Posted: September 18th, 2017

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Prepare a 1400- to 1750-word paper nominating a 20th-century figure whose work or artistic contributions can be classified in both the Age of Modernism and the Age of Pluralism for the 20th Century Genius Award. The nominated figure should stand out in your mind as a genius of Western culture. The paper must include the following:

  • A synopsis of the individual’s life and times
  • A survey of the ideas or artistic works recognized as reflecting genius
  • An appraisal of the individual’s impact on the arts and culture

Assess whether the individual’s contributions are likely to continue influencing cultural development.

Note. Papers will be assessed for the following: content, organization, and structure and how well students defend their choice of genius. Detail and creativity will be factors in assessing the final work.

Cite at least two outside sources in writing this paper.

Prepare a 3- to 6-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation in which you defend your choice and highlight the nominee’s major contributions.

Explain why the nominee is worthy of special recognition.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

 

References to be used in addition to others:

Fiero, G. K. (2011). The Humanistic Tradition Book 3: The European Renaissance, The Reformation, and Global Encounter (6th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.

Fiero, G. K. (2011). The Humanistic Tradition Book 4: The European Renaissance, The Reformation, and Global Encounter (6th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.

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