Select the two best examples of art, music, architecture, philosophy, and literature from the Enlightenment period.
Select the two best examples of art, music, architecture, philosophy, and literature from the Romantic Age.
Create a Top Ten list of the examples you chose for each period. Your list should be numbered 1-10. For each example on your list, include the creator’s name, the title, and the date, e.g. 1. Joe Smith, The Birds of Song (1973).
Write a brief introduction for each Top Ten List providing a description of each epoch – the Enlightenment period and the Romantic Age – and an explanation for how you decided on the examples you included in your list. Note: Your explanation should not state that you chose these examples because they best represent the period. That is already understood. Say why you think these examples best represent the period. How did you decide which examples best represent the period?
Write a rationale of 30 to 60 words for the ranking that you gave each example. In writing your rationale, consider how well the example you have chosen reflects developments in world events and cultural patterns of that time period. Based on what you know about each time period, how does the art, music, architecture, philosophy, and literature capture the tenets, spirit, ideology, thinking, concerns, aesthetics, politics, cultural and social mores, etc. of the period? Note: You should write a rationale for each example you choose, not a summary or description of the example.
Submit your Top Ten List as a Microsoft Word document.
Format your responses consistent with APA guidelines. Note: You must use your course text as a reference for this assignment. This means that you should include quoted or paraphrased text from your readings to support your response to, and discussion of, the assignment questions. Course readings should be acknowledged with an in-text citation.
If you need additional sources, use the University Library. If you use the Internet to find sources, you should only access credible and reliable Internet sites such as those affiliated with a museum, magazine, newspaper, educational institution, or arts organization, for example. You should not use sites like Wikipedia, About.com, Ask.com, or blogs, for example.
Be prepared to share and discuss your Top Ten list with the class.