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Classical Civilization

CLA 101 Classical Mythology

An introduction to the content and form of the major ancient myths, chiefly Greek. The emphasis will be on interpretation, with topics to include myth, folk-tale, and legend, myth and ritual, psychological uses of myth, and the structuralist school of Claude Lévi-Strauss. Particular attention will be paid to male/female archetypes, with secondary readings from Camille Paglia and Robert Bly. Comparison will also be made to several non-western mythologies. Counts towards Area of Cancentration in Gender Studies. Offered fall semester of odd-numbered years.

 Prerequisite: None.

Credits: 1