Classical Mythology

Classical Myth in the Modern World
Department of Classics
Monmouth College


Summary of Goals and Requirements

Your final grade will be determined in the following way:

The average of these three grades will determine your course grade.
Grading Scale for information about the equivalence of numeric and letter grades.




In-Class Work
There will be a series of quizzes, both announced and unannounced, in class writing assignments, group work and other in-class activities. There will be at least one graded in-class assignment per week, typically a quiz on Wednesdays.

Short Writing Assignments
There will be one short response paper every week, based upon topics discussed in class. These papers will include accurate and specific reference to course materials as well as your own personal response/opinion to this material. A suggested topic will always be provided by the instructor. These weekly papers must be at least 600-words in length (two full pages) and follow Prof. Sienkewicz' Writing Guidelines.  The instructor reserves the right not to accept any paper submitted after the due date.

Final Exam
This final take-home exam will be consist primarily of essay questions which will allow you to demonstrate your familiarity with the use of myths in the modern wrold and to make appropriate and significant observations about these modern uses of myth.
This material has been published on the web by Prof. Tom Sienkewicz for his students at Monmouth College. If you have any questions, you can contact him at

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