Course title:
Mythology in Classical Greek Tragedy
Tutor:
Simon Haworth
Course ID:
C3847037
Start date:
21/01/2022
End date:
01/04/2022
Timetabled sessions
Date Times Hours
Fri 21 Jan 2022 12:15 PM - 14:15 PM 2
Fri 28 Jan 2022 12:15 PM - 14:15 PM 2
Fri 04 Feb 2022 12:15 PM - 14:15 PM 2
Fri 11 Feb 2022 12:15 PM - 14:15 PM 2
Fri 18 Feb 2022 12:15 PM - 14:15 PM 2
Fri 04 Mar 2022 12:15 PM - 14:15 PM 2
Fri 11 Mar 2022 12:15 PM - 14:15 PM 2
Fri 18 Mar 2022 12:15 PM - 14:15 PM 2
Fri 25 Mar 2022 12:15 PM - 14:15 PM 2
Fri 01 Apr 2022 12:15 PM - 14:15 PM 2
Total sessions: 10
Total number of classroom hours: 20
Independent online hours: 0
Total hours: 20
Date
Fri 21 Jan 2022
Times
12:15 PM - 14:15 PM
Hours
2
Date
Fri 28 Jan 2022
Times
12:15 PM - 14:15 PM
Hours
2
Date
Fri 04 Feb 2022
Times
12:15 PM - 14:15 PM
Hours
2
Date
Fri 11 Feb 2022
Times
12:15 PM - 14:15 PM
Hours
2
Date
Fri 18 Feb 2022
Times
12:15 PM - 14:15 PM
Hours
2
Date
Fri 04 Mar 2022
Times
12:15 PM - 14:15 PM
Hours
2
Date
Fri 11 Mar 2022
Times
12:15 PM - 14:15 PM
Hours
2
Date
Fri 18 Mar 2022
Times
12:15 PM - 14:15 PM
Hours
2
Date
Fri 25 Mar 2022
Times
12:15 PM - 14:15 PM
Hours
2
Date
Fri 01 Apr 2022
Times
12:15 PM - 14:15 PM
Hours
2
Total sessions:
10
Total number of classroom hours:
20
Independent online hours:
0
Total hours:
20
Venue:
Online Learning with Zoom and Canvas
Leads to qualification?    No
Level:     Level 2 (level information)
Is this course part of a programme of study?
No
Programme details
Programme title:
Programme aims:
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Who is this programme for?
Optional Activity Start date End date Fee
Fee
£64.00 or free on some courses if you are in receipt of some benefits
What skills or experience do I need to join this course?
This course is for beginners and improvers
This course is for beginners and improvers
What else do I need to know? Is there anything I need to provide?
This course will be taught online using a combination of Zoom and the WEA's online digital learning platform Canvas, both of which you will need to be able to access through the internet and email. A selection of learning resources will be provided, including reading and materials for each session.
Course aim:
Through classical and modern sources this course will examine some of the renowned mythic stories and characters, mortal, divine and supernatural, related within the surviving body of Greek tragedy in order to strengthen our grasp on the subject.
Course description:
Of the Greeks and their drama Edith Hall observes that 'It is worth thinking about why their tragedies matter in the first place. Greek tragedy only matters if you believe that tragedy, more widely defined, has itself played a significant role in your own culture.' On this course we will explore the enduring appeal of the myths and stories alluded to here and relayed through Greek tragedy to understand why these plays have persisted for so long and what keeps us coming back for more. We will also think about how, where and why myth emerged, who the mortals, gods and other beings ensnared in these stories are, how they relate, as well as some contemporary responses. We will read works by all the major tragedians, Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides, and also spend time looking at the structure and performance of Greek tragedy. More widely we will interrogate myth itself: What is myth? Is myth the same as folklore, fairytale, legend? Is there a difference between myth and history?
By the end of the course I will be able to:
1. Show an improved knowledge of an essential range of Classical myths through source, story and character, notably in Greek Tragedy
2. Identify where myth comes from, what it is, how it functions and transfers to a variety of historical, social and cultural contexts
3. Explain how myths are presented and narrated in an array of dramatic and other sources or forms, both ancient and modern
4. Interpret the reception of Classical myth, its narratives and characters, through important theoretical approaches and modern scholarship within the subject
5. Demonstrate some independence in learning through analysis and research using skills built and developed here
How will I learn?

We expect you to attend your classroom sessions and make time to do any required learning activities on your own.

The WEA tutor will use a range of teaching and learning activities and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning. Your tutor will use tasks to see how you are learning, which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects, discussion, written or practical work. Your tutor will give you feedback on your learning and progress.

WEA Canvas online learning area

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WEA online sessions/ courses- Zoom

If your course is online, you will join a virtual classroom using a weblink: the WEA uses a video-conferencing tool called Zoom. To use Zoom you will need a Laptop, Computer, Tablet or Smart phone which has speakers, a microphone and a video camera. For some courses, to submit work, we advise you to use a laptop or computer. For more information on Canvas and Zoom please visit www.wea.org.uk/help

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What next?

Your tutor will talk with you about what you could do following this course.

You can also find information on our website to support you to make decisions about what you can do next https://www.wea.org.uk/studentsupport/whatsnextandprogression

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