Magic and Witchcraft in the Ancient Mediterranean
Session
Mini Session
Class Number
1254
Career
Undergraduate
Units
3 units
Grading
Regular/Audit
Description
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. Recommended Preparation: ANCS 201 or ANCS 202
Enrollment Requirements
Pre-Requisite: You must complete ENGL 100 or ENGL 100H with a grade of 'C' or better
Class Attributes
Course Fee = $20.00
Notes
This hybrid course requires both classroom and online time; reliable internet access and computer literacy; and the ability to self-manage independent learning assignments according to deadlines. In place of reduced classroom hours, required online work is connected to classroom learning and may include independent mastery assignments, discussion boards, videos with quizzes, writing assignments, and other active learning experiences. Students are responsible for both classroom attendance and completing these out-of-classroom learning experiences by the specified deadlines and in accordance with instructor requirements.
Class Actions
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Class Details
Instructor(s)
Molly Jones-Lewis
Meets
MoWe 1:00pm - 4:15pm
Dates
01/03/2022 - 01/28/2022
Room
Performing Arts & Humani 107
Instruction Mode
Hybrid
Campus
Main Campus
Location
Univ of MD, Baltimore County
Components
Lecture Required
Class Availability
Status
Open
Seats Taken
0
Seats Open
30
Class Capacity
30
Wait List Total
0
Wait List Capacity
5