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Course level: Undergraduate
This course provides an overview of mythology and its relationship to ancient cultures and culture today. The course covers the purposes and types of myths; development of myths and mythological characters; the common elements of mythological structures; the predominant characteristics of heroes in myth; the conflicts heroes encounter, and how ancient heroes relate to heroes today.
What you'll learn
Course skills and outcomes
- Compare and contrast mythological themes that are common among various cultures.
- Identify mythological archetypes in contemporary culture.
- Explain the significance of sacred places in mythology.