TRAD 104 Classical Mythology syllabus (1)

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TRAD 104: CLASSICAL MYTHOLOGY Spring 2009MWF 12:00 to 12:50 p.m. Social Sciences Room 100 Syllabus Instructor:  Professor Robert Schon Office:  Learning Services Building 218 Office phone:  621-7420 Email:  rschon@email.arizona.edu Office Hours:  Monday and Wednesday, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m., or by appointment. Teaching Assistants: Aaryn Brewer (aarynb@email.arizona.edu) Brooke Hundtoft (hundtoft@email.arizona.edu ) Each GAT will set her own office hours and meeting places. Course Objective:  This course will introduce you to the study of mythology through an exploration of  the major ancient Greek and Roman myths. It will give you the basic knowledge needed to appreciate  references to classical myths in later Western culture, including past and contemporary art, architecture,  dance, literature, and music. Course Description:  We will study Greek mythology by reading expert commentary, ancient primary  sources in English translation and viewing images from ancient art. No prior background in classical art  and literature or mythology is expected. Required Text: Classical Mythology (eighth edition)  by Mark P.O. Morford and Robert J. Lenardon. Grades:  Grades will be based on your performance on quizzes (30%) (top 6 of 9 grades will  count), writing assignments (25%), midterm exam (15%), final exam (25%), and class  participation (5%) (which includes attendance, conduct, and asking/answering questions both in  and out of class). Quizzes will consist of short answers and/or short essays and should take 15-20 minutes. Writing assignments will consist of 3-5 short (1 page or so) assignments and a 3-4 page paper  (details forthcoming).
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Grading Scale: A= 90-100 B=80-90 C=70-80 D=60-70 E= <60 Notice:  Assigned readings and images may present scenes of depravity, graphic violence, and sex.  Anyone uncomfortable with such material may want to consider dropping this class.  
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Policies: Attendance:  Students are required to attend each class and arrive on time.  If you must arrive  late or leave class early, please sit near an exit and in an aisle seat in order to minimize  disruption of the class.  Attendance may be taken at any time.  In addition, students may be  called on randomly to answer questions.  If your name is called and you do not respond, you  will be considered absent and deductions will be taken from the participation portion of your
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