Michael Delahoyde, PhD

Professor of English

Mythology Syllabus
Spring 2020

Humanities 103
Mythology

Section 02
Spring 2020
SLN 03333
MWF 11:10-12:00 pm
PEB 136
Dr. Michael Delahoyde
Avery Hall 355 — Washington State University
Hours: MWF 10:00-11:00, and by appointment.
Phone: 509-335-4832
E-mail: delahoyd@wsu.edu
 


Mythology Syllabus


January 13 — The Power of Names; Jane Seymour in Le Jardin de Max Factor.
January 15 — Creation Myths: Genesis 1-3.
January 17 — Creation Myths: Native American, Mayan, cheesy filmic.

[January 20 — Martin Luther King Jr. Day.]
January 22 — Creation Myths: (Hesiod’s Theogony), The Greek gods.
January 24 — Homer’s Iliad: Book 1.

January 27 — Homer’s Iliad: Books 2 (lines 1-583), 3, [4].
January 29 — Iliad Books 5, 6, [7].
January 31 — Iliad Books 8, 9.

February 3 — Iliad Books 10, 11.
[February 5 — Snow Day.]
February 7 — Lost Civilizations: The Aegean.

February 10 — Iliad Books [12, 13], 14, [15], 16, [17].
February 12 — Iliad Books 18, 19, [20], Lost Episode.
February 14 — Iliad Books 21, 22.

[February 17 — St. Nixon Holy Day.]
February 19 — Iliad Books 23, 24.
February 21 — The Fall of Troy–Aeneid excerpts.

February 24 — Review; Writing Advice.
February 26 — Midterm Exam & Essay.
February 28 — Greek Music and Drama.

March 2 — Sophocles, Oedipus.
March 4 — Euripides, Medea.
March 6 — The Underworld.

March 9 — Ovid, Metamorphoses Intro., Book 1.
March 11 — Lycanthropy and Monsters.
[March 13 — No class.]

[March 16 – 20 — SPRING BREAK.]

March 23 — Zoom: Ovid, Metamorphoses Books 2, 3, 4.
March 25 — Zoom: The Shakespeare Myth.
March 27 — Ovid, Metamorphoses Books [5,] 6, 7, 8.

March 30 — Zoom: Trojan War Mythology in Shakespeare’s Lucrece.
April 1 — Zoom: Ovid, Metamorphoses Books 9, 10, 11.
April 3 — Ovid, Metamorphoses Books 12, 13; Ovid Apocrypha.

April 6 — Zoom: Ovid, Metamorphoses Books [14,] 15: Pythagoras.
April 8 — Zoom: The Mythology of Love: Andreas Capellanus.
April 10 — The Line, The Cross and the Curve.

April 13 — Zoom: Mythology of Reptiles & Dinosaurs.
April 15 — Zoom: Bard Code and The Altar.
April 17 — Food; Other Topics in Mythology?

April 20 — Zoom: Last Topics.
April 22 — Zoom: Review.
April 24 — End-of-Semester Exam & Essay.

April 27 — Final Essay Due on Blackboard.
April 29 — Optional Zoom: What I Did on My Summer Vacations.
May 1 — Optional Extra Credit due. The End.