Jun 16, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog Archived Catalog

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LIT 285H - Mythologies

Credit(s): 3

The course examines the purpose and applications of mythology in both historical and contemporary culture and how myths can transform through different periods, across cultures.  Students will explore global mythologies including the ancient Greeks, Norse, Egyptians, Chinese, and indigenous Americans.  (Fall Semester)

Course Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the course, students will be able to
  • Recognize names, terms, and stories of the gods, heroes, and humans who were created as the foundation of philosophies and histories, as well as recognition of modern uses of the ancient entertainments.
  • Read, discuss, and evaluate a variety of mythological texts from across the globe.
  • Interpret mythological literature with an understanding of how it forms the foundation of the literary tradition.
  • Identify and describe key figures, images, and themes in mythological literature.
  • Write critically about mythology from a historical and cultural perspective.
  • Examine the nature of human experience and/or artistic expression.
  • Explore how cultural mythologies reinforced cultural norms and behaviors.

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