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Do you feel totally clueless when it comes to Greek Mythology? Do you often say to yourself:  "It's all Greek to me"?  You were supposed to learn this stuff in school but classical mythology isn't really taught anymore in elementary or secondary schools. This basic self-paced course can help.

Greek Mythology will give you an overview of the huge collection of stories explaining the creation of the world and the lives of the gods, goddesses, heroes and heroines. The scope of the Greek myths is astounding.  Starting with the birth of the world, through bloody wars like Troy and Thebes, heroic acts of Hercules and childish pranks by Hermes, and the touching stories of mother love in Demeter and Persephone.

Greek myths have passionate love stories, adventure stories, superhuman tales, fairy tales, magical stories, tales of gods and monsters and beasts and stories of witchcraft and sorcery.  We've inherited these myths in the form of art and literature. It's really entertaining to discover them.
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Lesson 1: Introduction to Greek Mythology

What is a myth and why are myths relevant today? 35 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Take Poll: Which are your favorite types of Myths?
  • Complete: Introduction Assignment: Reasons for Taking a Mythology Course
  • Complete Assignment: Defining Myth

Lesson 2: In The Beginning

Creation of the world, the Early Gods -- Titans, Rise of the Olympians, Creation of man and woman and Introduction to heroes. 55 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Review 3 Articles: Ancient Greece; Comprehensive Guide to Greek Mythology; Homer's Odysseus and the Human Condition
  • Take Poll: Where did you learn your first Greek myths?
  • Complete Assignment: Homer's Odysseus and the Human Condition through Myth
  • Complete Assignment: Lesson 1: Finding other Myths
  • Complete: Quiz on Lesson 1

Lesson 3: The Gods and Early Heroes in Mythology

The Gods and Early Heroes in Mythology including the 12 gods and goddesses of the Pantheon. 32 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: List of Names used in Greek Mythology; Olympian Gods
  • Take Poll: Famous Myths
  • Complete Assignment: Lesson 2: God or Hero.
  • Complete: Quiz for Lesson 2

Lesson 4: The Great Heroes during the Trojan War

The Great Heroes during the Trojan War: Odysseus, Achilles, Paris 50 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Review 4 Articles: Ancient Greece; Greek Maps; GreekMythology.com; The Trojan War and Literature
  • Complete Assignment: The Myth of the Trojan War and its influence
  • Complete Assignment: Lesson 3: The Odyssey
  • Complete: Quiz for Lesson 3

Lesson 5: Stories of Love in Mythology

Stories of Love in Mythology: abduction of Europa, Atalanta's suitors, Persephone and Demeter, Medea. 29 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Review 5 Articles: Ani's Greek Mythology; Myth in Classical Art; Timeless Myths; The Myth of the Trojan War and its influence on Literature and the Arts; The Story of Psyche and Eros
  • Complete Assignment: Lesson 4: Eros and Psyche
  • Complete: Quiz on Lesson 4

Lesson 6: Famous Greek Mythology Families and Their Cities

Lesson 6: Stories of the more famous Greek families and the cities they founded or conquered. 31 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Greek Maps; Timeline of Greek Political History
  • Complete Assignment: Lesson 5: Sparta vs Athens
  • Complete: Quiz for Lesson 5

Lesson 7: More Myths from Greek Mythology

Sisyphus, King Midas, Dionysis, Orpheus, Andromeda and Perseus, Artimis and Apollo, Oedipus and Pan 25 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Take Poll: What do you think about this course?
  • Take Survey: Course Comments
  • Take Survey: Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Complete: Assignment 6: The Minotaur or the Gorgon's Head
  • Complete: Final Assignment
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Course Title: Greek Mythology
Course Number: 7550449
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Course Type: College Level
CEU Value: 0.7 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Instructor: C. Michael McKenna
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Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Define Greek Mythology.
  • Describe the gods and early heroes in mythology.
  • Describe the great heroes during the trojan war.
  • Know stories of love in mythology.
  • Describe famous greek mythology families and their cities, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

Student Testimonials

  • "I thought the assignments really made me learn an extra amount. They were fun, and challenging. I LOVED this class. I also could tell the teacher was very knowledgeable and always gave me a speedy return on grading, etc....Very interesting class, smart and friendly instructor. It wasn't overly easy, and I really liked that. I learned A LOT in this class." -- Caroline S.
  • "The instructor has provided a very orgainzed and detailed course. The reading materials were interesting, but at times I did become a bit overwhelmed at all of the names of the ancient gods and goddesses and their relationships with one another and with the mortals. I appreciate your prompt responses to my email messages and your grading of the assignments and quizzes. This course should be rated with four stars. I have enjoyed my walk with you, even though it was "all Greek to me". I can only hope that you will offer more courses, such as Roman Mythology!!!" -- Sara H.
  • "A fantastic introduction to the myth's of ancient greece with a slight flavouring of Humanities subjects. Realistic expectations of work load with the chance to expand on the work and explore styles within and around the subject. A correct and non bias presentation of the facts of myths without becoming too narrow....Well done. You have inspired me and made a difference to my learning experience. Its course like this that inspire me to go forward in my personal study and achieve my personal goals." -- Chris M.

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