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Comparative Literature (CMLIT)

CMLIT 108 (GH;IL) Myths and Mythologies (3) World mythology: myths primarily of non-Western cultures, based on selected areas and traditions around the world.

CMLIT 108 Myths and Mythologies (3)
(GH;IL)

(BA) This course meets the Bachelor of Arts degree requirements.

This course offers a survey of several different cultural traditions as expressed in myth, as well as discussion of myth in its literary, social, geographical, political, and religious contexts. Various theories of the evolution and analysis of myth will be examined. Mythological traditions from around the globe will be compared in order to determine qualities which they share and examine ways in which they are unique. This course will help you see the world in new and exciting ways, based on the wide variety of global myths. At the same time, you will consider the permanent human issues which connect all of these traditions to each other, to the modern world, and to you.

CMLIT 108 is one of the choices of survey courses, which count toward the Comparative Literature major and the World Literature minor. This course also fulfills the General Education humanities requirement, the Bachelor of Arts humanities requirement, the United States and International Cultures requirement, or the B.A. other cultures requirement.


General Education: GH
Diversity: IL
Bachelor of Arts: Other Cultures and Humanities
Effective: Summer 2005

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.

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