Develop a multimedia presentation in which you analyze three creative works from three separate disciplines in the humanities. You will need to select works that share
a common theme. This theme must relate to a profession within your field of study at WGU. You will share with your audience how being knowledgeable about the
humanities and your selected theme is valuable in regards to this profession.
First you must choose one literary work from the given list below. Choose a literary work that has a theme that resonates with you and consider how this theme connects
with your chosen profession. Every profession within your field of study at WGU (Business, IT, Nursing or Teaching) will have humanistic considerations. For example, a
civil rights lawyer may be concerned with the theme of freedom, a firefighter with determination, a social worker with compassion, or an engineer with integrity. It is
the intent of this task to explore the major themes of the humanities and their relevance to our professional lives.
Once you have selected a literary work, you will need to select two non-literary works from separate disciplines that share the same theme as the literary work you
have selected. Your presentation will show how all three works connect to the theme that you have chosen, and how that theme relates to a profession within your field
of study at WGU. The two nonliterary works you select must come from the following disciplines: two-dimensional visual art (e.g., painting, photography, printmaking,),
music or film (feature films, documentaries). You should choose works that appeal to you personally, are striking to you in some way, and/or evoke a strong response in
you. In the presentation, you will show how exploration of the themes of these works can enhance performance in your profession and deepen your understanding of the
Note: Your multimedia presentation should contain 25 to 30 slides. This is not a conventional PowerPoint presentation. You may find that the majority of your slides
are most effectively presented in paragraph form, with some utilizing the more traditional bullet point format. You are encouraged to use first person narrative (“I”
statements) where appropriate. Your presentation should be self contained and all information should be on the slides (do not use speaker notes). Arrange slides in a
way that creates cohesion and flow and use images to accentuate and substantiate points.
Note: This presentation should demonstrate the depth of the analysis and reflection that you have done. Your challenge will be to communicate your points through a
series of clear, focused, and concise slides that represent your knowledge and convey your unique analytical points and insights.
Select ONE work of literature from the following list (works are available online).
Death of Ivan Ilyich by Leo Tolstoy, 1886
The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells, 1897
“The Package” by Kurt Vonnegut, 1952
“Johnny Mnemonic” by William Gibson, 1981
“The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson, 1948
“A Small, Good Thing” by Raymond Carver, 1983
“Silver Water” by Amy Bloom, 1993
“The Third and Final Continent” by Jhumpa Lahiri, 1999
“The Lost ‘Beautifulness’” by Anzia Yezierska, 1920
“The Veldt” by Ray Bradbury, 1950
“The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World” by Gabriel García Márquez, 1968
“That the Science of Cartography is Limited” by Eavan Boland, 1994
“A Brave and Startling Truth” by Maya Angelou, 1995
“Invictus” by William Ernest Henley, 1888
“If” by Rudyard Kipling, 1895
“Praise Song for the Day” by Elizabeth Alexander, 2009
“Let America be America Again” by Langston Hughes, 1935
“A Talk to Teachers” by James Baldwin, 1963*
* While the essay title addresses teachers, this work has themes that can apply to all professions.
Select two creative works from the following disciplines (each work must be from a different discipline):
• Two-dimensional visual art (e.g., painting, photography, or printmaking)
• Film (feature film or documentary)