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CLAS 430 A: Greek and Roman Mythology

Summer Term: 
Full-term
Meeting Time: 
MWF 10:50am - 11:50am
Location: 
ECE 003
SLN: 
10819
Instructor:
James J. Clauss

Syllabus Description:

CLAS 430  Greek and Roman Mythology

Summer 2019

MWF 10:50-11:50

ECE 003

Instructor: Professor James J. Clauss

Office: M 264F Denny Hall; tel. 543-2266

Office Hours: MW 11:30-12:20

 

Required Text:

 

  1. Morford, E. Lenardon, M. Sham, Classical Mythology11thEdition. Oxford University Press. (= MLS)

 

Goals of the course:

 

  • Gain an understanding of the nature of ancient mythic storytelling in general.
  • Survey Greek and some Roman Mythology, with a focus on the historical, religious, cultural and psychological issues underlying them.
  • Observe the reception of ancient mythology in art and literature.

 

Requirements:

 

Read the material assigned for each class (see below)

2 Exams:         Midterm: Monday, July 29                             [50 points]

                        Final: Friday, August 23                                 [50 points]

 

NB: Both exams will be multiple-choice tests and will require mark-sense forms.  The exams must be taken at the time when they are scheduled.

 

Schedule of Readings (the numbers refer to chapter and page numbers in the text):

 

                        Monday                       Wednesday                 Friday

 

Week 1            Introduction                1.3-15                          1.15-30

Week 2            2.39-55                        3.59-79                        4.82-99

Week 3            4.99-110                      5.114-133                    7.165-8.187

Week 4            9.190-220                    10.223-245                  11.247-270

Week 5            12.281-298                  13.300-330                  14.334-352

Week 6            Midterm                      15.355-380                  16.384-397 + 403-407                       

Week 7            17.408-434                  18.437-447                  19.467-509                 

Week 8            20.517-537                  21.540-552                  22.554-579

Week 9            23.582-603                  24.607-632                  Final

 

 

 

 

Grading:

 

Score               Grade              Score               Grade              Score               Grade

100-98             4.0                   82                    2.9                   72                    1.9

97-95               3.9                   81                    2.8                   71                    1.8

94                    3.8                   80                    2.7                   70                    1.7

93-92               3.7                   79                    2.6                   69                    1.6

91                    3.6                   78                    2.5                   68                    1.5

90-89               3.5                   77                    2.4                   67                    1.4

88-87               3.4                   76                    2.3                   66                    1.3

86                    3.3                   75                    2.2                   65                    1.2

85                    3.2                   74                    2.1                   64                    1.1

84                    3.1                   73                    2.0                   63                    1.0

83                    3.0                                                                   62                    0.9

                                                                                                61                    0.8

                                                                                                60                    0.7

 

 

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: 
April 24, 2019 - 11:20pm
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