Welcome to Sheryl Sawin’s Mosaic I

Resources, study questions and other fun stuff!

  • Click here for suggested midterm exam study strategies

The Epic of Gilgamesh:

  • Click here for Giglamesh Tablets 1-4 discussion questions
  • Click here for Giglamesh Tablets 5-8 discussion questions
  • Click here for Gilgamesh Tablets 9-12 (12 is just a note) discussion questions
  • Click here for some cool multi-media Gilgamesh links

The Complete Persepolis:

  • Click here for reading questions and other background materials on Persepolis

Civilization and Its Discontents:

  • Click here to listen to the Partially Examined Life Podcast
  • Click here for Reading Questions to help you understand and follow along with the reading.
  • Click here for some study resources to help you with C&D
  • Here is a rare film version of Oedipus The King
  • Click here for a copy of the Freud quotation exercise and the reading questions for our last Freud discussion


  • Click here for a link to the No Fear Shakespeare website
  • Click here to watch the BBC Hamlet, starring David Tennant (shout out to Aimee M in our 2 pm class for this one!).

A Thousand Splendid Suns

  • Click here for supplemental material to help you with ATSS

The Trials of Socrates:

  • Click here for Guides to the Socratic Dialogues

The Book of Genesis

  • NRSV Bible online  Tip: Deselect “omit verse numbers” and “omit footnotes” so you can see both.
  • “Documentary Hypothesis”: A brief handout theorizing the authorship of the Torah
  • Big Myth:  A great animated site that retells creation myths from around the world

Tao Te Ching

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