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Course Descriptions

ENG 230 - Mythology

3 Credits

Literary, cultural, psychological, and historical study of mythology including such cultures as Greek, Roman, Norse, Mid and Far Eastern, African, and mythologies of Americas. The course emphasizes creation, nature and hero myths as they shaped ancient civilizations and discusses how these myths affect global cultures today.

Prerequisite(s): English 101 with a C or better, or placement into English 200, or instructor permission.

SUNY General Education: SUNY-OWC - Other World Civilizations (SOW2)

MCC General Education: MCC-GLO - Global Understanding (MGLO), MCC-SSD - Social Science and Diversity (MSSD), MCC-AH - Arts and Humanities (MAH)

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Discuss myths of various cultures using field-appropriate terminology.
2. Compare and/or contrast myths from diverse cultures.
3. Discuss archetypes present in mythology of a given culture.
4. Explain historical events reflected in some myths.
5. Analyze mythology through various critical methodologies.
6. Write a thesis-driven essay using literature as a primary source.
7. Apply the appropriate formal conventions when writing about literature.

Course Offered Fall, Spring

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Fall Semester 2022
Summer Session 2022