LATIN FOR CONTEMPORARY USE AND MYTHOLOGY is a half year 2.5 credit elective course for students in grades 10, 11, or 12. The mythology phase is designed to provide the academic student with a broad background of ancient mythology. Emphasis will be placed on the use of mythological references in literature, music, art, and advertising. The students will examine the Greek and Roman myths primarily through assigned readings and lectures. This course is designed for the academic student who wishes to improve his/her writing and speaking skills. The students will also focus on vocabulary development and the etymology of Greek and Latin words. Emphasis will be placed on the structural analysis of derivatives and affixes. Student grades are based on tests, quizzes, homework, projects, class participation, marking period assessments, and notebooks. Students will be required to complete project based assignments requiring various forms of technology.