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The Topic Tree: General Research Guide: Humanities and the World

A selection of timely, diverse, and exciting topics for term papers, projects, and presentations.

Arts and Humanities -- Humanities and the World

Humanities and the World

This topic is for humanities and arts topics that are not language or literature but which make news and arouse passions. These are the topics that seem to overlap nearly every other subject area.

 


 

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How does the choice of font/type effect the mood and perception of a work of writing?

Describe how either Babylonian/Sumerian, or Egyptian religion and religious practice influenced Judaism.

Attempts to censor Shakespeare.

Attempts to censor/Bowdlerize the Bible's Song of Songs.

How do literary works enter, stay in, or leave "the canon?"

How do short stories get into high school and college textbooks/readers?

What sort of careers are available to a person with a bachelors in English?

How can college or high school teachers make literature more relevant to students?

Practical uses for a degree in foreign language(s).

What can the humanities bring to journalism and magazine writing?

What can the humanities bring to either business or medicine?

Should the government (and by extension taxpayers) finance controversial and possibly offensive art?

Should the government (and by extension taxpayers) finance art, music, or poetry that would otherwise not be commercially viable (read "popular")?