Sex, Gender, and Popular Culture Spring 2015 Look through popular magazines, and see if you can find advertisements that objectify women in order to sell a product. Alternately, you may use an advertisement on television (but make sure to provide a link to the ad so I can see it!). Study these images then write a paper about objectification that deals with all or some of the following: • What effect(s), if any, do you think the objectification of women’s bodies has on our culture? • Jean Kilbourne states “turning a human being into a thing is almost always the first step toward justifying violence against that person.” What do you think she means by this? Do you agree with her reasoning? Why or why not? • Some people would argue that depicting a woman’s body as an object is a form of art. What is your opinion of this point of view? Explain your reasoning. • Why do you think that women are objectified more often than men are? • How does sexualization and objectification play out differently across racial lines? • Kilbourne explains that the consequences of being objectified are different – and more serious – for women than for men. Do you agree? How is the world different for women than it is for men? How do objectified images of women interact with those in our culture differently from the way images of men do? Why is it important to look at images in the context of the culture? • What is the difference between sexual objectification and sexual subjectification? (Ros Gill ) • How do ads construct violent white masculinity and how does that vision of masculinity hurt both men and women? Throughout your written analysis, be sure to make clear and specific reference to the images you selected, and please submit these images with your paper. Make sure you engage with and reference to at least 4 of the following authors: Kilbourne, Bordo, Hunter & Soto, Rose, Durham, Gill, Katz, Schuchardt, Ono and Buescher. Guidelines:  Keep your content focused on structural, systemic, institutional factors rather than the individual: BE ANALYTICAL NOT ANECDOTAL.  Avoid using the first person or including personal stories/reactions. You must make sure to actively engage with your readings: these essays need to be informed and framed by the theoretical material you have been reading this semester.  Keep within the 4-6 page limit; use 12-point font, double spacing and 1-inch margins.  Use formal writing conventions (introduction/thesis statement, body, conclusion) and correct grammar. Resources may be cited within the text of your paper, i.e. (Walters, 2013).

Sex, Gender, and Popular Culture Spring 2015 Look through popular magazines, and see if you can find advertisements that objectify women in order to sell a product. Alternately, you may use an advertisement on television (but make sure to provide a link to the ad so I can see it!). Study these images then write a paper about objectification that deals with all or some of the following: • What effect(s), if any, do you think the objectification of women’s bodies has on our culture? • Jean Kilbourne states “turning a human being into a thing is almost always the first step toward justifying violence against that person.” What do you think she means by this? Do you agree with her reasoning? Why or why not? • Some people would argue that depicting a woman’s body as an object is a form of art. What is your opinion of this point of view? Explain your reasoning. • Why do you think that women are objectified more often than men are? • How does sexualization and objectification play out differently across racial lines? • Kilbourne explains that the consequences of being objectified are different – and more serious – for women than for men. Do you agree? How is the world different for women than it is for men? How do objectified images of women interact with those in our culture differently from the way images of men do? Why is it important to look at images in the context of the culture? • What is the difference between sexual objectification and sexual subjectification? (Ros Gill ) • How do ads construct violent white masculinity and how does that vision of masculinity hurt both men and women? Throughout your written analysis, be sure to make clear and specific reference to the images you selected, and please submit these images with your paper. Make sure you engage with and reference to at least 4 of the following authors: Kilbourne, Bordo, Hunter & Soto, Rose, Durham, Gill, Katz, Schuchardt, Ono and Buescher. Guidelines:  Keep your content focused on structural, systemic, institutional factors rather than the individual: BE ANALYTICAL NOT ANECDOTAL.  Avoid using the first person or including personal stories/reactions. You must make sure to actively engage with your readings: these essays need to be informed and framed by the theoretical material you have been reading this semester.  Keep within the 4-6 page limit; use 12-point font, double spacing and 1-inch margins.  Use formal writing conventions (introduction/thesis statement, body, conclusion) and correct grammar. Resources may be cited within the text of your paper, i.e. (Walters, 2013).

