That you write original answers to two of the three questions asked.
A minimum 300 word answer for each question that addresses all parts of the prompt.
That you integrate key ideas encountered in the readings, lectures, and films in answering the questions and cite relevant passages from the assigned readings and films to support your claims.
Use of parenthetic citations when paraphrasing or quoting the reading (with page numbers or video time).
That answers are clearly labeled to indicate which questions you are answering.
Answer TWO of the three discussion questions below. Clearly identify which questions you are answering.
For this question, we will focus on a comparison and contrast of early American civilization creation stories, specifically the Aztec creation stories, with the European creation story from Christianity. What we want to compare are the ideas about the relationship between God and humanity as depicted through art. It’s not necessary to retell the stories in this discussion. We will all have read the material. Focus on similarities and differences in the meaning of the stories. How does each civilization view the creator and creation? the roles of women? the relationship between humanity and the divine?
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Who was Guaman Poma and what relationship did he have with the Spanish Conquistadors who came to colonize the New World and rule over its peoples? What contribution has he made to modern discussions of freedom, liberty, and modern political and social organization? Do you think Guaman Poma’s work supports or contradicts the idea that Europeans brought civilization and political organization to the Incas? What did Europeans bring?
Discuss the three major West African Kingdoms of the Early Modern Period. Focus on the major forms of artistic expression of these kingdoms. What is the Griot tradition? How are literature, creative expression and history linked in the storytelling tradition of the Griot?