HUM 111 Week 3 Discussion

HUM 111 Week 3 Discussion

 

 

HUM 111 Week 3 Discussion

“Rome’s Major Urban Structures” Please respond to the following, using sources under the Explore heading as the basis of your response:

  • Select one (1) of the following famous ancient Roman structures that you find most fascinating: Colosseum, Circus Maximus, Pantheon, insulae, or bath complexes. After exploring the related resource(s) below on Rome, describe one (1) structure that you found most fascinating. Identify two (2) specific aspects of the structure in question, and make a comparison to specific aspects of modern urban life.

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  • Chapter 6 (pp. 174-5, 185-187, 191-211), Roman architecture
  • Colosseum images at http://www.the-colosseum.net/architecture/amphitheatrum-en.htm
  • Circus Maximusimages at http://www.vroma.org/~bmcmanus/circus.html and http://romancolosseum.org/circus-maximus-in-rome/
  • Circus Maximusarticle at http://penelope.uchicago.edu/~grout/encyclopaedia_romana/circusmaximus/circusmaximus.html
  • Roman bath complexes at http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/lostempires/roman/day.htmlClick on the numbers for a stroll through the Baths of Caracalla

 

 

HUM 111 Week 3 Discussion

“Rome’s Major Urban Structures” Please respond to the following, using sources under the Explore heading as the basis of your response:

  • Select one (1) of the following famous ancient Roman structures that you find most fascinating: Colosseum, Circus Maximus, Pantheon, insulae, or bath complexes. After exploring the related resource(s) below on Rome, describe one (1) structure that you found most fascinating. Identify two (2) specific aspects of the structure in question, and make a comparison to specific aspects of modern urban life.

Need a little help understanding what I’m looking for in the discussion this week?  Just Rome’s Major Urban Structures

  • Chapter 6 (pp. 174-5, 185-187, 191-211), Roman architecture
  • Colosseum images at http://www.the-colosseum.net/architecture/amphitheatrum-en.htm
  • Circus Maximusimages at http://www.vroma.org/~bmcmanus/circus.html and http://romancolosseum.org/circus-maximus-in-rome/
  • Circus Maximusarticle at http://penelope.uchicago.edu/~grout/encyclopaedia_romana/circusmaximus/circusmaximus.html
  • Roman bath complexes at http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/lostempires/roman/day.htmlClick on the numbers for a stroll through the Baths of Caracalla

 

 

HUM 111 Week 3 Discussion

“Rome’s Major Urban Structures” Please respond to the following, using sources under the Explore heading as the basis of your response:

  • Select one (1) of the following famous ancient Roman structures that you find most fascinating: Colosseum, Circus Maximus, Pantheon, insulae, or bath complexes. After exploring the related resource(s) below on Rome, describe one (1) structure that you found most fascinating. Identify two (2) specific aspects of the structure in question, and make a comparison to specific aspects of modern urban life.

Need a little help understanding what I’m looking for in the discussion this week?  Just Rome’s Major Urban Structures

  • Chapter 6 (pp. 174-5, 185-187, 191-211), Roman architecture
  • Colosseum images at http://www.the-colosseum.net/architecture/amphitheatrum-en.htm
  • Circus Maximusimages at http://www.vroma.org/~bmcmanus/circus.html and http://romancolosseum.org/circus-maximus-in-rome/
  • Circus Maximusarticle at http://penelope.uchicago.edu/~grout/encyclopaedia_romana/circusmaximus/circusmaximus.html
  • Roman bath complexes at http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/lostempires/roman/day.htmlClick on the numbers for a stroll through the Baths of Caracalla

 

 

HUM 111 Week 3 Discussion

“Rome’s Major Urban Structures” Please respond to the following, using sources under the Explore heading as the basis of your response:

  • Select one (1) of the following famous ancient Roman structures that you find most fascinating: Colosseum, Circus Maximus, Pantheon, insulae, or bath complexes. After exploring the related resource(s) below on Rome, describe one (1) structure that you found most fascinating. Identify two (2) specific aspects of the structure in question, and make a comparison to specific aspects of modern urban life.

