Year 13 Classical Studies: Introduction to Greek Mythology
Teacher in Charge: N. Wright
This course is for students who are interested Greek mythology and have not taken Classics before. The purpose of this course is to provide students who are wanting to pick up Classics at level 3 with a sound introductory knowledge of Classics through analysing literature and artwork. Students will be challenged to think critically about the world around them, develop their interpersonal skills by working collaboratively at times and also learning to manage their time and work independently in preparation for life after school.
There are four assessments - two internals (6 credits each) and two externals (4 credits each)
Greek Mythology: You will understand an in-depth examination of Ancient Greek mythology focusing on the creation of the world, origin of mankind, Olympian gods, minor deities and the Trojan War.
Homer's Odyssey: The original hero story. Homer's Odyssey is the epic tale of one mans 10 year long journey home from Troy on which he encounters monsters, witches, nymphs, the dead and gods. This story of heroism and revenge gives students a great understanding of societal norms.
Assessment: External Classical Studies 3.1 (4 credits)
Death and the Afterlife in Ancient Greece: The idea of life after death will be studied in-depth as well as the myths of the underworld, burial rites and mythological figures of the underworld.
Assessment: Internal Classical Studies 3.4 (6 credits)
Greek Vases: This unit focuses on Greek mythology through artwork. Students will analyse 4-5 Ancient Greek vases with an emphasis on the myths depicted on the vases, the wine drinking culture of the Ancient Greek men and expectations on women and men during this time. This is assessed both internally and externally.
Assessment: Internal Classical Studies 3.5 (6 credits) External Classical Studies 3.2 (4 credits)
By studying Ancient Greece you will develop a better understanding of the cultural history of Western Europe which is an important part of New Zealand culture as much of our art, science, literature, law, philosophy, politics and religion comes from ancient Greece and Rome. Classical Studies will also help you develop a range of skills that are transferable to the outside world, such as the ability to think, research, express yourself clearly and concisely, analyse and present an argument.
You will learn by group work, research, teacher directed learning and individual study.
This is a university approved subject and all credits are literacy credits.
Internally - students can gain 12 credits.
Externally - students can gain an additional 8 credits.
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
This course is approved for University Entrance.
Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Approved subject for University Entrance
Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 20
This course is University approved and will allow you to meet the requirements for University Entrance.