Grade 9 | Credits: 2.5
Heroes, Villains, and Mythology is a semester English elective course for all students interested in exploring the social, artistic and philosophical implications of world mythology. Students will learn about the foundations of Greek and Roman myth and the ways in which these myths inform works such as Homer’s Iliad and Virgil’s Aeneid. Ultimately, students will examine myths from a variety of cultures in order to better understand the relevance of mythology to art as well as contemporary issues concerning justice, identity, family and war. Students will complete reading and writing assignments on a daily basis as well as engage in spirited class discussions. All ninth graders are eligible to enroll in this elective.
Meets NCAA Core Course Requirements