In this activity, you will select a specific example within an area of popular culture and explore it through the four general education interdisciplinary lenses. By viewing your example through these lenses, you will gain insight into how popular culture and society affect one another through a feedback loop. The four general education interdisciplinary lenses are history, humanities, natural and applied sciences, and social science.
When we look at an experience in our lives, we often jump between different frameworks to make sense of it. For instance, if we attend a music concert, we might move from an artistic lens (How did they create the musical score?) to a technical lens (How does all the lighting work?) to a financial lens (How much money do the performers earn?). Similarly, looking through the general education interdisciplinary lenses can help us see things from other perspectives by giving us a conscious way to analyze them, which helps to broaden our perspective.
This assignment prepares you to choose an example and lens for your project by first applying all four lenses. Before completing this activity, review the Project Guidelines and Rubric to know exactly what you will be working on. You may still change your choice of example until the next module.
For this activity, you will write a short paper on your choice of example within an area of popular culture and how you might apply the general education interdisciplinary lenses to that example. It could be an example that you have personally engaged with or one that you are interested in knowing more about.
Review the Module One Overview and visit the IDS 404 Library Guide for more guidance on selecting and refining an example. After selecting your example, do some preliminary research to ensure that you can address the required elements of your project.
In your paper, you must apply each lens to your example by using its language and perspectives. You are not required to answer each question below the rubric criteria but may use them to better understand the criteria and guide your thinking and writing.
Specifically, you must address the following rubric criteria:
Submit your short paper as a 1- to 2-page Microsoft Word document with double spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, and one-inch margins. Sources should be cited according to APA style. Consult the Shapiro Library APA Style Guide for more information on citations.
Delivering a high-quality product at a reasonable price is not enough anymore.
That’s why we have developed 5 beneficial guarantees that will make your experience with our service enjoyable, easy, and safe.
You have to be 100% sure of the quality of your product to give a money-back guarantee. This describes us perfectly. Make sure that this guarantee is totally transparent.Read more
Each paper is composed from scratch, according to your instructions. It is then checked by our plagiarism-detection software. There is no gap where plagiarism could squeeze in.Read more
Thanks to our free revisions, there is no way for you to be unsatisfied. We will work on your paper until you are completely happy with the result.Read more
Your email is safe, as we store it according to international data protection rules. Your bank details are secure, as we use only reliable payment systems.Read more
By sending us your money, you buy the service we provide. Check out our terms and conditions if you prefer business talks to be laid out in official language.Read more