CLAS230 Classical Mythology
Department of Classics
Goals and Requirements:
Your final grade will be determined in the following way:
and Papers 50%
Summary and Evaluation 10%
Individualized Project 25%
Quizzes and Papers
will be no major exams in this course. Instead SIX (6) quizzes,
Quizzes (You have to pass the map portion to pass the course)
and three unit quizzes based upon material covered in class and in
course readings. Types of questions may include multiple choice, true/false, fill-in the blank, and short
essays. The map quiz can be retaken until passed, but
the highest possible grade on a retake is 60.
Other quizzes, both announced and unannounced, may be given at the discretion of
the instructor. No make-ups for quizzes will be given (except the map quiz), but at least one
of these quiz grades will be dropped.
In addition to these quizzes there will be a number of short
written assignments, the average of which will be equivalent to one quiz grade.
One of these written assignments will be a mid-course
All of this work will count 50% of the final
Summary and Evaluation
Each student is required to find, describe, and evaluate a website which
deals in a significant way with the use of classical mythology in ancient
tragedy. Since no two students can evaluate the same websites, it is in
everyone's best interest to do this assignment as early in the semester as
possible. As soon as you have identified a site you want to evaluate, you should
reserve it by sending an e-mail message to the instructor with the URL. The
information on each website should include a title, author, and URL along with a
600-word description/evaluation which contains the following: 1.) a description
of the overall website; 2.) an explanation of the specific mythological features
of the site; 3.) some observation about the way(s) that the myth is used in the
context of ancient tragedy; 4.) reference to any significant mythological
pictures on the site; 5.) information on the author/designer of this website and
this person's qualifications; 6.) your overall evaluation of the website and the
reasons why you evaluated it in this manner. These evaluations will be posted on
the course website for the benefit of the entire class and can be used for work
on individualized projects. These
evaluations count 10% of the final course grade. The evaluations of these
websites must be received before spring break.
Note: Generally you should choose a website rather than a single webpage for
review. For example, you would review http://homepage.mac.com/cparada/GML/Images.html#free
as part of http://homepage.mac.com/cparada/GML/,
not on its own.
This webpage was prepared by Professor Thomas J. Sienkewicz. If
you have any questions, you can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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