Field: Reading

  • Next consider the following and be prepared to write your answers to ALL of the following four questions.
  • For each answer to the questions below, include information from your text book, PLUS web information.

1.What are the characteristics of early Christian art and music according to your text and from websites?

2.What are the characteristics of Islamic art and music according to your text and from websites?

3.What are the characteristics of Indian art and music according to your text and from websites?

Conclude your answer to this question with a good summary paragraph of what you learned, thoughts, reactions, feelings, etc.

THEN:  Select ONE building from EACH culture to compare. Be sure to accurately tell which building you selected from each chapter, and give the name and the figure number where a picture can be found. Then research each part on the web.

What are the similarities among the buildings?

What are the differences among the buildings?

How do these examples of EACH building reflect their cultural values?

Conclude your answer to this question with a good summary paragraph of what you learned, thoughts, reactions, feelings, etc.

THEN: Comparing Philosophies between Christian and Islamic Thinkers

Describe the main thoughts and ideas of Augustine.

Compare Augustine’s main thoughts with those of the Islamic philosophers, Avicenna and Averroes

Discuss how each of these philosophers’ ideas still influence us today. Give specific examples.

Conclude your answer to this question with a good summary paragraph of what you learned, thoughts, reactions, feelings, etc.

THEN: Select one piece of art, music , literature from Chapter 10 that you would like to do more research on and write a report. Find 3 URLs that add information to your topic. Conclude this part of the assignment with a paragraph on what you learned.

Completing your assignment:

  • After you have completed your preparations, write a report that includes all your answers and research for all four questions above. Please use your own words and never copy and paste directly form the web!
  • Be sure to spell and grammar check your paper before submitting it.

This assignment fulfills/supports

  • Module Outcome 1: You will have explored characteristics typical of the three cultures
  • Course Outcome 3: You will have – appreciated and identified differences in the arts from different historical time periods and from different cultures.
  • General Education Competency 1: You will have communicated effectively in writing.

Resources Please refer to your textbook and the WWW

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