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ENG 230 - World Mythology

3 Credits

Literary, cultural, psychological, and historical study of myths, such as Greek, Roman, Mesoamerican, West African, Chinese, and/or Norse. 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.

New SUNY General Education:
SUNY - Humanities
SUNY - World History and Global Awareness

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.Analyze myths of various cultures using field-appropriate terminology and various critical methodologies.
2.Compare and/or contrast myths from diverse cultures and civilizations throughout world history.
3.Discuss myths as primary cultural expressions in the formation of the social and political structures and systems of civilizations throughout world history.
4.Write a thesis-driven essay using primary sources (literature, artworks, and/or artifacts) and secondary sources.
5.Apply the appropriate formal conventions when writing about literature, artworks, and/or artifacts.

Course Offered Fall, Spring

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Fall Semester 2024
Summer Session 2024