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Unformatted text preview: Professsor: Dr. Thea K. Smith Email: [email protected] Office: 217 Blegen Phone: 556-3170 Celtic & Norse Myth & Religion 15-CLAS-335-901 Spring 2008 Prospectus : This is an introductory class designed to acquaint students with the myths and religion of ancient of the Celtic and Norse peoples. Classes include lectures, discussion and analysis of ancient texts read in translation, as well as visual materials showing archaeological evidence for religious practices and beliefs. Required texts : Be sure to get these translations! 1. Gantz, Jeffrey, translator. The Mabinogion . NYC: Penguin, 1976. 2. Burgess, Glyn, and Keith Busby, transl. The Lais of Marie de France . NYC: Penguin, 1986. 3. Alexander, Michael, translator. Beowulf . NYC: Penguin, 1973. 4. Larrington, Carolyne, translator. The Poetic Edda . NYC : Oxford UP, 1996. Grades : Grades are based equally on three factors: 1) the average grade from all homework and quizzes, combined; 2) the take-home midterm essay; and 3) the take-home final essay. Grades are rounded up or down based on class participation. Attendance, absence, and class participation: Good attendance is expected; there is no book or web site that replicates class sessions. Class participation is an important component of the class and counts toward your grade. Please read the assigned text carefully before is an important component of the class and counts toward your grade....
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- Spring '08
- Poetic Edda, Gudrun Lay, Helgi Hundingsbane Sigurd