HUM 200 Project Part Two: Presentation Guidelines and Rubric

Overview We all share common experiences that can be generally classified within the major themes of art. Examples of these themes include love, mortality, identity, truth, and beauty. The representation of these themes through various media reveals central beliefs shared by a common people. The comparison of objects from the humanities with similar themes helps to uncover not only the uniqueness of each respective cultural artifact, but also a shared human consciousness that transcends time and place.

Your project for this course has two parts. In Project Part One, you will complete an exploration document examining two cultural artifacts that you select, identifying a theme common to both of them and developing a thesis statement related to the theme and artifacts. You will also identify an audience who would be interested in your artifacts, theme, and thesis statement. In Project Part Two, you will develop a presentation for your audience. In your presentation, you will discuss the impact of the cultural artifacts, theme, and thesis statement on both individuals and society, supporting your claims with evidence. You will also explain how study of the humanities has impacted you both personally and professionally.

In Project Part Two, you will demonstrate your mastery of the following course outcomes:

● Illustrate the impact of the humanities on personal and professional experiences ● Communicate effectively to specific audiences in examining fundamental aspects of human culture ● Utilize evidence from subjective and objective cultural analysis in drawing conclusions about the impact of cultural artifacts on individuals and society

Prompt Your presentation assignment should answer the following prompt: Based on your exploration document, create a presentation that explains how the humanities have impacted you both personally and professionally and discusses the impact of your theme on your audience.

Specifically, the following critical elements must be addressed:

I. Provide a brief overview of your artifacts, theme, and thesis statement. How are they situated within the domain of the humanities?

II. Explain how the theme, as it is expressed in the cultural artifacts, and thesis statement impact the audience. In other words, how is the theme relevant to members of the audience? Why should the audience care about your thesis statement? Support your response with specific examples from your exploration document.

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III. Describe the evidence from subjective and objective cultural analyses that you have to support your conclusions about the impact of the theme and cultural artifacts on you personally and on your audience. Support your response with specific examples from your exploration document.

IV. Explain why the theme and cultural artifacts are important to you personally. In other words, why did you select these artifacts to study? Why did you select your theme, especially if there are other themes that could apply?

V. Explain how studying the humanities can give you both a personal and professional advantage. In other words, what is the benefit of studying the humanities?

VI. Explain why the humanities are important to society. In other words, what do the humanities tell us about our own culture and experiences? How do the humanities impact us? Support your response with specific examples from your exploration document and your own personal and professional experiences.

VII. Communicate your message in a way that is tailored to your specific audience. For instance, you could consider your vocabulary, your audience’s potential current humanities knowledge or lack thereof, and what is specifically important to the audience.

Project Part Two Rubric

Guidelines for Submission: Upload the PowerPoint file of your presentation that you downloaded from Soomo to the course submission link for instructor grading and feedback. Your presentation should have approximately 5 to 7 slides that include speaker notes.

Critical Elements Exemplary (100%) Proficient (85%) Needs Improvement (55%) Not Evident (0%) Value Overview Meets “Proficient” criteria and

response expertly balances necessary detail with brevity

Provides brief overview of artifacts, theme, and thesis statement and explains how they are situated within the domain of the humanities

Provides brief overview of artifacts, theme, and thesis statement and explains how they are situated within the domain of the humanities but with gaps in detail or clarity

Does not provide brief overview of artifacts, theme, and thesis statement and does not explain how they are situated within the domain of the humanities

13.5

Impact the Audience

Meets “Proficient” criteria and explanation demonstrates sophisticated understanding of relationship between theme and audience

Explains how theme, as it is expressed in cultural artifacts, and thesis statement impact the audience, supporting response with examples from exploration document

Explains how theme, as it is expressed in cultural artifacts, and thesis statement impact the audience, but with gaps in clarity, detail, or support

Does not explain how theme, as it is expressed in cultural artifacts, and thesis statement impact the audience

13.5

Evidence Meets “Proficient” criteria and response demonstrates strong understanding of using evidence from subjective and objective

Describes evidence from subjective and objective cultural analyses that supports conclusions about impact of

Describes evidence from subjective and objective cultural analysis that supports conclusions about impact of

Does not describe evidence from subjective and objective cultural analysis that supports conclusions about impact of

13.5

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Critical Elements Exemplary (100%) Proficient (85%) Needs Improvement (55%) Not Evident (0%) Value cultural analyses in drawing conclusions about impact of cultural artifacts

theme on self and audience, supporting response with examples from exploration document

theme on self and audience but with gaps in clarity, detail, or support

theme on self and audience

Personally Meets “Proficient” criteria and explanation demonstrates keen insight into impact of humanities on personal experiences

Explains why theme and cultural artifacts are personally important

Explains why theme and cultural artifacts are personally important but with gaps in clarity or detail

Does not explain why theme and cultural artifacts are personally important

13.5

Studying the Humanities

Meets “Proficient” criteria and response demonstrates deep understanding of relationship between humanities and personal and professional experiences

Explains how studying the humanities can give both a personal and professional advantage

Explains how studying the humanities can give both a personal and professional advantage but with gaps in clarity or detail

Does not explain how studying the humanities can give both a personal and professional advantage

13.5

Humanities Meets “Proficient” criteria and explanation demonstrates keen insight into importance of humanities

Explains why the humanities are important to society, supporting response with examples from exploration document and personal and professional experience

Explains why the humanities are important to society but with gaps in clarity, detail, or support

Does not explain why the humanities are important to society

13.5

Message Meets “Proficient” criteria and presentation demonstrates understanding of effectively communicating with specific audiences by tailoring message

Communicates message effectively in a way that is tailored to specific audience

Communicates message to audience but communication is not effective or is not tailored to specific audience

Does not communicate message to audience

13.5

Articulation of Response

Submission is free of errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, and organization and is presented in a professional and easy-to-read format

Submission has no major errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, or organization

Submission has major errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, or organization that negatively impact readability and articulation of main ideas

Submission has critical errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, or organization that prevent understanding of ideas

5.5

Total 100%

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