Need a little help understanding what I’m looking for in the discussion this week?  Just Rome’s Major Urban Structures

  • Chapter 6 (pp. 174-5, 185-187, 191-211), Roman architecture
  • Colosseum images at http://www.the-colosseum.net/architecture/amphitheatrum-en.htm
  • Circus Maximusimages at http://www.vroma.org/~bmcmanus/circus.html and http://romancolosseum.org/circus-maximus-in-rome/
  • Circus Maximusarticle at http://penelope.uchicago.edu/~grout/encyclopaedia_romana/circusmaximus/circusmaximus.html
  • Roman bath complexes at http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/lostempires/roman/day.htmlClick on the numbers for a stroll through the Baths of Caracalla

HUM 111 WEEK 2 QUIZ 1

HUM 111 Week 2 Discussion

HUM 111 Week 2 Discussion

 

“Ancient Greece and Athletics” Please respond to the following, using sources under the Explore heading as the basis of your response:

  • Describe the ancient Greek competitive character, and compare the ancient Olympics (as a festival featuring athletics) to the Olympics today, identifying any major differences. Explain what the Olympic rules regarding females and evidence, such as the “running girl” artifact, reveal about female status and Greek athletics in particular Greek city-states.

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Ancient Greek Athletics and Female Status

 

 

 

“Ancient Greece and Athletics” Please respond to the following, using sources under the Explore heading as the basis of your response:

  • Describe the ancient Greek competitive character, and compare the ancient Olympics (as a festival featuring athletics) to the Olympics today, identifying any major differences. Explain what the Olympic rules regarding females and evidence, such as the “running girl” artifact, reveal about female status and Greek athletics in particular Greek city-states.

Explore

Ancient Greek Athletics and Female Status

 

 

 

“Ancient Greece and Athletics” Please respond to the following, using sources under the Explore heading as the basis of your response:

  • Describe the ancient Greek competitive character, and compare the ancient Olympics (as a festival featuring athletics) to the Olympics today, identifying any major differences. Explain what the Olympic rules regarding females and evidence, such as the “running girl” artifact, reveal about female status and Greek athletics in particular Greek city-states.

Explore

Ancient Greek Athletics and Female Status

 

 

 

HUM 111 Week 1 Discussion

HUM 111 Week 1 Discussion

 

 

HUM 111 Week 1 Discussion

 

 

 

 

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“Myths in Neolithic Cultures Around the Globe” Please respond to the following, using sources under the Explore heading as the basis of your response:

  • Describe the functions of ancient myths, using examples from two (2) different neolithic cultures, and comment on whether myth is inherently fictional. Using modern examples, discuss ways modern belief systems, secular or religious, function for modern cultures in a similar fashion.

Explore

Neolithic societies and myths

  • Chapter 1 (pp. 6-8. 18-23, 29), myths in prehistory and early cultures
  • Ancient myths in regions around the globe at http://www.windows2universe.org/mythology/worldmap_new.htmland http://www.pantheon.org/areas/mythology/.

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HUM 111 Week 1 Discussion

“Myths in Neolithic Cultures Around the Globe” Please respond to the following, using sources under the Explore heading as the basis of your response:

  • Describe the functions of ancient myths, using examples from two (2) different neolithic cultures, and comment on whether myth is inherently fictional. Using modern examples, discuss ways modern belief systems, secular or religious, function for modern cultures in a similar fashion.

Explore

Neolithic societies and myths

  • Chapter 1 (pp. 6-8. 18-23, 29), myths in prehistory and early cultures
  • Ancient myths in regions around the globe at http://www.windows2universe.org/mythology/worldmap_new.htmland http://www.pantheon.org/areas/mythology/.

