Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


TITLE Ancient Greek Mythology

LEVEL 00 - Mod Pre-Tert, Foundation, Proficiency & DegreePlus

ECTS CREDITS Not Applicable

DEPARTMENT Degree Plus Programme

DESCRIPTION Learning Objectives:

• To acquire an understanding of the theory behind mythology and the role that myths played in Ancient Greek society.
• To recognize the impact that these myths had on literature and art.
• To deepen the interest of the students in Ancient Greek civilization.
• To place these Ancient Greek myths within the wider context of the other civilizations of the Mediterranean.


This eight-week course will introduce students to the realm of Ancient Greek Mythology. Throughout the study-unit we shall discuss the impact that these myths had on Ancient Greek civilization and how these myths affected the culture and society of the people that believed in them. Students will be also introduced to mythology through ancient literary sources such as Homer and Hesiod, as well as through ancient drama such as the tragedies of Euripides.

Unit Material:

Appropriate unit material will be provided by the tutors during the sessions. There are no set texts for the unit, though tutors may recommend appropriate manuals to students who would like to take their work in this area further.


In keeping with the spirit of Degree Plus, there is no formal assessment associated with this unit. A certificate of attendance and of satisfactory completion of the unit will be provided at the end of the semester.

Degree plus units are not designed to be incrementally burdensome in terms of the many academic demands placed on students during their undergraduate years.

ADDITIONAL NOTES This unit may not be offered if there is an insufficient number of applicants.


Assessment Component/s Resit Availability Weighting
Attendance No 100%

LECTURER/S Joseph Noel Grima (Co-ord.)

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It should be noted that all the information in the description above applies to study-units available during the academic year 2020/1. It may be subject to change in subsequent years.