Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:June, Parkville - Taught online/distance.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 320 minutes of online lectures and directed discussions and four 80 minute live seminars in weeks 1 & 4: and 240 minutes of online lectures and directed discussions and three 80 minute live seminars in weeks 2 & 3. |
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For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
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Associate Professor Parshia Lee-Stecum
This subject will focus on mythical narratives from the ancient Greek and Roman traditions. Students will explore some of the central patterns and themes in classical mythology. These include narratives of birth and creation, war and the warrior, fire and flood, animals, gods and humans. We will explore how these symbolic themes are incorporated into a diverse range of myths, including stories of the birth of the cosmos, Zeus's rule over the world, the foundation of cities and peoples, and hero myths in which men confront monsters. We will also be concerned with the story of Troy, which is the quintessential Greco-Roman myth, and the many classical tales of metamorphosis. We will engage directly with these narratives in the surviving literary sources (especially epic and drama), and in classical art, which is a major source for the Greek and Roman myths.
This subject requires students to access reading and lecture materials online and to participate in regular online seminars.
Students who successfully complete this subject should:
Written work totalling 4000 words comprising of:
Hurdle requirement: Students must participate in no fewer than 10 of 14 online seminars. Students must complete a minimum of 6 online quizzes. All pieces of written work (document analysis, research essay and take home exam) must be submitted to pass this subject.
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Subject readings will be available on-line and extensive use of other on-line resources will be made.
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This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.
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Ancient World Studies |
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