In-Depth Study: Dmitri Shostakovich

Introduction to Humanities 1315 Learning Module- Music in Context : In this module, we will discover the various aspects such as biographical information, history, current events, and symbolism that give context to music.

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  • Employ formal elements and principles to critically analyze various works of the visual and performing arts.

  • Articulate the creative process of artistic works as expressions of human experience and cultural values.

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the aesthetic principles that guide the creation of, and response to, the arts.

  • Describe the relationship of the arts to everyday life.

tag.png Assessment Learning Objectives:

  • Grasp the significance of context in art.

  • Develop knowledge of cultural/ historical milestones in the arts and humanities.

  • Demonstrate an appreciation and understanding of the arts and humanities through critical review of a work (e.g., painting, composition,

    book, article, or philosophical treatise).

  • Identify how historical events, artists’ biographies and experiences, symbolism, and societal norms impact works of art.

  • Articulate contextual understanding of a work of art or artist through academic discussion.


  • Browse the In-Depth studies on Music in Context.

  • Choose 1 In-Depth Study and watch all associated videos and read and engage with all the materials in that study.

  • Complete the Graded Discussion on Music in Context.

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