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Introduction to Mythology

ENG 241W

Introduction to Mythology

ENG 241W

Course Description

Prerequisite: READING LEVEL 3 and any approved College Composition I course with a minimum grade of C. Provides an introduction to some of the concepts in art and literature in particular. Considers the functions of mythology, the universiality of the journey pattern in all myths, the nature of mythic imagery, the distinction between mythos and logos as patterns in thinking, the approaches available in examining particular myths and the application of all these dimensions in reading a given story. Credit may be earned in ENG 241W or LIT 241W but not both. (45-0)

Outcomes and Objectives

Analyze literature in the subject area.

Objectives:

  • Interpret the meanings of literary works using various theoretical approaches.
  • Identify various literary genres.
  • Demonstrate analytical understanding through writing.
  • Identify patterns of mythological stories and apply one or more of these to any given myth.

Participate in writing to learn activities.

Objectives:

  • Perform writing tasks to promote learning.
  • Write effectively for a specific audience and purpose.
  • Demonstrate the learning of concepts through writing.
  • Define significant terms and concepts in mythology.

Demonstrate an understanding of the cultural and historical context for this body of literature.

Objectives:

  • Read mythological stories from a variety of cultures around the globe.
  • Identify cross-cultural and culturally specific patterns in mythological stories.
  • Identify the impact of change in historical context on the genre and patterns of mythological stories.