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
January 30
Febraury 13
Andrea Medina, Equity in the Maya World, AF 201 at 4 PM
February 15
February 20
February 27
March 6
March 7
March 8
March 15
March 27

Margo Pawell Design Symposium
Beckman 404
6:30 to 8:30 PM

April 5
April 6
Art History Symposium
11 AM - 5:30 PM AF 209
April 10
Exam 2 Study Guide
April 12
April 26
May 10
December 7
Twenty-Five points of extra credit may be earned by creating a dictionary of at least 50 new terms encountered during the semester.
December 12
Writing Resources


* optional reading