Almost every week you have a reading/reflective essay due on Fridays. As a general set of guidelines, these informal essays have the following learning outcomes:
1. Prompt further thinking about the ideas/issues raised in the reading through the process of writing. This includes articulating, in your own words, some of the major ideas/issues included in the readings (you will not be able to cover them all, nor are you expected to).
2. Reflect on the social importance, or "stakes" of the ideas/issues raised.
3. Reflect upon the personal importance to you of the ideas/issues raised in the readings, and connect these to your life.
4. Provide a tangible form of your reading comprehension for your instructor to assess your understanding of these ideas/issues.
Format: Your essays should be 2-3 pages, double-spaced, 12pt font. I am most concerned that you communicate clearly, so any style of writing (informal, academic, narrative, etc.) that accomplished this is acceptable to me. No citations are necessary unless your draw from sources outside of course readings. Upload your essays to Canvas (do not cut and paste into the dialogue box).
This week I would like you to focus on the John Berger reading, Ways of Seeing. Please answer 4 of the 6 questions I posed in the reading guide, with the above learning outcomes in mind, and explain why you agree or disagree with his assertions. Then, briefly connect one of his assertions, which he makes in relation to visual arts, to a contemporary visual representation (this can be anything: advertisement, movie, tv show, etc.).