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Beauty assignment #2: Theoretical Application

You are Edmund Burke and you find yourself in the year CURRENT YEAR. You want to find out if your ideas about beauty are still useful. Choose a popular contemporary text dealing with beauty and analyze it according to your

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Creativity Essay #2: Dreamwork: Crafting an Argument

Are dreams a valid source of a person’s creative ideas? And if so, how? Use the Toulmin model to assess the theory that dreams spur our creative innovations. Audience: Professionals, including scientists and artists, who are also in the process

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Cultural Identity Assignment #3: Testing a Theory

Family organization, language, and religious beliefs influence the ideas and values expressed through art and literature in and across various communities. The texts we’ve been discussing in class offer different accounts of how these factors influence cultural expression and interaction.

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Memory Essay #2: The Personal and the Historical

You have been invited to speak at this year’s annual gathering of the American Historical Society on the topic of “Personal Memory in the Face of History.”  Using one literary or film source and one theoretical/scientific source from the course

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Page to Stage: Assignment #3: Performance Review: “Why This Play Now??

The third essay assignment for the course asks you to apply your skills of analyzing a play as a written text and your knowledge of the choices playwrights and directors make in adapting and staging plays to a recent production

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Reading Film Assignment #3: Investigative Proposal

You are trying to get a student grant to attend and present at this year’s Society of Cinema & Media Studies conference. The special topic for this year is “Adaptation,” which fits perfectly with your course studies so far. To

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Visual World Assignment #3: Analysis: The Photographic Record

While it is generally accepted that photographic images provide a record of significant moments and events, there is debate among scholars about how the photographic record influences individual understanding of public events. For example, in “Childhood of Human Rights” Sharon

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Writing our Biology Assignment #2: Conference Presentation

Queens College is sponsoring a Healthy Minds conference to promote a healthy lifestyle and strong scholarship for its students and professors.  Since you are known to be interested in both health and writing, the organizers ask you to prepare a

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