98年第2學期-0183 希臘羅馬神話 課程資訊
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The main objective of this course is to introduce you to the Greek and Roman myths which form the basis of Western Literature and which continue to influence modern literature.
1. Students will read and examine Greek and Roman myths in detail and will also read modern literature based on Greek and Roman mythological themes.
2. Students will try to define mythology and will learn to identify the features of myths.
3. Students will be introduced to different aspects of myths and will learn to critically analyze these aspects using the proper terminology.
4. Students will write regular journals in which they reflect critically on their reading of mythology.
5. Students will choose a myth to perform and will demonstrate their understanding of mythological themes by presenting the myth to the class.
6. Students will strengthen their overall skills in reading, analyzing and discussing myths.
This course introduces both Greek and Roman mythology which form the basis of Western Literature and which continue to influence modern literature. Both myths and adaptations of myths in modern form will be read and studied. Various aspects of the myths will be discussed. Students will learn to approach myths critically and at the same time strengthen their skills in reading, analyzing and discussing narratives. This elective course (2 credits) provides a basis for literature classes taken in later years. General English skills should improve as well.
Office HourMondays 14:10-16:00 in FL 111-C or FL 101-6 or by appointment.
Hamilton, Edith (1942; 1999) Mythology. Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes, New York and Boston: Grand Central Publishing.
Handouts from a variety of sources will be provided.