Fall 2021 - HUM 102W C100
Classical Mythology (3)
Class Number: 4423
Delivery Method: Distance Education
Course Times + Location:
Exam Times + Location:
Oct 27, 2021
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
Dec 9, 2021
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
An introduction to the central myths of the Greeks and Romans. The course will investigate the nature, function, and meaning of myths in the classical world and their considerable influence on western civilization. Students with credit for HUM 102 may not take this course for further credit. Writing/Breadth-Humanities.
This course will focus on the stories the people of the classical world told to entertain each other, to explain the nature of their world and its institutions, to reflect on current challenges, and to preserve a memory of their distant past. It was thus an almost pervasive vehicle for communication, a sort of language. Because classical mythology is so thoroughly anthropomorphic, it has raised questions about the nature of the human condition that have led people to return to its stories continually since antiquity. But while keeping aware of our own, modern perspective, our goal in this course is to begin to master and appreciate these stories and the role they played in the culture that produced them.
- Assignment 1 10%
- Assignment 2 15%
- Assignment 3 15%
- Assignment 4 15%
- Mid-term Exam 15%
- Final Exam 30%
Homer The Odyssey (1996), Fagles
Homer The Illiad (1990), Fagles
Greek Tragedies Vol. 1 (3rd Ed.), Griffith et al.
Homeric Hymns (1995), Shelmerdine
Hesiod's Theogony (1987), Caldwell
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