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ENGL 210
Myth and Folklore


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 50

AA Discipline: [Humanities] [Diversity]

Lecture Hours:50


Description
Examines the myths and folktales of the world with an emphasis on literature and culture. Course taken prior to fall 2010 also accepted for diversity requirement. Formerly LIT 210.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Identify the primary function of narrative in all literature; to craft a meaning and context for our lives.
  • Demonstrate familiarity with various stories and motifs that crop up repeatedly in myth and folklore.
  • Identify and explain a variety of archetypical figures in myth and folklore (for example, the reluctant hero, the wise shaman, the light-hearted tailor, and the wandering pariah).
  • Read, write about and discuss at least one major mythic classic, such as Odyssey or Illiad.
  • Read, write about and discuss at least one major folklore classic from India, Japan, and/or Native American sources.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the difference between myth and folklore as literary genres.
  • Explore in discussion and writing the mythic constructs that have an effect on our own lives.

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    ENGL 210
    Fall 2013
    1440
    Michael Kiefel
    ENGL 210
    Winter 2013
    6010
    James Bower
    ENGL 210
    Fall 2012
    1440
    Michael Kiefel
    ENGL 210
    Fall 2011
    1440
    Michael Kiefel
    ENGL 210
    Spring 2011
    0968
    Jennifer Boyden


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
    X
     
     
     
     
    X
     
    X
    X
     

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.