Classics 010. Greek, Roman & Near Eastern Mythology (3 units - Summer Session II)

imageSummer Session II 2017  [August 7 - September 15, 2017]

Classics 010. Greek, Roman & Near Eastern Mythology (3 units)
Tim Brelinski

TWR 12:10-1:50P
26 Wellman Hall
CRN 70976

Course Description: The principal goal of this course is to introduce students to the world of ancient Mediterranean mythology. We will focus chiefly on Greek mythology but will also explore its connections with the myths of the Near East and Rome. In addition, we will examine the relationship between myth and religion, and the ways in which myths have been represented and interpreted through a variety of media (including literary and pictorial) both in antiquity and later.

Requirements: 3 multiple-choice exams (Note: It is your responsibility to purchase scantrons for this course; they are available at the Campus Bookstore.)

Prerequisite: None.

GE credit (Old): Arts & Humanities.
GE credit (New): Arts & Humanities, Visual Literacy and World Cultures.

Format: Lecture.

Textbook:

  • Barry B. Powell, Classical Myth [8th Edition]  (Longman, 2014)