The American Enlightenment - Essay Prowess

The American Enlightenment

  

To begin your Individual Reflective Project this semester, worth 25% of your overall grade in our class, you will need to follow the steps below.

First, you will need to simply read through the following various topics.  This is a list of some specific areas of study in the humanities:

Democracy

The American Enlightenment

Poetics

Prehistoric Archaeology

Multicultural Literature

The Italian Renaissance

Normativity

Chicano Literature

Medieval Christianity

The Novel

Comics

African American Literature

Medical Humanities

Next, consider the topics listed above.  Of the topics listed, which three seem most interesting to you?  Write down the three topics you are interested in or would like to learn more about.

Then, access and view the videos for each topic you are interested in as addressed by the Stanford Humanities Center (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. here from their series on Defining the Humanities (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. (each video is about 6 minutes long):

Democracy (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

The American Enlightenment (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Poetics (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Prehistoric Archaeology (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Multicultural Literature (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

The Italian Renaissance (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Normativity (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Chicano Literature (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Medieval Christianity (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

The Novel (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Comics (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

African American Literature (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Medical Humanities (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Finally, you’ll want to narrow your topic choice down to just one of the topics listed above and then follow the instructions provided in the Individual Reflection Project Instructions page.

Your Individual Reflective Project for our class will ask you to review the topics listed above, select one topic and submit a Power Point document according to the instructions provided on the next pages.