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HUM 111 Week 1 Discussion

“Myths in Neolithic Cultures Around the Globe” Please respond to the following, using sources under the Explore heading as the basis of your response:

  • Describe the functions of ancient myths, using examples from two (2) different neolithic cultures, and comment on whether myth is inherently fictional. Using modern examples, discuss ways modern belief systems, secular or religious, function for modern cultures in a similar fashion.

Explore

Neolithic societies and myths

  • Chapter 1 (pp. 6-8. 18-23, 29), myths in prehistory and early cultures
  • Ancient myths in regions around the globe at http://www.windows2universe.org/mythology/worldmap_new.htmland http://www.pantheon.org/areas/mythology/.

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HUM 111 Week 5 Discussion

HUM 111 Week 5 Discussion

Muslim Structures and Pilgrimage” Please respond to the following, using sources under the Explore heading as the basis of your response:

  • Describe the main purpose of the Hajj in the Muslim faith, and identify two (2) specific aspects of the Hajj that you find fascinating or significant. Next, explain the association between Muhammad and the area of the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem. Lastly, describe the sacred art of Islam’s key qualities, and explain the fundamental reasons why Muslim artists of sacred works are reluctant to include images of humans (i.e., at least in sacred areas). Think of a place of worship (of any religion) today, and explain which type of artistic tradition would be more conducive to worship: Byzantine art (Chapter 8), Hindu art (Chapter 7), or Muslim art (Chapter 9).

 

 

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Muslim Structures and Pilgrimage

  • Chapter 9 (pp. 288-295, 306-308), Dome of the Rock, Hajj, calligraphy, art (pp. 274-7), Christian mosaics in Ravenna; review the Week 5 Music Folder
  • National Geographicon the Hajj at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jM81wroj_MQ
  • Walking tour of Jerusalem’s Dome of the Rock and structures around it at http://www.saudiaramcoworld.com/issue/200901/al-haram/tour.htm. (Focus on what you wish; the entire tour is lengthy)

 

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Week 5 Discussion – “Muslim Structures and Pilgrimage”

 

HUM 111 Week 5 Discussion

Muslim Structures and Pilgrimage” Please respond to the following, using sources under the Explore heading as the basis of your response:

  • Describe the main purpose of the Hajj in the Muslim faith, and identify two (2) specific aspects of the Hajj that you find fascinating or significant. Next, explain the association between Muhammad and the area of the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem. Lastly, describe the sacred art of Islam’s key qualities, and explain the fundamental reasons why Muslim artists of sacred works are reluctant to include images of humans (i.e., at least in sacred areas). Think of a place of worship (of any religion) today, and explain which type of artistic tradition would be more conducive to worship: Byzantine art (Chapter 8), Hindu art (Chapter 7), or Muslim art (Chapter 9).

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Muslim Structures and Pilgrimage

  • Chapter 9 (pp. 288-295, 306-308), Dome of the Rock, Hajj, calligraphy, art (pp. 274-7), Christian mosaics in Ravenna; review the Week 5 Music Folder
  • National Geographicon the Hajj at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jM81wroj_MQ
  • Walking tour of Jerusalem’s Dome of the Rock and structures around it at http://www.saudiaramcoworld.com/issue/200901/al-haram/tour.htm. (Focus on what you wish; the entire tour is lengthy)

 

Template for Week 5 Discussion – please use the headings provided to focus your discussion. Remember to respond to at least 2 other student posts to maximize your points, thanks: 

Week 5 Discussion – “Muslim Structures and Pilgrimage”

 

HUM 111 Week 5 Discussion

Muslim Structures and Pilgrimage” Please respond to the following, using sources under the Explore heading as the basis of your response:

  • Describe the main purpose of the Hajj in the Muslim faith, and identify two (2) specific aspects of the Hajj that you find fascinating or significant. Next, explain the association between Muhammad and the area of the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem. Lastly, describe the sacred art of Islam’s key qualities, and explain the fundamental reasons why Muslim artists of sacred works are reluctant to include images of humans (i.e., at least in sacred areas). Think of a place of worship (of any religion) today, and explain which type of artistic tradition would be more conducive to worship: Byzantine art (Chapter 8), Hindu art (Chapter 7), or Muslim art (Chapter 9).

