eng155 | undergraduate

Mythology In Literature And Life

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This course provides an overview of mythology and its relationship to ancient and current cultures. The course covers the purposes and types of myths; the development of myths and mythological characters; the common elements of mythological structures; the predominant characteristics of deities and heroes in myth, and the obstacles and dangers that these archetypes encounter; how myths affect our personal and social lives; where these ancient archetypes are found in contemporary society; and how attitudes and behaviors are influenced by mythological literature.



This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks This course is available to take individually or To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5 weeks

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    Myths of Objects and Place

    • Identify objects and places in contemporary society containing mythical significance.
    • Examine how myths of object and place create feelings of transcendence or power.

    Cosmic Myths

    • Identify common mythological themes.
    • Compare cosmic myths of different cultures and traditions.

    Deities and Lesser Spirits

    • Identify predominant characteristics of deities and lesser spirits.

    • Describe deistic archetypes within mythological literature. 

    Mythological Heroes

    • Identify the predominant characteristics of the mythological hero.

    • Recognize heroic archetypes in modern-day heroes.

    • Explain the purpose of the hero's quest.

    Types of Myth

    • Identify various types of myth.

    • Explain how mythological literature helps society to understand the universe.

    • Explain how mythology is a type of literature.
    • Analyze the relationship among knowledge, belief, myth, and religion.

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