This course features a study of central and recurring patterns of human concern as revealed in the mythic content of various forms of literature. Examination of archetypal structures embedded in works of culture ranging from ancient Babylonian to contemporary eras is central to course goals and outcomes. Areas to be investigated will include myths of the quest, of power, of origins, of love, and of art. Humanities or English credit. Group 1 course.
Placement into ENG 111
General Education Outcomes supported by this course
Communications - Direct, Critical Thinking - Direct
Other college designations supported by this course
Degree Req:Cultural Persp/Div, Infused: Writing Intensive
Course Learning Outcomes Knowledge:
- Interpret literary works through textual explication and analysis of literary elements/conventions of each genre.
- Evaluate literary works through textual explication and analysis of literary elements/conventions of each genre.
- Develop analytical reading and critical thinking skills in order to better interpret, evaluate, synthesize, discuss and understand the cultural diversity of world mythology.
- Support critical claims with specific textual evidence and careful, well-articulated reasoning.
- Analyze archetypal mythic patterns in ancient and modern contexts.
- Trace the emergence of myth from cosmogony.
- Recognize matters of ethnicity and gender, relative to the cultural and historical contexts from which texts emerge.
- Recognize how cosmological models are related to the religious, political, and social organization of life on earth.
Caring - Civic Learning:
- Conclude that archetypal mythic patterns appear in many cultural contexts.
Learning How to Learn:
- Recognize the continuing and significant impact of myth on human attitudes and values across the world.
- Collaborate with others in discussing works of literature and their historical and cultural contexts, applying concepts and terminology of literary criticism.