May be taken as an English unit or as a Gender Studies Unit.
This unit is a study of the role of myth in Greek and Roman culture through literary texts and ancient art, including an exploration of the relationship between mythological narratives and religious ritual. This unit also traces developments in the depiction of the gods and heroes as a mirror of social and political change, and addresses the reception of classical myth in later ages.
|Unit name||Greek and Roman Mythology|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
|Discipline||History and Classics|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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- Describe the range of historical, literary, and cultural material for the study of classical myth.
- Explain the historical and cultural contexts which produced and shaped myth.
- Evaluate the different sources and media for the study of myth.
- Express basic analysis of mythic texts and images in writing.
|Band||Field of Education|
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25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any Faculty
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:
Task 1: Weekly reading reflections, 50-100 words (10%)
Task 2: Primary text analyses x 3, 300 words each (15%)
Task 3: Major essay, 2250 words (35%)
Task 4: Take-home exam (40%)
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