Course Syllabus


Course Description

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.
  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • Printable Lessons
  • Full HD Video  
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider

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.
  • Summarize stories of love in mythology.
  • Describe famous greek mythology families and their cities.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
Introduction Assignment: Reasons for Taking a Mythology Course 10 points
Defining Myth 25 points
Lesson 1: Finding other Myths 20 points
Homer's Odysseus and the Human Condition through Myth 25 points
Quiz on Lesson 1 10 points
Lesson 2: God or Hero. 20 points
Quiz for Lesson 2 12 points
Lesson 3: The Odyssey 20 points
The Myth of the Trojan War and its influence 20 points
Quiz for Lesson 3 10 points
Lesson 4: Eros and Psyche 20 points
The Greeks and Love. 20 points
Quiz on Lesson 4 9 points
Lesson 5: Sparta vs Athens 20 points
The House Of Pelops 20 points
Quiz for Lesson 5 11 points
Assignment 6: The Minotaur or the Gorgon's Head 20 points
Final Assignment 5 points
Oedipus 20 points
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