Apply the influence of arts and humanities to daily experiences.
HU200M4: Apply the influence of arts and humanities to daily experiences.
GEL-1.02: Demonstrate college-level communication through the composition of original materials in Standard English.
Music connects people to time and place. For instance, many of you may remember a song that comforted you during a difficult time or that was playing during a happy occasion like a graduation or engagement. Despite varying tastes, the one constant across humanity is that music can play a role in times of comfort and celebration.
This assessment asks you to consider what songs are important to you and why. (Traditional songs such Ali Farka Toure, Oumou Sangaré), Or if you would prefer, you may interview another person and use their replies to write this essay from their point of view. You can think of this as collecting the soundtrack of someone’s life or a musical autobiography.
In 750–1,000 words, consider and explain the role of music in your life story or of your interview subject’s life story. Your assessment should be written in essay format with a thesis, main points, and substantive conclusion. You must incorporate a connection to the module’s reading, so you need to cite at least one source. Be sure to incorporate APA citations throughout the analysis and include a reference page at the end of your analysis.
For each of the following categories, you must include at least one specific song and artist ( Chaka Khan sweet thing). Express the music and link it directly to an experience and the emotions you felt. Remember to link your individual experience to broaden your understanding of the impact of music at large. ( this song links to my personal experience with my ex husband).
In your analysis, address the following to examine music in childhood, adolescence, and adulthood:
What music do you associate with childhood? How did/does this music make you feel? How do your choices reflect your childhood experiences? What can you conclude about the nature of music and its impact after this reflection on your personal experience? As you discuss this time in life, include at least one specific song/artist. Explain their role in this experience.
What music do you associate with adolescence ( R &B Beyoncé)? Was this music a way to fit in or rebel? What can you conclude about the nature of music and its impact after this reflection on your personal experience? As you discuss this time in life, include at least one specific song/artist. Explain their role in this experience.
What music do you associate with comfort or inspiration in your adulthood? How do these songs help you deal with disappointment or stress? What can you conclude about the nature of music and its impact after this reflection on your personal experience? Include at least one specific song/artist for this category.
Remember to add a connection to the textbook to show what you have learned about music. Which ideas have deepened your analysis of music in this essay? Do not add this only at the end but incorporate ideas from the text throughout your essay in the introduction, conclusion, and replies to the questions above.
Your work should be double-spaced and include a title page in APA format. The title page does not count in the word count for the assessment.
Incorporate APA citations throughout the analysis as well as a reference page at the end of the analysis. (The reference page does not count towards the required word count for this assessment.) Visit the Writing Center for assistance with APA formatting guidelines.
Minimum Submission Requirements
Proper notification of any resubmission, repurposing, or reworking of prior work per the Purdue Global Student Coursework Resubmission, Repurposing, and Reworking Policy Resource.
This assessment should be a Microsoft Word (minimum 750 words) document, in addition to the title and reference pages.
Respond to the questions in a thorough manner, providing specific examples of concepts, topics, definitions, and other elements asked for in the questions. Your submission should be highly organized, logical, and focused.
Your submission should provide a clearly established and sustained viewpoint and purpose.
Your writing should be well ordered, logical, and unified, as well as original and insightful.
Your submission must be written in Standard English and demonstrate exceptional content, organization, style, and grammar and mechanics.
A separate page at the end of your submission should contain a list of references in APA format. Use your textbook, the Library, and the internet for research.
Be sure to include references for all sources and to cite them using in-text citations where appropriate. Your sources and content should follow current APA citation style. Review the writing resources for APA formatting and citation found in Academic Tools. Additional writing resources can be found within the Academic Success Center.
Your submission should:
include a title page;
be typed in Times New Roman, 12-point font; and
be free of spelling or punctuation errors.
If the work submitted for this competency assessment does not meet the minimum submission requirements, it will be returned for revision. If the work submitted does not meet the minimum submission requirements by the end of the term, you will receive a failing score.
Paper Format: APA
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