C C 303 - Introduction to Classical Mythology

Course Number Course Title Day & Time Course Fee Register
C C 303 Introduction to Classical Mythology Online $895.00
Course Type:
Self-Paced Online

This course is an introduction to Classical Mythology.  Through a survey of major works of classical literature and art, students will study the most important mythical stories and sagas from the classical world, as well as the dominant ancient and modern trends in their interpretation. By surveying these strands of interpretation, students will develop a set of critical skills in the historical, sociological, psychological, and anthropological analysis of literature and art. They will also gain an understanding of key themes in Classics which can be usefully applied to future study of the ancient world.

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This course is independent study and is self-paced. Students have five months upon registration in which to complete all coursework and exams.

Textbooks and Materials:

There is no required textbook for this class. Course readings and materials will be made available online.

Technical Requirements:

Students are required to use a laptop or desktop computer with a high-speed internet connection. Tablets and smartphones are not supported. The computer should have a modern and updated operating system, at least 2GB of RAM and also meet Proctorio’s system requirements for online testing.

Official UT Austin Description:

Survey of major Greek and Roman myths and their influence on literature, art, and music.

May be counted towards the Global Cultures flag requirement.



Students should contact the University Extension advisor with any questions about prerequisites or placement in our courses. All students should contact their academic advisor with any questions about how this course fulfills their degree requirements.