Midterm: Modernism and Exam Study Guide
Midterm Exam Study Guide HUMN 303 The midterm will cover all of the readings from the textbook and lectures in weeks 1-4 and the following TCOs in the course: 1/A: Given a work of art (such as a painting, poem, sonata, or cathedral), analyze the work’s content, form, materials, meaning, and method of creation to enrich understanding of and appreciation for that work. 2/B: Given a work of art (such as a painting, poem, sonata, or cathedral) and a critical interpretation or statement of aesthetics, evaluate the artwork against the interpretation or statement, in order to show differing critical and aesthetic perspectives on the artwork. /C: Given two works of art of differing disciplines (such as a photograph and a sculpture or a painting and a poem), compare/contrast their contents, forms, and/or methods of creation, to clarify disciplinary differences. 4/D: Given multiple works of art, classify them using a variety of approaches (by discipline, genre, style, period, etc.
), to demonstrate ability to contextualize the works and relate them to a variety of influences. /E: Given a work of art and a particular summary of the time period when the work was produced (such as the Mona Lisa and a history of the Italian Renaissance), formulate relationships between the work and its historical context to evaluate the role and purpose of one area of the humanities in that society. 6/F: Given a significant technological advance (such as the printing press or camera), assess the effects of the technical breakthrough on culture and art. 7/G: Given a specific social movement (such as suffrage, civil rights, or gay rights), analyze how the arts respond to and interpret the social phenomena. /H: Given documents describing a philosophical school of thought (such as theism, enlightenment humanism, existentialism, or French postmodernism), analyze the relationships between the philosophical school of thought and a concurrent trend in the arts. Anatomy of the exam: 11 objective questions 2 short answer questions 1 Essay question Tips for preparing for the exam: 1.
Have the textbook available during the exam and use the index to find answers quickly. Print the lectures and have them available. 2.Review the chapters and lectures in detail to familiarize yourself with the sections. Tips for taking the exam: 1.
Be sure to set aside 2 full hours for the exam. You will have one opportunity to enter and complete the exam. 2. Work through each objective question carefully. They are “fact” based so you will be able to find every answer in the textbook, but some of the questions will require critical thinking (such as “connect the dots” between an artist and a movement).
Use the index to help you find answers quickly. 3.The essay questions are structured very much like the TDA questions in this course. They will ask for 2-3 levels of analysis such as “explain, define and analyze. ” These questions ask students to think critically about the periods and disciplines we have studied as well as the philosophies associated with the works of art/periods. Students should be sure to answer each portion of the question.
Be sure to work through each topic carefully and ensure that you have covered everything. Academic Integrity: Please note that any copied or paraphrased materials in the exams must be cited.This includes but is not limited to lecture material, web resources, and Grove Art. Copying content into your response, even when cited, does not satisfy the requirements for quality work at DVO. Please be sure that the majority (60% or more) of your writing in this exam is in your own words and it is your own original analysis, evaluation, explanation, etc. Lack of originality may result in a lower grade, and in cases where citations are not present, work may be turned over to the Academic Integrity committee.