Myth in the Ancient World
Undergraduate | MAQ-AHIX1200 | 2024
Reveal how the politics and cultural life of ancient civilisations are reflected in their mythology. Meet figures from Greek, Roman and Near-Eastern mythology. Study Egyptian and biblical texts. Look for examples of myths in literature and art.
- Study method
- 100% online
- 100% online
- Enrol by
- 14 July 2024
- Entry requirements
- Prior study needed
- 18 weeks
- Start dates
- 22 July 2024
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Myth in the Ancient World
About this subject
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of the fundamental concepts, principles and theories used in the study of myth and the content of select representative examples of myths from the ancient world.
- Analyse, synthesise, and evaluate information about myth in the ancient world.
- Create clear, coherent, evidence-based exposition of knowledge and ideas about myth in the ancient world.
- Communicate critical and reflective judgements effectively with teaching staff and peers.
- "A week-by-week guide to the topics you will explore in this subject will be provided in your study materials."
Every week students will be introduced to a number of myths from ancient Greece, Rome, the ancient Near East (including Egypt), and some myths from the Aboriginal traditions. You will study the earliest creation myths, explore the stories of gods and goddesses, heroes and monsters, in ancient literature and art. The myths, studied in translation, will be analysed in terms of their cultural context, the genre in which they belong, their typology and as the semester progresses through certain theoretical perspectives.
- Analysis of a Myth (30%)
- Quizzes (35%)
- Essay (35%)
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You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
MAQ-HST140 (Not currently available)
MAQ-AHIX140 (Not currently available)
NCCW (pre-2020 units) HST140, AHIS140, AHST101, AHIX140
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- 0.125 EFTSL
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