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Please answer questions and then submit them in the assignment. Put your name in the document’s title. Eight points for questions 1-10, ten points each for questions 11 and 12. 1. What were the crusades, how did they begin, and how were they justified? 2. Describe the 1348 plague in Europe and how it changed human behavior. 3. What other calamities besides the plague occurred during the 14th century? What were the results? 4. What inventions during the middle ages and the Renaissance had the biggest impact on human culture in Western Europe? 5. What was a pilgrimage? Why did people go on them? 6. Describe what is happening in this image? Who is the central figure? Where might this image be located? How does it exemplify the era in which it was made? 7. Why was Socrates condemned to death? How did he handle his death sentence? What was the impact of his death for Athenians and the Western Heritage? 8. Name three Western legacies from ancient Egypt. How did the ancient Egyptians have a lasting impact on Western civilization? 9. How did Themistocles and the Greeks keep the Persians under Xerxes from invading? How did the trireme help? 10. Compare these two buildings. Identify them and say how they are alike and different and why we might want to know what they are. Where are they located? When were they constructed? What purposes did they serve? (5 points) 11. Compare ancient Rome and the contemporary United States. In what ways are the two superpowers similar? What are the similarities between their military strength, their colonization, the division of wealth, and their ways of appeasing the masses? In what ways did the Romans assume that assimilation to the Roman way would work for everyone they colonized? Has the U.S. done the same thing? In what ways is the Roman history different from the U.S. history of revolution against the British? Is the United States doomed to fail in the way ancient Rome did? 12. Compare the work of art you viewed in a museum with a work of text that we read in class or a work if art or architecture in the textbook. In what ways do they inform one another? In what ways can you connect the image with the text?

Please answer questions and then submit them in the assignment. Put your name in the document’s title. Eight points for questions 1-10, ten points each for questions 11 and 12. 1. What were the crusades, how did they begin, and how were they justified? 2. Describe the 1348 plague in Europe and how it changed human behavior. 3. What other calamities besides the plague occurred during the 14th century? What were the results? 4. What inventions during the middle ages and the Renaissance had the biggest impact on human culture in Western Europe? 5. What was a pilgrimage? Why did people go on them? 6. Describe what is happening in this image? Who is the central figure? Where might this image be located? How does it exemplify the era in which it was made? 7. Why was Socrates condemned to death? How did he handle his death sentence? What was the impact of his death for Athenians and the Western Heritage? 8. Name three Western legacies from ancient Egypt. How did the ancient Egyptians have a lasting impact on Western civilization? 9. How did Themistocles and the Greeks keep the Persians under Xerxes from invading? How did the trireme help? 10. Compare these two buildings. Identify them and say how they are alike and different and why we might want to know what they are. Where are they located? When were they constructed? What purposes did they serve? (5 points) 11. Compare ancient Rome and the contemporary United States. In what ways are the two superpowers similar? What are the similarities between their military strength, their colonization, the division of wealth, and their ways of appeasing the masses? In what ways did the Romans assume that assimilation to the Roman way would work for everyone they colonized? Has the U.S. done the same thing? In what ways is the Roman history different from the U.S. history of revolution against the British? Is the United States doomed to fail in the way ancient Rome did? 12. Compare the work of art you viewed in a museum with a work of text that we read in class or a work if art or architecture in the textbook. In what ways do they inform one another? In what ways can you connect the image with the text?

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Search the web for museums that house Prehistoric- Byzantine collections 22,000 BCE-1453 CE. Conduct a “virtual visit”. What is located in each of the main galleries? Is the art organized chronologically, thematically or stylistically? Is there one gallery that seems more important than another? Pick one gallery/collection and write about your impressions. Be sure to cite you sources. Use the Purdue OWL link on Libguides for MLA format help.

Search the web for museums that house Prehistoric- Byzantine collections 22,000 BCE-1453 CE. Conduct a “virtual visit”. What is located in each of the main galleries? Is the art organized chronologically, thematically or stylistically? Is there one gallery that seems more important than another? Pick one gallery/collection and write about your impressions. Be sure to cite you sources. Use the Purdue OWL link on Libguides for MLA format help.

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the following data relate to a company that produces and sells a travel guide that is updated monthly : fixed cost copy editing- $6000, art work 2000, typesetting 72000, variable cost printing and binding – $ 3.20 per copy, bookstore discount – 4 per copy, salesperson commission – .50 per copy, author royality – 2 per copy, each copy sells for $ 20 . the company sold 8000 books in june and 10000 books in july . The contribution margin ratio for the book is : A) 71.5% B) 54% C) 51.5% D) 51.9%

the following data relate to a company that produces and sells a travel guide that is updated monthly : fixed cost copy editing- $6000, art work 2000, typesetting 72000, variable cost printing and binding – $ 3.20 per copy, bookstore discount – 4 per copy, salesperson commission – .50 per copy, author royality – 2 per copy, each copy sells for $ 20 . the company sold 8000 books in june and 10000 books in july . The contribution margin ratio for the book is : A) 71.5% B) 54% C) 51.5% D) 51.9%

