller, Industrialist
What makes humans… human? Part of the answer lies in the very different ways we express ourselves and our experiences (through art, architecture, music, religion, literature, and more). With over 7.6 billion people on planet Earth, understanding how those expressions connect and distinguish us from one another is a critical part of becoming better citizens of the world (U.S. Census Bureau, n.d.).
Just a few generations ago, the odds of people interacting from completely different backgrounds or communities were small. But in today’s digital world, we have instant access to communities and cultures unlike our own. As we all come together to live, work, and share experiences, it is becoming even more important that we understand our perspectives and the perspectives of others so that we can all collaborate when facing complex issues.
In this course, you’ll explore how different cultures and groups demonstrate their unique perspectives on what it means to be human. As you do, you’ll discover how broadening your perspective will help you better collaborate with others and solve problems in today’s global world. Overall, you’ll develop three skills that will help you adapt to a global world. They are:
Problem-solving: As you examine the art, literature, and music of other cultures, you’ll use critical thinking to frame problems, explain other people’s viewpoints, and create solutions informed by diverse and ethical perspectives.
Relationship building: While learning about cultures across different time periods, you will discover that even the earliest humans understood the importance of working with others.
Self-awareness and social awareness: Recognizing your thoughts, emotions, and intentions is a uniquely human trait, which is why it is fundamental to the study of humanities. By managing your responses to unfamiliar experiences and being open to new perspectives, you will better understand the people you encounter in your personal and professional life.
As you use these skills together, you’ll become better equipped to build collaborative relationships and solve diverse problems in a global workplace. You’ll also gain the awareness you need to recognize how social and cultural differences may impact the ways you interact with others.
In this assessment, you’ll learn more about the benefits of studying humanities and discover how you can strengthen your problem-solving, relationship-building, and self- and social-awareness skills in this course and beyond.
If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.
– Wayne Dyer, author, and motivational speaker
Tacos or lasagna. Sushi or curry. Pickles or kimchi. The foods we were exposed to as kids—by our families, communities, religions, and geographical locations—shape our preferences as adults. And it’s not just about food. Our backgrounds influence the perspectives we have on music, literature, television, art, and more. By acknowledging this influence, we become better able to consider how the perspectives of others with different cultural backgrounds might also differ from our own.
In this assessment, you will also strengthen your problem-solving and self- and social-awareness skills by exploring strategies that will help you examine artifacts from other cultures more objectively. Being able to recognize how perspectives affect the way we see the world will also help you better understand other points of view so you can tackle the challenges you face at home, work, and school and make the best decisions for your future.
Changing your perspectives will not only transform you but also the whole world.
– Ji-Hae Park, violinist
Who was your favorite musician when you were a child? Are you still a fan of that artist today? You may still be an avid admirer, or you may cringe at the music you used to love. Either way, your perspective of that artist has probably changed over time. Your perspectives on music, art, culture, and more are constantly evolving as you grow, meet new people, have new experiences, travel, and learn more about the world around you.
Lastly, in this assessment, you will also continue to strengthen your problem-solving skills as you examine the personal and cultural experiences that influence the choices you make. You’ll also hone your self- and social-awareness skills by learning how to manage your reactions to things that may initially surprise you. As you explore more about your perspectives and how they are influenced by your experiences, you’ll be better able to consider new perspectives, look at cultural artifacts objectively, and navigate through difficult issues at work or with friends.
Now get ready to explore other cultures, broaden your perspective, and discover what makes humans… human.
References
BrainyQuote. (n.d.). Ji-Hae Park quotes. https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/jihae_park_567503
BrainyQuote. (n.d.). J. Irwin Miller quotes. https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/j_irwin_miller_201641
BrainyQuote. (n.d.). Wayne Dyer quotes. https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/wayne_dyer_384143
Overview
This assessment allows you to practice your problem-solving and self/social-awareness skills as you analyze how your personal experiences and perspective influence how you make decisions when examining artifacts that illustrate diverse and ethical perspectives.
You will choose a cultural artifact and, in a 2–3 pages of writing, analyze it using the strategies you’ve learned from the provided resources. You’ll explore how your personal experiences and perspective may have influenced your reaction to the artifact. By using these strategies, you’ll:
Be better equipped with information to help you make more objective and informed decisions.
