AH 201 Assignments
To earn full credit on writing assignments, essays should:
  • Be 4 to 5 pages, double-spaced, 12 pt. font, and 1” margins on all sides;
  • Identify works of art with artistic attribution, underlined or italicized titles, and dates (in that order), when possible;
  • Attempt to address most questions from the essay prompt;
  • Include two or more properly formatted Chicago Manual of Style footnote citations to credible, scholarly, college level materials. (Works of art should not be cited unless a point is being made concerning different versions or installations of the work.);
  • Present a clear thesis and offer visual and/or scholarly evidence to support your claims; and
  • Offer personal insights that demonstrate thoughtful engagement with the subject & reading materials.
Your instructor is always interested in proposals for subjects to write about. If the given writing prompts do not spark your interests, please feel free to propose alternative questions to consider at least one week before the assignment due date.


Due Date
Assignment pdf
Additional Reading & Viewing
Two weeks after event
September 4
September 11
September 16
September 18
September 23
September 25
September 30
October 7
October 9
October 14
October 16
October 17

Bensussen Speaker
Dr. Jason De Léon
Folino Theater in the Marion Knott Studios
at 7 PM

October 21
October 23
October 28
October 30
November 4
November 6

Studio Art VTLS
Narcisso Ramirez
AF 209 B & C
at 7 PM

November 11
November 16
November 20
December 2
Twenty-Five points of extra credit may be earned by creating a dictionary of at least 50 new terms encountered during the semester.
December 10

* optional reading


Writing Resources
Exemplary Student Papers
Quick Writing Resources