CLCIV 121 - First-year Seminar in Classical Civilization (Composition)
Section: 001 13 Ways of Looking at a Myth
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Classical Civilization (CLCIV)
Department: LSA Classical Studies
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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In Greek myth Prometheus is variously represented as a trickster, a rebel against authority, and a benefactor of mortals. In addition, Prometheus is a paradoxical figure, associated with both progress (intellectual development and technological advancement) and decline (oppression and suffering) in the mortal realm. This variation speaks to the flexibility of ancient myth as a medium for reflecting on human experience. This course examines, through discussion and writing, the multifaceted nature of the Prometheus myth as expressed in Greek literature, its reception in the modern era, and its value for thinking about what it means to be human. Students write a minimum of 1-2 pages for most class meetings and compose (in stages) four evidence-based essays of varying length and type. These essays, totaling approximately 25 pages, undergo revision. In-class writing workshops center on peer exchange in small and large groups. There are no quizzes or exams.

Course Requirements:

Regular evidence-based writing assignments of varying length and type, with substantive revision. In-class discussion and writing workshops, including peer review. No exams.

Intended Audience:

First-year students.

Class Format:

Two discussion/workshop sections per week.

CLCIV 121 - First-year Seminar in Classical Civilization (Composition)
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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ISBN: 0806118466
The poems of Hesiod, Author: translated with introduction and comments by R.M. Frazer ; illustrated by Mary Sue Roniger, Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press [1st ed.], 1986
ISBN: 9780192832825
Persians and other plays, Author: Aeschylus ; translated with an introduction and notes by Christopher Collard., Publisher: Oxford University Press First pape 2009
ISBN: 0872200949
Protagoras, Author: Plato ; translated by Stanley Lombardo, Karen Bell ; introduction by Michael Frede., Publisher: Hackett 1992
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