Fall 2022 - HUM 332 B100

Mythology in Context (4)

Class Number: 6243

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
    BLU 9655, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    45 units. Recommended: HUM 102.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

A detailed interdisciplinary study of the role of mythology within a particular culture or tradition. Breadth-Humanities.

COURSE DETAILS:

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HUM 332-4 Mythology in Context: Mythologizing Law
 
Greek mythology often involves legal ideas, notably homicide, sometimes evidence, sometimes marriage contracts, sometimes inheritance or religious obligations.  In tragedy, the cases often unfold like law court thrillers, with information revealed slowly, legal ideas debated vigorously, and responsibility and punishment assessed.

Note: As part of the course requirements, the "online" component of this class will consist of weekly meetings in pairs by Zoom or in-person with the instructor.

Grading

  • Participation 20%
  • Assignments (4 X 500 words) 20%
  • Paper One (5 pages) 20%
  • Paper Two (5 pages) 20%
  • Final Exam (90 minutes) 20%

NOTES:

This course counts towards a concentration in Hellenic Studies or Mythologies for students in a Humanities major or minor program as well as the Religious Studies Certificate.

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Euripides I.  The University of Chicago Press.   2013.
Sophocles I.  The University of Chicago Press.   2013.

 

Registrar Notes:

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