Need a little help understanding what I’m looking for in the discussion this week?  Just watch this video for a little extra help:

Muslim Structures and Pilgrimage

  • Chapter 9 (pp. 288-295, 306-308), Dome of the Rock, Hajj, calligraphy, art (pp. 274-7), Christian mosaics in Ravenna; review the Week 5 Music Folder
  • National Geographicon the Hajj at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jM81wroj_MQ
  • Walking tour of Jerusalem’s Dome of the Rock and structures around it at http://www.saudiaramcoworld.com/issue/200901/al-haram/tour.htm. (Focus on what you wish; the entire tour is lengthy)

 

Template for Week 5 Discussion – please use the headings provided to focus your discussion. Remember to respond to at least 2 other student posts to maximize your points, thanks: 

Week 5 Discussion – “Muslim Structures and Pilgrimage”

HUM 111 WEEK 4 QUIZ 3

HUM 111 Week 4 Discussion

HUM 111 Week 4 Discussion

 

HUM 111 Week 4 Discussion

“China and its Great Wall” Please respond to the following, using sources under the Explore heading as the basis of your response:

  • Describe two (2) specific aspects about the Great Wall of China, such as facts about its size, length, purposes, varied materials, labor force, and its phases of construction. Consider the various purposes of such a wall and its impact for good or bad, and compare the Chinese wall in this respect to some specific wall of more modern times.

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China and Its Great Wall

  • Chapter 7 (pp. 216-218, 225), early phases, (pp. 617-618) later phase
  • Explore wall interactively at http://www.airpano.ru/files/China-Great-Wall/2-2
  • Video at http://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/other-shows/videos/discovery-atlas-china-revealed-the-great-wall.htm
  • UNESCO article at http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/438
  • “China’s Wall Less Great in View from Space” article at http://www.nasa.gov/vision/space/workinginspace/great_wall.html

 

Template for Week 4 Discussion:  Please feel free to use this template to help guide and focus your discussion for Week 4.  Remember to respond to at least 2 other student posts to maximize your points, thanks: 

Hello Class and Dr. Curran, here is my main post for the Week 4 Discussion, I hope you enjoy it

Two interesting facts about the Great Wall

  • This part is pretty easy just assess any of the following
  • such as facts about its size, length, purposes, varied materials, labor force, and its phases of construction
  • be pretty specific here, don’t just list a fact, but also assess why you think these facts are impressive or cool

What was the purpose of the Wall and how successful was it?

  • This part requires a bit of thought.  Walls are much more than just physical barriers, they also mark clearly defining boundaries for cultures and they are also symbolic and psychological barriers as well.  Think about how the ancient Chinese felt when they saw this Wall as well as how outsiders (particularly the Mongols) felt about seeing this.  Did it signify the superiority of China?  Did it mark a clear line between civilized society and barbarians?

Examples of other more modern examples of walls and their uses

  • Lots to choose from here, so feel free to explore.  Some easy ones to discuss might include Hadrian’s Wall, the Berlin Wall, or even the proposed wall that President Trump wants to put up on the border with Mexico.  Do more than  just list one, talk about your example in some detail and assess how it compares (in purpose, design, and scope) to the Great Wall

And of course, remember to respond to at least two other student’s postings

 

 

 

HUM 111 Week 4 Assignment 1

HUM 111 Week 4 Assignment 1

 

 

Assignment 1: Essay – Exploring Ancient Mysteries

Due Week 4 and worth 100 points

Choose one (1) of the topics below and develop a three to four (3-4) paragraph essay (of at least 250-500 words) which adequately address the topic you have chosen.

