CLCIV 121 - First-year Seminar in Classical Civilization (Composition)
Section: 001 Odysseys
Term: FA 2013
Subject: Classical Civilization (CLCIV)
Department: LSA Classical Studies
Course Note:
This course addresses a wide range of topics from the ancient Greek and Roman cultures. These are studied for their ideas, literary values, and as illustrations of socio-historical and other historical and intellectual developments important for the understanding of the ancient and modern world, their achievements and problems.
Requirements & Distribution:
FYSem, WorldLit
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Advisory Prerequisites:
Enrollment restricted to first-year students, including those with sophomore standing.
May not be repeated for credit.
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This course begins with the observation that the Odyssey is a story about stories, featuring a hero who makes the perpetuation of his myth the center of his existence. Students will read the Odyssey to examine the many stories of Odysseus circulating in the book. Parallel to this, they will study modern “Odysseys”: works in print and film that recognize the Odyssey as their prototypes. The primary goal is to think analytically about self discovery, the narration of self, and strategies people use to recreate old myths. Students will be taught to write clear, compelling prose and to construct well-crafted academic arguments. The course is designed to help students learn to write well at the college level, regardless of their field of study.

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CLCIV 121 - First-year Seminar in Classical Civilization (Composition)
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001 (REC)
MWF 9:00AM - 10:00AM
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ISBN: 0060904798
The Odyssey of Homer, Author: a modern translation by Richmond Lattimore., Publisher: Harper Torchbooks 1. Harper 1975
ISBN: 0312680465
The lost books of the Odyssey : [a novel], Author: Zachary Mason., Publisher: Picador 1st Picado
ISBN: 0691122903
The imaginative argument : a practical manifesto for writers, Author: Frank L. Cioffi., Publisher: Princeton University Press 2005
ISBN: 9780060009427
How to read literature like a professor : a lively and entertaining guide to reading between the lines, Author: Thomas C. Foster., Publisher: Quill 1. ed., [N 2007
ISBN: 0312542542
A pocket style manual., Author: Diana Hacker, Nancy Sommers ; contributing ESL specialist, Marcy Carbajal Van Horn., Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan 6th ed.
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