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AA100 The arts past and present


Question: TMA 4 To what extent does Shostakovich draw on musical tradition in his chamber music? Your answer must be supported by a discussion of two or three appropriate pieces of chamber music by Shostakovich that you have studied in the module materials.

Answer: Musical tradition is not a static and unchanging form. Sometimes its handed...


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  • Subject: Music
  • Course: AA100 The arts past and present
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1319
  • Date submitted: February 17, 2017
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 7837

Question: How was Greek medicine transformed by its transmission through the Islamic world to Europe?

Answer: At one time Greek physicians regarded disease as being of supernatural origin...


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  • Subject: The arts past and present
  • Course: AA100 The arts past and present
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 80%
  • Words: 1583
  • Date submitted: January 30, 2017
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 7800

Question: Assignment 01 TMA 01 Part 2 In what way can Cézanne’s work be regarded as ground-breaking? Answer this question with particular reference to Plate 1.3.19 Three Bathers in the AA100 Illustration Book.

AA100 The Arts Past and Present

Answer: The Three Bathers by Paul Cézanne is a post impressionist piece of...


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  • Subject: The arts past and present
  • Course: AA100 The arts past and present
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 544
  • Date submitted: January 29, 2017
  • Date written: October, 2016
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 7793

Question: TMA 03 Part 1 Read the following extracts from the Dalai Lama’s autobiography Freedom in Exile, how does the way the Dalai Lama presents himself here relate to his reputation as discussed in AA100 Book 1, Chapter 7?

TMA 03 Part 2 Compare the following poems; ‘The Mouse’s Nest’ by John Clare and ‘Too a mouse, On Turning her up in her Nest, with the Plough, November, 1785’ by Robert Burns, from The Faber Book of Beasts’. In no more than 600 words compare and contrast how these poems depict mice.

AA100 The Arts Past and Present

Answer: TMA 03 Part 1 In the extracts from the Dalai Lama’s autobiography,...


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  • Subject: The arts past and present
  • Course: AA100 The arts past and present
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1355
  • Date submitted: January 29, 2017
  • Date written: October, 2016
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 7792

Question: Assignment 02 TMA 02 Learning from Feedback
Compare and contrast how Cleopatra is described in Book 1, Chapter 1, Reading 1.1 (‘Augustus on Cleopatra’ by Cassius Dio) and Reading 1.2 (Horace, Ode 1.37). How do the two passages differ in their descriptions of Cleopatra and of the threat she poses? Support your answer with references to both extracts.

Includes reflective commentary and New Draft

AA100 The Arts Past and Present

Answer: It is worth noting here that both Cassius Dio and Horace are...


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  • Subject: The arts past and present
  • Course: AA100 The arts past and present
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1472
  • Date submitted: January 29, 2017
  • Date written: October, 2016
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 7791

Question: Assignment TMA 07: Critical Review

Answer: My first module with the Open University has produced a wide range...


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  • Subject: The arts past and present
  • Course: AA100 The arts past and present
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 784
  • Date submitted: December 31, 2016
  • Date written: October, 2015
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 7772

Question: TMA 05 Discuss how views about the Benin plaques have changed, and how this has been reflected in their presentation in museums. You must include close analysis of at least one reading from Book 3 and one plate from the Illustration Book in your answer.

Answer: The Benin plaques have been viewed as controversial ever since their discovery...


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  • Subject: The arts past and present
  • Course: AA100 The arts past and present
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1603
  • Date submitted: December 31, 2016
  • Date written: November, 2015
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 7771

Question: TMA 06 How might a liberal philosopher argue for the view that it was right to grant an exemption in this case? How might a liberal philosopher argue against this view? Which side has the stronger argument?

Answer: The Goldman versus Weinberger case prompts the consideration of many differing theories...


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  • Subject: The arts past and present
  • Course: AA100 The arts past and present
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1413
  • Date submitted: December 31, 2016
  • Date written: November, 2015
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 7770

Question: TMA 07 Final Reflecting on progress.

Answer: Progress? I’m not sure any has been made. If I dissected my...


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  • Subject: The arts past and present
  • Course: AA100 The arts past and present
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 738
  • Date submitted: September 08, 2016
  • Date written: August, 2016
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 7542

Question: TMA 02 Read the following passage from Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus. Discuss Marlowe’s use of language in this passage and how it contributes to the characterisation of Faustus.

Includes original, new draft and tutor comments.

Answer: The employment of the allegorical characters ‘Good Angel’ and ‘Evil Angel’ is...


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  • Subject: The arts past and present
  • Course: AA100 The arts past and present
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 534
  • Date submitted: September 07, 2016
  • Date written: February, 2016
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 7541

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