220: Semester project
the CC 220 semester project, you will write a Greek
myth in English. That is, you will tell a story
of your own devising, whose subject matter and style
draw upon traditional elements of Greek mythology.
elements include (but are not limited to) the following:
mythical beings: gods, goddesses, kings,
mythical motifs: the hieros gamos,
succession stories, fraternal rivalry.
myth types: creations, metamorphoses,
aetiologies, hymns, journeys.
myth will be graded for both content (especially its balance
of traditionality and originality) and presentation (especially
clarity and grammar). The project is worth 30% of your
total grade in this class.
overall purpose of the assignment is for you to approach myth
from a different direction to encode rather than decode. You
will take what you have learned about myth-making over the
course of the semester and put it to work.
efforts will be peer-reviewed; that is, you will share your
work with your fellow students, who will offer constructive
comments and suggestions.
top three myths will be read aloud on the last day of class,
and the best one selected by vote. The winning author
will receive the people's ovation and fame forever
and a $30.00 gift certificate to Borders.
webpages describe the requirements of the project in detail,
and offer some suggestions to help make it a success. Please
read them carefully. If you have any questions
or comments, contact
luck, and have fun!