CLASS 1525

CLASS 1525

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2023-2024.

Over 2500 years ago, Homer composed the Odyssey, the story of Odysseus' 10-year long journey home to Ithaca. A tale of war and love, loss and hope featuring powerful gods, menacing sorceresses, and invincible monsters, the Odyssey has all the makings of a great movie. In the beginning of the course, we will read Homer's Odyssey. Later, we will watch films and TV episodes inspired by Odysseus' journey, from Méliès' Ulysses (1905) to the 2018 BBC series Troy. Readings and movies will provide the framework for class exercises and written assignments that will help you embark on your journey as academic writers. For your final project, you will pitch to the class your adaptation of the Odyssey and write a mockup screenplay.

When Offered Fall.

Satisfies Requirement First-Year Writing Seminar.

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Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 20497 CLASS 1525   SEM 101

    • MW Uris Hall G88
    • Aug 21 - Dec 4, 2023
    • Real, M

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
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