Course Abstract Details

ENGL-225, Classical Mythology

Credits: 3

Course Description

ENGL-225, Classic Mythology, examines the major myths of Greek and Roman culture, studying their origins, their significance for the people of the time, and their impact on literature and culture. The student will investigate how both the divine and the heroic were accepted as fundamental elements of ancient life by reading about such deities as Athena, Aphrodite, and Zeus; about heroes such as Odysseus, Heracles, and Jason; and about monsters like the Cyclops and the Minotaur. Prerequisite: Completion of ENGL-101 or ENGL-103. Three hours lecture each week. Three credits. Three billable hours.

Course Objectives and Grading Information

COURSE OBJECTIVES:    ENGL-225, Classic Mythology, is designed to introduce students to the major myths of Greek and Roman culture. Upon completion of the course you will be able to:   

1. identify the major figures, places, stories and terms of Greek and Roman mythology; (GE6; H1; H2; H3; H4) 

2. trace the sources of major classical myths; (GE2; GE6; H1; H2; H3; H4) 

3. analyze the anthropological, historical, and/or psychological significance of chosen classical myths; (GE2; GE6; H1; H2; H3; H4) 

4. and explain in a researched essay a visual representation of a myth found in art. (GE 2; E1)

Learning Goals

The abbreviations in parentheses represent Learning Goals which have been identified for this course and program of study:

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