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art 1: Some of the more characteristic doctrines of the Enlightenment focused on the power and goodness of human rationality: 1) Reason is the most significant and positive capacity of the human; 2) reason enables one to break free from primitive, dogmatic, and superstitious beliefs holding one in the bonds of irrationality and ignorance; 3) in realizing the liberating potential of reason, one not only learns to think correctly, but to act correctly as well; 4) through philosophical and scientific progress, reason can lead humanity as a whole to a state of earthly perfection; 5) reason makes all humans equal and, therefore, deserving of equal liberty and treatment before the law; 6) beliefs of any sort should be accepted only on the basis of reason, and not on traditional or priestly authority; and 7) all human endeavors should seek to impart and develop knowledge, not feelings or character. (pbs.com) Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Paine, and Thomas Jefferson embodied the Age of Enlightenment. Use your choice of three of the seven doctrines to explain and prove these author’s philosophies. Make sure you draw on our readings to support your choices. Next, consider and discuss how these doctrines have been advanced, tested, and revised as the nation has grown and evolved. Part II: Briefly describe several, meaning more than two, of the conditions of the slave ship as experienced by Olaudah Equiano and related in his narrative. Compare his narrative to that of Phillis Wheatley’s experience. You must use selected quotes from each, but then interpret, in your own words, what the quotes mean and what their impact is on the reader.

art 1: Some of the more characteristic doctrines of the Enlightenment focused on the power and goodness of human rationality: 1) Reason is the most significant and positive capacity of the human; 2) reason enables one to break free from primitive, dogmatic, and superstitious beliefs holding one in the bonds of irrationality and ignorance; 3) in realizing the liberating potential of reason, one not only learns to think correctly, but to act correctly as well; 4) through philosophical and scientific progress, reason can lead humanity as a whole to a state of earthly perfection; 5) reason makes all humans equal and, therefore, deserving of equal liberty and treatment before the law; 6) beliefs of any sort should be accepted only on the basis of reason, and not on traditional or priestly authority; and 7) all human endeavors should seek to impart and develop knowledge, not feelings or character. (pbs.com) Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Paine, and Thomas Jefferson embodied the Age of Enlightenment. Use your choice of three of the seven doctrines to explain and prove these author’s philosophies. Make sure you draw on our readings to support your choices. Next, consider and discuss how these doctrines have been advanced, tested, and revised as the nation has grown and evolved. Part II: Briefly describe several, meaning more than two, of the conditions of the slave ship as experienced by Olaudah Equiano and related in his narrative. Compare his narrative to that of Phillis Wheatley’s experience. You must use selected quotes from each, but then interpret, in your own words, what the quotes mean and what their impact is on the reader.

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Instructions Multiple Attempts Not allowed. This test can only be taken once. Force Completion This test can be saved and resumed later. Question 1 1. According to Matthews, Egyptian culture is thought to be ______. more pessimistic in outlook that Mesopotamian culture. Egyptians were more fun and had more parties than Mesopotamians. more optimistic in outlook that Mesopotamian culture. Ancient Sumerians could really throw a party. Question 2 1. The Rosetta Stone, found in the Rosetta section of the Nile by Napoleon, allowed historians to translate Egyptian hieroglyphics because it had each of the following languages EXCEPT ______. Hieratic Hieroglyphics Greek Coptic Question 3 1. Select the legacies of Near Eastern civilizations. Choose all the correct answers. Lunar calendar that guides planting Number system based on 60 Newspapers Algebra Pschology Writing Question 4 1. Each of the following would be considered a quality of Egyptian art EXCEPT _____. people were portrayed with serene looks on their faces. sculptures, paintings and reliefs portray figures in profile and from the front simultaneously. images of people housed their ka or spirit figures were often portrayed in a contorted, twisting and dramatic fashion. Question 5 1. Hatshepsut became pharaoh because _______. she claimed title of pharaoh because of her visions of Aten. she pulled a sword out of a pyramid-shaped stone. she inherited the title from her mother, Nefertiti. she was the chief queen to Thutmose II and seized power when he died. Question 6 1. Place the civilizations in the correct chronological order. Persian Akkadian Assyrian Sumerian Babylonian Question 7 1. Match the description with the phrase. A time when a more free and fluid style of artwork was created. Read Answer Items for Question 7 A set of rules or a set of established works of art Read Answer Items for Question 7 Tokens or emblems of royal authority Read Answer Items for Question 7 The northern more fertile area of the Nile’s delta Read Answer Items for Question 7 Answer A. Regalia B. Lower Egypt C. The Amarna period under Akhenaten D. Canon Question 8 1. After reading the ancient Sumerian text from 1700 BCE in which a father “Lectures His Son,” what conclusions might we draw about parallels between contemporary and ancient fathers? Select all the correct answers. Both modern and ancient fathers often want their sons to be successful. Both modern and ancient fathers often encourage their sons not to be idle. Both modern and ancient fathers often think education is important. Both modern and ancient fathers think the purchase of shares in reeds and canes is a wise investment. Both modern and ancient fathers often watch over their sons and are concerned about their future. Both modern and ancient fathers enjoy golf. Question 9 1. The oldest surviving medical textbooks from ancient Egypt might include each of the following EXCEPT _____. health insurance forms advice about getting rid of vermin magical spells to heal illnesses diagnostic information about maladies of organs Question 10 1. Circle each of the developments of the Neolithic age. Circle all that apply. plows microchip indoor plumbing kiln-fired bricks wheel hammers boats flying buttress internal combustion engine knives Save and Submit Click Save and Submit to save and submit. Click Save All Answers to save all answers. Click Close Window to close window.

