Week 1: Chapter. 1: Origins: The First Civilizations Ancient Near East cosmology: Enuma Elish (Primal Myths by Barbara Sproul, pgs 11-end
Egyptian Cosmologies (Primal Myths, pgs 1-11)
Week 2: Chapter 2: Classicism: The Greek Legacy
Theogony (excerpt)by Hesiod – the Greek-Cosmology
Week 3: Chapter 3: The Power and Glory of Rome
Metamorphosis (excerpt) by Ovid — the Roman cosmology
A few things:
•Even though Canvas (and the syllabus) call this a quiz, it’s more like a test.
•All quizzes are open book.
•Remember to read the questions carefully, especially the short essay questions.
•You will notice that even though the syllabus states that each quiz is worth 100 points, you can earn more than 100 points in this quiz. Consider it extra credit.
•If a question confuses you, you can ask me to clarify it for you.
•The quiz is not timed; you have an entire week to do it. But the quiz is comprehensive (long, in other words), so don’t wait until the last minute.
Regarding the short essay questions:
•I do not grade your English – your writing skills, in other words. This is not an English class. I will comment on your writing, but will not deduct points for it, unless your essay is so badly written and confusing that I cannot figure out what you are trying to say.
•If you use research sources other than the course materials, you will need to use an informal citation (author, title, page, webpage) in parentheses. Failure to do this is plagiarism, and will earn 0 points.
•If you are having problems with an essay, you can use the Writing Tutors at the LLRC. Make sure to bring in the question and your essay.
•Follow the directions. I’ll say that again, because it’s really important — FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS. Give me what I ask for in the directions for the essays. Read the questions carefully to make sure you are clear on what you are being asked to do.
•Even though these are short essays, you should still follow the rules for academic writing, particularly formal tone, and no first person (no “I”).
•The essays are the “big money” questions, so take your time with them, and do them carefully.
The quiz is due on the 11th, at 11:59 pm