Dec 06, 2023
HUM 202 - Introduction to Mythology
Description: Examination of humanist questions through European and Non-Western mythologies. Issues include: creation of the world, cosmology, fertility/sexuality, human nature, the problem of evil, death, nature of gods/goddesses/God, and the natural world.
Prerequisites: ENG 101 or ENG 103 . Reading Proficiency.
- Classical mythology
- Myth systems of world cultures, including those of Europe, Native America, Asia, Africa and Oceania
- Nature of symbol and allegory in myth and traditional narratives
- Various academic approaches to the study of myth, including linguistic, cultural, phenomenological, psychological, structural and perennialist
- Dynamic relationship of mythology with science and other human disciplines
- Accurately employ the terminology and concepts of the study of mythology (3,4)
- Describe and discuss the characteristics, similarities and differences of major world mythologies (1-3, 5)
- Identify, compare and critique major contributors and analytic theories in the study of mythology. (4)
- Articulate and analyze the ways in which mythology influences and is influenced by culture, behavior and belief both in the past and present (1,2,4,5)
- Locate, evaluate and reference valid and credible sources of information relating to myths and mythology studies (1-5)
- Demonstrate thoughtful and precise writing skills by completing at least 2500 words of monitored writing.