Classical Mythology

Summer 2024 > Humanities & Social Sciences > ENGL.2010 > 061

Course No: ENGL.2010-061; SIS Class Nbr: 3111; SIS Term: 3340
Course Status: Open

Course Description

This course takes a literary approach to the mythology of Ancient Greece and Rome. We will explore stories of creation of the world, the fall of Troy, the travels of Odysseus and Theseus, the sins of Oedipus, and the rage of Medea. These texts examine some of the most disturbing and violent of human experiences, as well as some of the most moving: men and women's encounters with community, family, war, death, and love. We will address how these narratives form ethical and social codes that underpin western culture, and devote some attention to how these texts are reinterpreted by later authors. Authors may include Homer, Hesiod, Ovid, Virgil, and the Greek tragedians.

Prerequisites, Notes & Instructor

  • Prerequisites: ENGL.1020 pre-req
  • Special Notes: LT/AH
  • Core Codes: AH, MEDI
  • Credits: 3; Contact Hours: 3
  • Instructor: Todd Tietchen
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When Offered & Tuition

  • Online Course
  • 2024 Summer: May 13 to Jul 21
  • Course Level: Undergraduate
  • Tuition: $1155 | Pay as little as $ 587.50/mo for this course.
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