Course Descriptions - Gods, Heroes, and Monsters: Ancient Mythology I CLAS 1103   Gods, Heroes, and Monsters: Ancient Mythology I
CREDIT HOURS: 3
An introductory survey of the traditional religious narratives of ancient civilizations including Mesopotamia, Egypt, Israel, Greece, and Rome. Of special interest: the function of myth in shaping and expressing a culture's understanding of the divine, the institutions of human community (religion, the family, government), and the natural world; the interrelationships of the myths of those civilizations; the reception of those traditions in the origins of Christian and Islamic culture. The traditional narratives and their broader cultural contexts will be approached through study of primary sources including epic, tragic, and didactic poetry, hymnography, historiography, philosophy, the visual arts, and architecture.
NOTES: This course is the first part of the former full-year course CLAS 1100X/Y.06. This course description reflects the entirety of the pair (CLAS 1103.03 and CLAS 1104.03). Together CLAS 1103.03 and CLAS 1104.03 fulfill the BA writing requirement. CLAS 1103.03 must be successfully completed before taking CLAS 1104.03.
FORMAT:
  • Lecture
  • Tutorial

FORMAT COMMENTS: Together CLAS 1103.03 and CLAS 1104.03 fulfill the BA writing requirement.
CROSS-LISTING: RELS 1201.03
EXCLUSIONS: CLAS 2100X/Y.06, CLAS 2103.03, CLAS 2104.03, CLAS1100X/Y.06, RELS 1200X/Y.06