Ancient Mythology Syllabus

Ancient Mythology Syllabus - CLT 3378-02 Ancient Mythology...

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CLT 3378-02: Ancient Mythology East and West BEL 208 TR 9:30 am – 10:45 am Instructor: Kali Grable Office: Dodd Hall 205J Office Hours: M 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm, T 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm, and by appointment E-mail: HYPERLINK "mailto:[email protected]" [email protected] Course Description: The goal of this course is to examine multiculturalism through the mythologies of different societies. We will evaluate and analyze myths in an attempt to determine the nature and purpose of myth in each culture studied. We will compare and contrast the myths of the Americas, Africa, Europe, the Near East, and the Far East as we explore several common themes including but not limited to creation, destruction, the relationship of gods with humans, the trickster, the hero, and the underworld. In addition, careful examination of the myths will give us insight into the history and cultural practices of these societies. Throughout the course, we will discuss various theoretical approaches to myth and determine which of them (if any) provide a means of understanding the larger questions of mythology, such as: What are myths? Why do people create them? Are modern myths still a force in our lives today? Required Texts: Course Packet from Target Copy S. Heaney, trans., Beowulf: a New Verse Translation A selection of additional readings will be posted on the course website on Blackboard. Syllabus Change Policy : Except for changes that substantially affect implementation of the evaluation (grading) statement, this syllabus is a guide for the course and is subject to change with advance notice. Internet Access and Garnet E-mail Account: All students must have access to a reliable internet connection. It is a requirement of any course at FSU that students use their garnet e-mail account to receive messages from their instructors and to access Blackboard. If you have a garnet account, you will have been registered automatically. If you do not have a garnet account, you may do so by visiting CARS on the ACNS website at HYPERLINK "http://register.acns.fsu.edu/CARS/forward.html" http://register.acns.fsu.edu/CARS/forward.html . Blackboard Site:
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