English 243.003 - Spring Semester 1999
Linthicum 110 - 9:30-10:45 TR


Course Description: Introduction to Classical Mythology is described in the TU Undergraduate Catalog as "the study of myth in selected works from Greek and Roman literature." The only prerequisite for the course is English 102.

Course Objective: (1) To learn the content of the major Greek and Roman myths. (2) To understand how these myths shaped and were shaped by the cultures of classical antiquity. (3) To appreciate the roles of these myths in forging Western consciousness and values, as well as their continued vitality in contemporary Western thought and culture.

Required Texts:

Course Grading:

				First Major Exam	29%  
				Second Major Exam	29%
				Third Major Exam	29%
				Daily Grade		13%

Daily Grade: The Daily Grade will include grades from regular short quizzes and instructor assessment of positive classroom participation. Missed short quizzes may not be made up.

Attendance: Regular attendance is expected. More than four absences, whether excused or unexcused, will hurt your overall grade for the course as will repeated late arrivals and early departures.

Cheating and Plagiarism: All work done in this course must be your work only. Cheating and/or plagiarism could result in an "F" for the course.

Classroom Decorum: During class, you will be expected not to eat, sleep, chat, read extraneous material, leave and re-enter the classroom, or do other things that may distract the instructor or other students from the task at hand. Repeated instances of such behavior will have a negative impact on your daily grade. During exams, you will not be allowed to go to the restroom, so don't ask.