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Welcome to Dr. Deagon's Mythology class, Spring 2013!

About this course: 

CLA 210 is an introduction to the mythology of ancient Greece, Rome, Mesopotamia, and Northern Europe, with a focus on ancient Greece and Rome.  This course will provide you with: (1) familiarity with and appreciation of a variety of forms of literary representations of mythology; (2) the ability to use a variety of critical methodologies to interpret and analyze mythic narratives from different perspectives; (3)  awareness of the cultural contexts for and uses of mythic narrative, including  the roles of class, ethnicity, social status, material culture, political systems, and historical events in constructing narratives of the divine and of interactions between human and divine world; (4) appreciation of the ways in which myth expresses communal and individual religious perceptions; and (5) awareness of the role of mythology as a focus for the artistic creation of meaning in a variety of cultures and cultural contexts.

Home is this page.

Syllabus is your link to the overall schedule of topics and assignments, including the course requirements, general rules of the class, and grade information.

Assignments is a page you should consult for every class.  It recaps the reading assignments, gives a list of important terms, names and ideas for each class, lists the topics where we will begin our discussions in the next class, announces quizzes and what they will cover, and provides study guide power points that parallel our class discussions.

Important Information gives you information and detailed guidance on the term paper requirement and other topics.

Textbook Web Site links you to the website for Morford and Lenardon.  It is full of study questions, chapter guides, sample quizzes, and so on.

Internet Resources gives links to various sites that are helpful for the study of mythology, and many are good sources to begin your research, or provide the art images and texts you need to develop your research project.

Library is a link to our library's home page.

UNCW is the University web page.