HUM 100 MDC Module 2 Cultural Studies Malibu Hindu Temple Project

HUM 100 MDC Module 2 Cultural Studies Malibu Hindu Temple Project


Select a cultural work from the world around you, one with cultural or historical interest, and briefly describe it in your submission. This cultural work should meet the following conditions:

It can take any form and be from any physical modality (visual, aural, tactile, and so on).

  1. It should be a form of expression that you might encounter any day, which intrigues you and makes you want to know more about it.

It must be a specific work; for example, instead of choosing the American flag, you might elect to analyze the flag at the capitol building in Washington, DC.

It should be artificial in nature, with aesthetic design elements.

  • After choosing a cultural work to evaluate, answer the following questions:
  • What characteristics or elements of the work stand out to you?
  • What do you think the creator intended to express?
  • Were they successful?
  1. Next, select a cultural work that meets the conditions above but is from a culture unfamiliar to you. Reflect on the value or meaning of studying cultural works from different cultures.

Evaluate the impact of diversity in the study of the humanities by considering the following:

How does looking through the lens of the humanities affect your understanding of diverse cultural works and the reasons for their creation?

  • How could learning more about cultural works from other cultures equip you with skills or new perspectives for experiences in your life (work, community, family, and so on)?