Topics in Ancient Studies
Session
Mini Session
Class Number
1160
Career
Undergraduate
Units
3 units
Grading
Topic
Magic and Witchcraft
Description
A study of selected literary works from a single nation or from several nations, with the focus on a century, movement, genre, theme or individual writer. Topics are announced each semester offered. This course is repeatable.
Class Attributes
Course Fee = $20.00
Notes
Topic: Magic and Witchcraft in the Ancient World Modern legends of the supernatural and paranormal have ancient roots going back far into human history. This course will explore the contribution of Greece and Rome to the Western Tradition of magic and magical thinking. We'll be exploring the use of daily practical magic and curses as well as the specialized use of astrology, dream-interpretation, and fortune telling in medicine and philosophy. We'll also be reading ancient stories of demons, ghosts, vampires, and werewolves, as well as discussing the various ways the inhabitants of the Ancient Mediterranean protected themselves from supernatural attack. Supply cost covers materials for a curse tablet making project and a baked-clay amulet (or two). The hybrid course will involve online discussion and writing combined with in-class activities and lecture/ discussion. There is a $20 materials fee associated with this course.
Class Actions
Class Details
Instructor(s)
Molly Jones-Lewis
Meets
MoWe 1:00pm - 4:10pm
Dates
01/02/2019 - 01/25/2019
Room
Fine Arts 001
Instruction Mode
Hybrid
Campus
Main Campus
Location
Univ of MD, Baltimore County
Components
Lecture Required
Class Availability
Status
Open
Seats Taken
25
Seats Open
5
Class Capacity
30
Wait List Total
0
Wait List Capacity
5