An Introduction To Greek Mythology (Greek Culture Workshops)

Course information sheet

Fees: Standard £ 30 Conc £11 Full £30

Day Time Weeks Centre Start End Code Enroll
Thursday 18:00 - 21:00 1 MAC 30/04/2020 30/04/2020 CWGRE01

What will the course cover?

Greek mythology is the foundation of allusion and character genesis in literature. Zeus, Hera, Poseidon and their extended family will be seen under a different light as everyday people with passions, affairs, mischief and lots of gossip!

Who is the course for?

Adult students who are interested in mythology, storytelling, history and archaeology. Societal and religious elements of the classical Greek world will also be discussed.

What skills, knowledge or experience do I need to start this course?

No prior skills, knowledge or experience are needed. The course will be delivered in English and will include audio and visual sources.

What should I be able to do by the end of the course?

The students will gain an understanding of the religious world of ancient Greece and an insight into Greek society, history and culture.

How is the course organised?

During this workshop, students will gain an understanding of the culture and religion of the ancient Greek and Roman world through the Olympian gods and goddesses.

What extra study or practice is expected outside of the class?

No extra study or practice outside of the class is expected.

How will my progress be assessed?

By the student’s contribution in class.

What can I expect to go on to after this course?

Students might like to extend their understanding of Greek culture, by attending different daily workshops in an area of their particular interest: Greek cuisine, folk dance or a detailed travel guide prior to their trip to Greece! Students might choose to attend a short course in Greek culture: ‘Beauty in Ancient Greece’, which will discuss the ideals of beauty and craftsmanship and ‘Temples in Ancient Greece: Acropolis of Athens’, which will examine the different phases and the meaning of the temples, buildings and altars in the Acropolis Hill.

Are there any other costs and what do I need to bring?

No other costs are expected. A notepad and pen is suggested for the students who would like to take notes.

What support is available?

Students that require support are kindly requested to notify the tutor and H&F Adult Education in advance.