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Bachelor TR-NQF-HE: Level 6 QF-EHEA: First Cycle EQF-LLL: Level 6

Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Code Course Name Semester Theoretical Practical Credit ECTS
ACL2008 Mythology Spring 3 0 3 6
This catalog is for information purposes. Course status is determined by the relevant department at the beginning of semester.

Basic information

Language of instruction: English
Type of course: Non-Departmental Elective
Course Level: Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery: Face to face
Course Coordinator : Dr. Öğr. Üyesi ELİF BAŞ
Course Lecturer(s): Dr. Öğr. Üyesi ELİF BAŞ
Recommended Optional Program Components: None
Course Objectives: Classical Mythology is a survey of ancient Greek and Roman stories about heroes, gods and the universe and illustrates the influence of these myths on the art, literature and culture of the modern world.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;

1- interpret myths and some of the ways they function in societies and cultures;
2- interpret mythic metaphors symbols, and analogies;
3- compare and contrast significant characters, events, symbols, and actions in one story with similar events in another story;
4- describe and discuss the cultures that produced the myths.

Course Content

This course will introduce students to mythologies that have had the greatest impact on the
Western tradition.

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) Introduction to Mythology Documentary – Ancient Greece
2) The Gods: The twelve Olympians
3) The Two Great Gods of Earth Demeter and Dionysus Creation myths Reading
4) Earliest Heroes Flower Myths Eight brief tales of lovers Reading
5) Quest of the Golden Fleece Screening: Jason and the Argonauts Reading
6) Four Great Adventures The Great Heroes before the Trojan War Reading
7) Screening: Hercules
8) Review.
9) Iliad
10) Iliad continued... Reading.
11) İliad continued...
12) The Adventures of Odysseus
13) Screening: The Odyssey
14) The Great Families of Mythology: Oedipus, Atreus.
15) Final.
16) Final.


Course Notes / Textbooks: Edith Hamilton - Mythology

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Attendance 16 % 10
Quizzes 3 % 15
Presentation 1 % 10
Midterms 1 % 30
Final 1 % 35
Total % 100
Total % 100

ECTS / Workload Table

Activities Number of Activities Workload
Course Hours 16 48
Study Hours Out of Class 5 20
Presentations / Seminar 1 15
Quizzes 3 18
Midterms 1 20
Final 1 25
Total Workload 146

Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes

No Effect 1 Lowest 2 Low 3 Average 4 High 5 Highest
Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1) Build up a body of knowledge in mathematics, science and Energy Systems Engineering subjects; use theoretical and applied information in these areas to model and solve complex engineering problems.
2) Ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex Energy Systems Engineering problems; select and apply proper modeling and analysis methods for this purpose.
3) Ability to design complex Energy systems, processes, devices or products under realistic constraints and conditions, in such a way as to meet the desired result; apply modern design methods for this purpose.
4) Ability to devise, select, and use modern techniques and tools needed for solving complex problems in Energy Systems Engineering practice; employ information technologies effectively.
5) Ability to design and conduct numerical or pysical experiments, collect data, analyze and interpret results for investigating the complex problems specific to Energy Systems Engineering.
6) Ability to cooperate efficiently in intra-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary teams; and show self-reliance when working on Energy Systems-related problems
7) Ability to communicate effectively in English and Turkish (if he/she is a Turkish citizen), both orally and in writing. Write and understand reports, prepare design and production reports, deliver effective presentations, give and receive clear and understandable instructions.
8) Recognize the need for life-long learning; show ability to access information, to follow developments in science and technology, and to continuously educate oneself.
9) Develop an awareness of professional and ethical responsibility, and behave accordingly. Be informed about the standards used in Energy Systems Engineering applications.
10) Learn about business life practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; develop an awareness of entrepreneurship, innovation, and sustainable development.
11) Acquire knowledge about the effects of practices of Energys Systems Engineering on health, environment, security in universal and social scope, and the contemporary problems of Energys Systems engineering; is aware of the legal consequences of Energys Systems engineering solutions.