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Today's Humanities Paper
Paul Sibley
Hum 102
August 14 2011
Mrs. Moody-Bouwhuis

Today's Humanities Paper

The definition of humanities according to Merriam-Webster: the branches of learning (as philosophy, arts, or languages) that investigate human constructs and concerns as opposed to natural processes (as in physics or chemistry) and social relations (as in anthropology or economics). We must be aware of the fact that the humanities are academic subjects that study the human form using analytical, speculative, and critical methods. There are many types of humanities and we I will try to distinguish the differences between just a few of them.
The first discipline that I shall attempt to explain is Art: There are different types of art. The visual art is one that you can see as in a painting or drawing. There are paintings of President Obama, what do you see, do you judge by the content or character, or even by how it feels. Do you see a black man; is he responsible for all of the socioeconomic problems today; or do you say technologically where do we go from here? It is all in the eye of the beholder. Some will look at this painting and dislike it simply because of his race. Then there will be those who look at it from a political point of view and hate it instantly. I wonder if people in general will ever be judged by the content of their character and not the color of their skin as Dr. Martin Luther King so wanted.
Discipline number two is another form of art which is Music: Music makes the world go round a truer statement has never been made. We look at our young people today and say that the rap music has warped their minds or changed the way that they view things. Most of the music of today promotes violence and sex. This tells you that these are trying times and that technologically we have come a long way from the jazz music of old. Young…...

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