Instructions Multiple Attempts Not allowed. This test can only be taken once. Force Completion This test can be saved and resumed later. Question 1 1. According to Matthews, Egyptian culture is thought to be ______. more pessimistic in outlook that Mesopotamian culture. Egyptians were more fun and had more parties than Mesopotamians. more optimistic in outlook that Mesopotamian culture. Ancient Sumerians could really throw a party. Question 2 1. The Rosetta Stone, found in the Rosetta section of the Nile by Napoleon, allowed historians to translate Egyptian hieroglyphics because it had each of the following languages EXCEPT ______. Hieratic Hieroglyphics Greek Coptic Question 3 1. Select the legacies of Near Eastern civilizations. Choose all the correct answers. Lunar calendar that guides planting Number system based on 60 Newspapers Algebra Pschology Writing Question 4 1. Each of the following would be considered a quality of Egyptian art EXCEPT _____. people were portrayed with serene looks on their faces. sculptures, paintings and reliefs portray figures in profile and from the front simultaneously. images of people housed their ka or spirit figures were often portrayed in a contorted, twisting and dramatic fashion. Question 5 1. Hatshepsut became pharaoh because _______. she claimed title of pharaoh because of her visions of Aten. she pulled a sword out of a pyramid-shaped stone. she inherited the title from her mother, Nefertiti. she was the chief queen to Thutmose II and seized power when he died. Question 6 1. Place the civilizations in the correct chronological order. Persian Akkadian Assyrian Sumerian Babylonian Question 7 1. Match the description with the phrase. A time when a more free and fluid style of artwork was created. Read Answer Items for Question 7 A set of rules or a set of established works of art Read Answer Items for Question 7 Tokens or emblems of royal authority Read Answer Items for Question 7 The northern more fertile area of the Nile’s delta Read Answer Items for Question 7 Answer A. Regalia B. Lower Egypt C. The Amarna period under Akhenaten D. Canon Question 8 1. After reading the ancient Sumerian text from 1700 BCE in which a father “Lectures His Son,” what conclusions might we draw about parallels between contemporary and ancient fathers? Select all the correct answers. Both modern and ancient fathers often want their sons to be successful. Both modern and ancient fathers often encourage their sons not to be idle. Both modern and ancient fathers often think education is important. Both modern and ancient fathers think the purchase of shares in reeds and canes is a wise investment. Both modern and ancient fathers often watch over their sons and are concerned about their future. Both modern and ancient fathers enjoy golf. Question 9 1. The oldest surviving medical textbooks from ancient Egypt might include each of the following EXCEPT _____. health insurance forms advice about getting rid of vermin magical spells to heal illnesses diagnostic information about maladies of organs Question 10 1. Circle each of the developments of the Neolithic age. Circle all that apply. plows microchip indoor plumbing kiln-fired bricks wheel hammers boats flying buttress internal combustion engine knives Save and Submit Click Save and Submit to save and submit. Click Save All Answers to save all answers. Click Close Window to close window.

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