Solve complex problems and think through situations related to diversity and ethics.
Build relationships and collaborate in the workplace and at home.
As you follow these steps to analyze a cultural artifact, you are actively practicing the process of thinking through a problem and breaking it down into its parts.
Additionally, self-awareness, social awareness, and articulation are critical in navigating the workplace and working with others, whether at work or home. This assessment will leverage what you have learned about the human experience and understand what perspectives you hold and how they impact the choices and decisions you make.
Instructions
1. Start by writing an introductory paragraph that states which artifact you chose.
Describe the artifact itself. Identify additional information about the artifact such as the artist or musician, when it was created, and materials used.
If it’s a painting, what materials were used?
If it’s a piece of music, how long is the piece?
Explain what about it appealed to you, including things about yourself that might influence why you chose it.
2. Describe the historical and artistic contexts of the artifact.
Describe the historical context such as the time period, the place, and reasons why the artist might have had for creating the artifact.
Describe the artistic context such as the visual and aural techniques and symbols. Include reasons that explain why these techniques were used.
3. Connect to the cultural values conveyed through the artifact.
Identify two cultural values that you believe the artist was trying to convey through the artifact.
Relate the artist’s cultural values to your own. Examine the similarities or differences that you see between your cultural values and the artist’s cultural values.
4. Reflect on what you learned about how culture shapes our perspectives and impacts the decisions you make about the meaning of the cultural
artifact.
Explain how your cultural perspective shaped your response and connection with the artifact.
5. Write in a well-organized and concise manner that adheres to the rules of grammar, usage, mechanics, and formatting.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Your submission should meet the following requirements:
Length: 2–3 pages of text, in addition to a title page and reference page.
Written communication: Written communication should be free of errors that detract from the overall message.
Formatting: Format your submission in APA style, with a title page, double spacing, and a reference page.
Citations: Properly cite sources according to APA rules. Review Evidence and APA for more information on how to cite your sources.
Competencies Measured
By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and scoring guide criteria:
Competency 1: Analyze personal cultural bias.
Describe one’s reactions to the artifact including the artistic elements, time period, and materials used to create the artifact.
Competency 3: Analyze cultural differences and similarities of people globally.
Identify two cultural values conveyed through the artifact.
Competency 4: Analyze the role of culture and artistic expression in human thought and behavior.
Describe the historical and artistic contexts of the artifact.
Interpret the meaning of the artifact using the historical and artistic contexts to support the interpretation.
Reflect on the learnings on how culture shapes one’s perspectives and impacts the decisions one makes about the meaning of the cultural artifact.
Competency 5: Address assessment purpose in a well-organized text incorporating appropriate evidence and tone in grammatically sound sentences
Write in a well-organized and concise manner that adheres to the rules of grammar, usage, and mechanics.
Second part:
Comparative Analysis and Reflection
Analyze the differences and similarities between two cultures using your selected cultural artifacts. Choose from two lenses with which to examine these cultures: how these cultures approach decision-making and problem-solving or their customs and traditions.
Introduction
Look at situations from all angles, and you will become more open.
– Dalai Lama, spiritual leader
Have you ever had a problem, such as a leaky faucet, an issue with a family member, or a school assignment, that you just couldn’t solve? You might have tried and tried to come up with an answer, growing more frustrated as time went on. Perhaps, you then asked someone else for help, and they immediately came up with the perfect solution. Baffled, you may have thought to yourself, “How did they do that?” The answer is often that the other person simply looked at the problem differently. And many times, a different point of view is exactly what you need to find a solution.
In this assessment, you will further develop your problem-solving skills by exploring how different people and cultures approach making decisions and resolving conflicts. By looking at a single problem from multiple perspectives, you will find more creative solutions to complex issues at home, school, and work. You will also continue to improve your self- and social-awareness skills as you explore how your perspective may be biased and how that bias affects the way you process information.
Most of my important lessons about life have come from recognizing how others from a different culture view things.