Topic Choices

 

 

 

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  • There have been many theories regarding how the pyramids at Giza were constructed. Most experts agree that they were constructed as burial monuments for pharaohs, but “how” these ancient people constructed monuments of such great size without modern machinery is a mystery which is still being debated.
  • No one can say for certain what happened to the great urban Mayan civilization, but theories abound and include varied possible alternatives to explain the relatively abrupt and mysterious disappearance of the Mayan civilization.
  • Tutankhamen died young, at approximately eighteen (18) years of age. However, his cause of death has been the subject of quite varied scholarly theories and conclusions. Did he die of an injury, of illness, of murder, or something else?.
  • Minoan Crete was a major civilization in its time, but several theories have been advanced to explain its demise, including speculations associating it with mythical Atlantis. What were the causes of Minoan Civilization’s decline?
  • Great Zimbabwe is an enormous complex of structures in East Africa. Since the builders and occupants left no written records, several theories have developed as to the identity of its builders and the functions of the structures. Which theory makes the most sense?
  • The monumental size and complexity of the Tomb of Shihuangdi is astounding, yet its location and construction details were to be kept secret. What was the emperor’s purpose for such an elaborate, secret burial place?
  • Other topic choice recommended and approved by the professor and supported by the grading rubric.

Write a three to four (3-4) paragraph paper in which you:

  1. Clearly state the “mystery” and provide a brief summary of at least two (2) reasonable and scholarly theories which could explain the mystery. Because some theories may sound far-fetched, include the source or promoter of each theory – such as a scientist, a historian, a theologian, etc.
  2. After summarizing at least two (2) scholarly theories, identify one (1) of the theories as the most plausible and provide at least two (2) convincing reasons why the theory you have chosen is the best one to explain the mystery. This will involve some critical reasoning skills on your part.
  3. Use at least two (2) sources plus the class textbook. (Three [3] sources total as the minimum) Note:Wikipedia and other similar Websites do not qualify as academic resources. You are highly encouraged to use the Resource Center tab at the top of your Blackboard page.

 

 

Assignment 1: Essay – Exploring Ancient Mysteries

Due Week 4 and worth 100 points

Choose one (1) of the topics below and develop a three to four (3-4) paragraph essay (of at least 250-500 words) which adequately address the topic you have chosen.

Topic Choices

  • There have been many theories regarding how the pyramids at Giza were constructed. Most experts agree that they were constructed as burial monuments for pharaohs, but “how” these ancient people constructed monuments of such great size without modern machinery is a mystery which is still being debated.
  • No one can say for certain what happened to the great urban Mayan civilization, but theories abound and include varied possible alternatives to explain the relatively abrupt and mysterious disappearance of the Mayan civilization.
  • Tutankhamen died young, at approximately eighteen (18) years of age. However, his cause of death has been the subject of quite varied scholarly theories and conclusions. Did he die of an injury, of illness, of murder, or something else?.
  • Minoan Crete was a major civilization in its time, but several theories have been advanced to explain its demise, including speculations associating it with mythical Atlantis. What were the causes of Minoan Civilization’s decline?
  • Great Zimbabwe is an enormous complex of structures in East Africa. Since the builders and occupants left no written records, several theories have developed as to the identity of its builders and the functions of the structures. Which theory makes the most sense?
  • The monumental size and complexity of the Tomb of Shihuangdi is astounding, yet its location and construction details were to be kept secret. What was the emperor’s purpose for such an elaborate, secret burial place?
  • Other topic choice recommended and approved by the professor and supported by the grading rubric.

Write a three to four (3-4) paragraph paper in which you:

  1. Clearly state the “mystery” and provide a brief summary of at least two (2) reasonable and scholarly theories which could explain the mystery. Because some theories may sound far-fetched, include the source or promoter of each theory – such as a scientist, a historian, a theologian, etc.
  2. After summarizing at least two (2) scholarly theories, identify one (1) of the theories as the most plausible and provide at least two (2) convincing reasons why the theory you have chosen is the best one to explain the mystery. This will involve some critical reasoning skills on your part.
  3. Use at least two (2) sources plus the class textbook. (Three [3] sources total as the minimum) Note:Wikipedia and other similar Websites do not qualify as academic resources. You are highly encouraged to use the Resource Center tab at the top of your Blackboard page.

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