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Mythology Course Description
As a student in this
introductory mythology class, you will be introduced to some creation and flood
myths from around the world, dissect beloved and unknown fairytales, and spend
a great deal of time learning Greek and Roman myths. You will leave the course
familiar with the Greco-Roman gods, monsters, and heroes. You will also be
introduced to a sampling of noteworthy ancient plays, learn about the heroic
sagas, and analyze some modern interpretations.
- Reference: Edith Hamilton’s
Mythology, Big Myth Program (in room 123), Creation Myths
(Galenet – through our library reference page)
- Ancient plays: Euripides’
Medea, Trojan Women, and The Bacchae; time permitting, Aeschylus’
- Films: Fantasia, Jason
and the Argonauts, Pan’s Labyrinth, Little Otik, The Odyssey
- World Mythology: Creation /
- Who’s Who in Greek
- Etiological Myths: These
are stories that explain why something is the way it is. “Science” myths.
- Eschatological Myths: These
stories address “the end” – the death of the individual, religious practices,
cycles in nature, etc.
- Tales of Lovers
- Fairy Tales
- Quizzes: There will be
passage identification reading quizzes when you are assigned reading.
There are also multiple choice quizzes for units. There will be many
quizzes in this course.
- Classwork and Homework:
Beyond reading, you will create illustrations with captions, write one
page analyses, look for mythology alive and well, etc.
- Amusement Park Project:
You will be assigned a hero’s journey and create an amusement park to
allow your visitors to “be a hero for a day.” This is a solo or group
- Screenplay Writing: You
will write one scene (geared for a modern audience) from The Bacchae
and/or The Trojan Women using screenplay format.
- Critical Essay: You will
write a critical essay using two plays we read. This will be submitted to
- Comic: Students will use
Comic Life to create a comic book version a myth assigned.
- A View from Hades: You
will write a first person account of your experience in the Underworld.
This will be submitted to turnitin.com.
- Research Paper + Research
Presentation: Photo Story / Movie Maker. You will conduct research on a
fairy tale theory or series, write a 1200 word research essay (submitted
to turnitin.com) and create a documentary using Movie Maker.
- Artistic Interpretation
Project: The final project will be a re-telling of a myth that you found
most interesting during the course. You may make a film, write a
symphony, create a photographic montage, make a sculpture, etc.
- There is a 200 question
Final Exam during Exam Week