– Edgar H. Schein, organizational psychologist
If you’ve ever wondered why people from different cultures think and do things differently than you, here’s your chance to satisfy your curiosity about customs, traditions, religious beliefs, and more. While you work through this assessment, you’ll strengthen your problem-solving and self- and social-awareness skills by exploring cultural similarities and differences, which will allow you to understand where other people are coming from. Exploring and thinking critically about how friends, peers, colleagues, and even strangers from different backgrounds view the world can make you more empathetic and understanding. And applying this empathy and understanding will ultimately help you build the successful, collaborative relationships that are critical to your personal and professional success. You’ll continue to cultivate your problem-solving skills as you compare and contrast cultures around the world and develop critical thinking strategies to understand the perspectives and behaviors of others. You’ll also strengthen your self- and social-awareness skills by exploring how your personal and cultural experiences influence your opinions and choices.
The universe is made of stories, not atoms.
– Muriel Rukeyser, poet
Storytelling transcends all cultures, time periods, and geographic regions. That’s why the ancient Greeks built huge amphitheaters and why you find yourself saying “just one more episode!” as you devour the new season of your favorite TV show. So it’s not surprising that understanding the stories we tell is a critical part of the study of humanities.
In all of this, you will further develop your problem-solving skills by exploring stories from different cultures. By learning about common storytelling themes and values (and their differences and similarities), you will discover more ways to think critically about perspectives.
References
BrainyQuote. (n.d.). Dalai Lama quotes. https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/dalai_lama_446750
Goodreads. (n.d.). Edgar H. Schein quotes. https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/43958.Edgar_H_Schein
Wikiquote. (n.d.). Muriel Rukeyser. https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Muriel_Rukeyser
Overview
This assessment will look more closely at the means of expression.
There is a tradition of artistic interpretation that stresses expression as the main goal of artworks. Whether it’s a painting, a film, a novel, a play, music, or a piece of sculpture, an artwork can give expression to ideas and emotions that can be difficult to express in ordinary words. We’ve seen that artworks convey aspects of culture and family tradition. But they can also express and communicate religious ideas and feelings, or political struggles. And a work of art can express the personal experiences and inner life of the artist who created it. A work of art can do all of this in a way that connects the viewer or audience to the artist. Some see this type of connection as the closest we can get to experiencing the inner life of another person.
To get an idea of the means artworks have available for expression, consider how a representational painting conveys much more than what’s directly represented (for example, a human figure or mountainscape). A painter can use color, line, shading, and composition (arrangement of forms) to express ideas and emotions about what’s depicted in the painting.
Instructions
For this assessment, you will choose an artwork to analyze as a means of expression. Remember, a work of art can be a painting, a poem, a film, a piece of music, a story, or more. In 2–3 pages, you’ll write about what is expressed and will also need to pay careful attention to the detail of the artwork to identify how the expression occurs.
Give a description of the artwork you’ve chosen. What form does it take (music, painting, short story, etc.)? Be sure to name the artist (or artists) and say something about the historical context of its creation.
Explain/describe the work of art you’ve selected
If the work depicts a subject or event (like representational paintings, sculptures, stories, or films do) describe what is depicted. If the artwork is non-representational (like an abstract painting or sculpture, music, or architecture) you can simply say that it is non-representational.
Explain two or three things that the artwork expresses, beyond whatever is directly depicted in the work (if it is representational). What ideas, moods, emotions, feelings, hopes, aspirations, or states of mind do you think the artist is trying to express? If the work is representational, perhaps the artist is expressing certain feelings about what’s depicted (e.g., grief, anger, or joy).
Describe at least three features of the work that have an expressive power. Here you can focus on qualities like color, line, shape, composition, light and shading, sound, and so forth. These are the aspects of the work that do the job of communicating to the viewer or listener something that can’t easily be expressed in ordinary language.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Your submission should meet the following requirements:
Length: 2–3 pages of text, in addition to a title page and reference page.
Written communication: Written communication should be free of errors that detract from the overall message.
Formatting: Format your submission in APA style, with a title page, double spacing, and a reference page.
Citations: Properly cite sources according to APA rules. Review Evidence and APA for more information on how to cite your sources.

 

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