ENG-202 - Goddesses, Heroes, and Monsters: Ancient Greek Literature in Translation

3 credits

This course provides a thorough grounding in the literature and culture of ancient Greece, featuring especially the twists and turns of Greek mythology as it is shaped and reshaped by the hands of various authors. Students will learn to "take apart" epics, drama, and lyric poetry in discussion and in writing. They will be coached as they develop analytical papers, and as they synthesize their learning in creative projects. Students will also be asked to evaluate a limited amount of important criticism.
This course will draw heavily from the archaic and classical eras and lightly from the Hellenistic period. All works will be presented in translation; the art of, and the difficulties inherent in, translation will be explored throughout.

Prerequisite(s): ENG-102 (minimum grade C-) 

Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the MassTransfer Block Humanities and Fine Arts requirements.