This course is a survey of myths from around the world, with an emphasis on literary analysis of the myths. The course covers the purposes and types of myths; the development of myths and mythological characters, the recurring elements of mythological structures, the influence of mythology on contemporary texts. PREREQUISITE: Eligible for English 1A.
- Identify the common elements in mythic structures from around the world.
- Recognize and apply specific theoretical approaches to analyzing myths.
- Analyze mythic structures in the context of their culture of origin.