Classical Mythology Final Paper
Option One: Final Paper. This paper should be an extended analysis of a theme, myth, or debate that has come up in class. You should engage in close reading of primary sources, and are encouraged (but not required) to consult secondary, scholarly material. The paper should make an argument (so do not simply summarize all the information you find), in which you have a clear thesis supported with evidence from your readings. 1000-1500 words.
Grading: We will grade these based upon the same rubric we applied for the first two papers.
Option Two: Creative Project. You are invited to craft a creative interpretation of one of the myths, themes, or debates discussed in class. This could take the form of a modernized version of the myth (in story, poem, or song form), an artistic rendering in any medium, or some other format of your choice (for example, you could make a playlist that captures your ideas about Medea, or a game).
In addition to your creation, you should provide a short explanation of your work (around 500 words): tell us what you were intending, and what sources you consulted in creating the finished product, what changes you may have made to the myth and why. The creative project will be graded on the merits of the project (50%) and on your explanation of it (50%). Classical Mythology Final Paper