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|[pic] |Syllabus | | |College of Humanities | | |HUM/105 Version 3 | | |World Mythology |

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Facilitator Information                                                                                                      

Marianne Murawski, Ph.D.
MMurawski@email.phoenix.edu (University of Phoenix)
MarianneMurawski@aol.com (Personal)
267-234-2012 (EDT)

Course Description

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 sacred places in myth, contemporary theories of myths and mythology, and how myths and mythic structures shape contemporary culture.

Policies

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• University policies: You must be logged into the student website to view this document. • Instructor policies: This document is posted in the Course Materials forum.

University policies are subject to change. Be sure to read the policies at the beginning of each class. Policies may be slightly different depending on the modality in which you attend class. If you have recently changed modalities, read the policies governing your current class modality.

Course Materials

Leonard, S., & McClure, M. (2004). Myth & knowing: An introduction to world mythology. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.

Rosenberg, D. (2006). World mythology: An anthology of great myths and epics (3rd ed.). Chicago, IL: McGraw Hill.

All electronic materials are available on the student website.

|Week One: Foundations of Mythology | | |Details |Due |Points | |Objectives |Differentiate how the word myth is used popularly with how it is defined academically. | | | | |Identify mythological themes that are universal among world cultures. | | | | |Analyze the relationship between knowledge, belief, myth, and religion. | | | | |Explain how myths typify human experiences. | | | |Reading |Read Ch. 1 of Myth & Knowing. |Week 1 | | |Reading |Read the preface and introduction of World Mythology. |Week 1 | | |Reading |Read this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings. |Week 1 | | |Participation |Participate in class discussion. |Minimum of two |2 | | |...
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