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CLAS 430 A: Greek and Roman Mythology

Meeting Time: 
MWF 9:30am - 10:20am
Location: 
KNE 220
SLN: 
12245
Instructor:
Catherine M. Connors

Syllabus Description:

Classics 430 (3 credits)        Greek and Roman Mythology         Spring 2018 

INSTRUCTOR: Professor Catherine Connors, Department of Classics:  email cconnors@uw.edu

 

DESCRIPTION:

The ancient Greeks and Romans used storytelling to organize their thoughts, express their values, and understand their place on earth and in the universe. Material discussed in this course will include Greek and Roman myths of the creation of the world, the birth of the gods and their individual areas of expertise, and the crises, journeys and challenges faced by heroes and heroines. You will learn these challenging, thought-provoking, dangerous and beautiful stories and how generations of people have thought about and been inspired by them. 

 My Office: 262 Denny Hall, within the Classics Department main office

My Mailbox:  262A Denny Hall, in Classics Department office area

Classics Department Telephone/Message:  206 543 2266

 If you have questions about adding coursework in Classics, Latin or Greek to your UW program of study, please email us at clasdept@uw.edu or stop by Denny 262 E to speak with our Departmental Advisor Mr. Machle and we will be happy to help you. If you start learning Greek or Latin at UW this summer, you could be reading Homer or Virgil in Spring 2019! 

ONE REQUIRED TEXT (used for every class meeting), available from U Bookstore:

Barry B. POWELL, Classical Myth.  Eighth Edition.  Pearson 2015. 

LECTURES will explore the full richness of Greek and Roman myth and storytelling, in the ancient world itself and since.  The two course examinations will focus upon the core information that will enable you to understand and to appreciate this material now and in the future.

ASSIGNED READINGS.  Regular attendance at lectures is strongly urged, as being essential to the study and interpretation of assigned readings (and accompanying visual images).  Students are strongly recommended to study the assigned reading both before and after each lecture.  Keeping a detailed notebook to aid in organizing information for review has been very useful for many students.

MIDTERM EXAMINATION (50% of grade):  computer-scanned exam, featuring 40 multiple choice questions on material covered in second half of course.  Bring a mark sense/bubble form and No. 2 pencil, for your own use in the exam.

FINAL EXAMINATION (50% of grade):  

computer-scanned exam, featuring 40 multiple choice questions on material covered in second half of course.  Bring a mark sense/bubble form and No. 2 pencil, for your own use in the exam.  

Lecture outlines including key terms for review, along with other support materials, will be added regularly to the canvas site for this class 

Catalog Description: 
Principal myths found in classical and later literature. Offered: AWSp.
GE Requirements: 
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA)
Credits: 
3.0
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
October 17, 2018 - 9:12pm
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