For this paper, students will interpret and evaluate what they have learned about identity from the humanities, and then discuss how the humanities enhance and broaden our understanding of identity, beyond what was learned in the social sciences. That is, what is it you learn about identity from reading and writing lyric poetry, viewing and creating self-portraits, and reading and writing your own memoir?
So, there are 2 steps to completing this essay:
For the first 1-2 pages: Discuss what you learned from the Humanities (reading, viewing, and creating). Think back to the assignments, readings, and discussions about lyric poetry, and self-portraits and life writing, and pick the top 3-4 things you learned about self and identity, and how the humanities are connected to identity issues.
For the next 1-2 pages: Discuss how the humanities enhance and broaden our understanding of identity, beyond what was learned in the social sciences. So for this section, you should re-visit Paper 1 and try to make some connections between the type of the type of knowledge gained from the social sciences and the type of knowledge offered by the humantiies. For example, how does a self-portrait (the viewing of one or creating one) enhance our understanding of identity? And, what type of knowledge does a self-portrait offer that may not be found in a social sciences article? You may these questions about life writing (Memoirs) and poetry.
A well-written, well-organized essay free of grammatical errors
Evidence that the choice of humanities readings/types of knowledge were well-considered and clearly understood
Thoughtful evaluation of the strengths and limitations of the material (with examples)
Examples of critical connections between the social sciences and humanities