CLCIV 385 - Greek Mythology
Section: 001
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Classical Civilization (CLCIV)
Department: LSA Classical Studies
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Other:
WorldLit
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course provides an introduction to the fascinating world of Greek mythology. We will start with myths about the creation of the universe and continue with stories about the feats of strength and cunning of Greek gods and heroes such as Zeus, Heracles and Odysseus. We will also become familiar with the powerful women of Greek mythology, including the wrathful Hera, the seductive Helen and the clever Penelope. And along the way, we will encounter monsters, witches and dragons.

Students will gain experience in interpreting Greek myths from the primary sources, namely Greek literature and art. In addition, students will engage critically with various scholarly approaches to the interpretation of Greek myth. Students will also learn how Greek mythology is related to other great mythologies of the world, particularly those of the ancient Near East. Finally, we will explore how Greek mythology has influenced, and continues to shape, contemporary culture.

Course Requirements:

Two small projects, midterm and final exams

Intended Audience:

No prior knowledge required. The class is open to all students.

Class Format:

Two lectures and one section meeting per week.

CLCIV 385 - Greek Mythology
Schedule Listing
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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Tu 4:00PM - 5:00PM
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W 10:00AM - 11:00AM
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W 4:00PM - 5:00PM
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
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W 9:00AM - 10:00AM
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W 2:00PM - 3:00PM
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
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Th 5:00PM - 6:00PM
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Tu 5:00PM - 6:00PM
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W 12:00PM - 1:00PM
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27626
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Th 6:00PM - 7:00PM
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ISBN: 9780199782833
Classical Mythology in Context, Author: Lisa Maurizio, Publisher: Oxford University Press 2015
Required
ISBN: 0195300351
Classical mythology : a guide to the mythical world of the Greeks and Romans, Author: Hansen William., Publisher: Oxford University Press 2005
Required
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