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Read the textbook PART 3: Hinduism, chapter 9 (p. 133-146) & chapter 10 (p. 146-

Read the textbook PART 3: Hinduism, chapter 9 (p. 133-146) & chapter 10 (p. 146-156). Submit two separate Precis Paper's, one for chapter 9 and one for chapter 10. Keep in mind the three-part structure described on the syllabus for what constitutes a Precis Paper: Part I is a Summary with a minimum of 5 quotes and page citations, Part II is where you make personal connections, analogies, or discuss how some of the content can be related to something…

The Assignment Watch three additional films, and write a 4-5-page paper discussi

The Assignment Watch three additional films, and write a 4-5-page paper discussing how these films handle a theme in Soviet history that was featured in our weekly discussions. What does a close viewing of these movies tell us about the dynamics of Soviet culture?  In answering this question, you may consider how the three films compare to films that we discussed in class, how the approach to an issue changed over time, and how the films reflect cultural trends outlined…

Ancient River Civilization S.P.R.I.T.E Template complete the chart below. MESOPO

Ancient River Civilization S.P.R.I.T.E Template complete the chart below. MESOPOTAMIA Tigris   and Euphrates Rivers EGYPT Nile   River Valley INDUS   RIVER VALLEY India   and Pakistan EAST   RIVER VALLEY Phoenicians   and Israelites SOCIAL Israelites and Phoenicians shared this area. POLICAL Aryans brought with them the concept of “Rajah.” RELIGION They practiced polytheism and related the pharaoh to a   god. They also believed in life after death. INTELLECT The Israelites followed the Ten Commandments, and the   Phoenicians created an alphabet like we use…

This week we will be exploring possible futures for global governance and the in

This week we will be exploring possible futures for global governance and the international system. I have framed the lectures this week around three possible futures: one in which current global governance arrangements muddle through, one in which the world suffers a dramatic social and political collapse due to the strains of environmental degradation, great power conflict, or some other catastrophe, and one in which the world pursues a project of global political integration that culminates in a world state. …

Art of Your Choice Template Each week in our Weekly Discussion, we ask you to se

Art of Your Choice Template Each week in our Weekly Discussion, we ask you to select a work of art, architecture, music, or writing/performance art that you want to highlight.  In the first week, we ask you to do this with something you already know and like and it can come from any period including the here and now. Include an image of the art, architecture, or the title of the poem, work of writing or music you choose each…

Each week we will be looking at a set period from our past.  Although these are

Each week we will be looking at a set period from our past.  Although these are our ancestors, it will seem like we are studying a distant planet, inhabited by people with the strangest of habits.  Fortunately, these subjects of our observation give us abundant clues about who they are.  Their art, their writing, their technology, the way they do business, the way they govern themselves all feed into a picture we will attempt to paint for ourselves each week.  Understanding who…

Watch the following short videos on terrorism.  Altogether the videos will take

Watch the following short videos on terrorism.  Altogether the videos will take up about 40 minutes. Discuss some of the causes of terrorist activity.  There are many groups with vastly different ideologies who use terrorist tactics.  Are there similar causes behind the different activities of terrorist groups in the videos?  Use the chapter on The Use of Force in the textbook for the class, D'Anieri (2015) to help you. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnP5YgtyyoE&ab_channel=AJ%2B https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_e_KpYIfZAY&ab_channel=AlJazeeraEnglish https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dV5s_NCMBdU&ab_channel=AlJazeeraEnglish https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUeXaPaKF50&ab_channel=Vox Be ready to discuss the videos on Friday.  That will…

Please read a famous essay that the well-known Palestinian scholar and political

Please read a famous essay that the well-known Palestinian scholar and political activist, Edward Said, wrote for Harper’s Magazine in the 1980s. Said, who passed away in 2003, is credited with changing the field of post-colonial studies with his landmark book, Orientalism (1977). In addition to reading the article, please watch this movie about Said made by Al Jazeera when his memoir, Out of Place, was published (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoeymZ6-LnY)  After reading the essay and watching the video please answer the following…

In Humanities 112 we will look at art from the end of the Renaissance to the pre

In Humanities 112 we will look at art from the end of the Renaissance to the present, roughly 1500 to 2021.  We will see what art can tell us about the cultures and people of the time periods we cover.  What can art tell us about ourselves?  Humanities 112 isn’t about memorizing a bunch of facts from the past.  It is about asking questions of the past that will help us with the issues that we face today.  When people…