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Interdisciplinary Sites for Semester One

"What is Power?" Suggested Interdisciplinary Connections:

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Philosophy:

Hannah Arendt:  "Total Domination"

Aristotle:  Politics

Mohandus K. Gandhi:  Non Violent Resistance Collected Writings

Adolf Hitler:  Mein Kampf 

Thomas Jefferson

Martin Luther King Jr.

Lao-Tzu

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin 

Nicoolo Machiavelli

Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels 

John Stuart Mill "On Liberty" 

Friedrich Nietzsche 

Plato:  The Republic

Jean-Jacques Rousseau:  "The Origin of Civil Society"

Elizabeth Cady Stanton:  "Declaration of Sentiments" 

Henry David Thoreau:  "Civil Disobedience" 

History: 

VietnamKoreaIraq wars overview

Imperialism

Nazi Germany

Contemporary Economics: 

Global Economy mini-unit on employment

Non fiction: 

Thomas Friedman:  The World is Flat (Pod Cast)  http://mitworld.mit.edu/video/519

      Human Sciences:

Gender Role Expectations     

      Linguistics: 

Socio-linguistics  (Genderspeak and Harassment issues)

      Film:  

Pan's Labyrinth 

Up in the Air 

"What is Beauty?" Suggested Interdisciplinary Connections:

Sites:

Changing Face of Beauty through Time (in America) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PoJPq8-nHbc

Dove Soap Model:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2gD80jv5ZQ&feature=related 

Human Barbie Doll:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWzOsBDyQB8 

 

Newsweek: http://www.newsweek.com/feature/2010/the-beauty-advantage.html

Beauty in the Workplace: http://www.newsweek.com/2010/07/19/poll-how-much-is-beauty-worth-at-work.html

Beauty Advantage Newsweek Montage: http://www.newsweek.com/feature/2010/the-beauty-advantage.html     

Historical Definitions of Beauty:  

Aristotle/Plato (Classical) definitions

Medieval

Renaissance

Modern

      Math: 

Pythagoras (order and comprehensibility=mathematical laws)  

Fibonacci Series

   Philosophy: 

Plato 

The Sophists

Medieval harmony (proportion) and color

Also, moral significance:  beauty and ugliness in juxtaposition

Kant

      Human Sciences: 

Research regarding beauty: cultural, psychological, biological and personal                               

Non fiction:  

Nancy Etcoff, The Survival of the Prettiest           

      Contemporary Culture: 

Beauty in the Media

Hollywood (Reality Television):  Toddlers and TiarasAmerica's Top Model

Beauty of Consumption:  Fashion and Advertising Industries

       Art/Sculpture:

Baroque:  Caravaggio, Georges de la Tour

Beauty in Monsters:  Giovanni da Modena, Hieronymus Bosch, Paolo Uccello 

The Sublime: Immanuel Kant and Edmund Burke

Realism:  Homer, Eakins, Whistler, Sargent

Impressionism:  Degas, Renoir, Monet, Manet

Post Impressionism:  Seurat, Toulouse-Lautrec, Cezanne, Gauguin, Van Gogh 

Surrealism:  Dada, Joan Miro, Max Ernst, Dali

Cubism:  Braque, Picasso, Juan Gris

Architecture:

Neo-Greek

Art Deco

Antoni Gaudi Cornet 

Frank Lloyd Wright 

       Literature: 

Katherine Harrison, Exposure

William Shakespeare’s Venus and Adonis 

   Photography:  Francesco Scavullo, Richard Avedon, Annie Leibovitz, and Diane Arbus

     Film:  Malena (Guisseppe Tornatore)