HUM-3010 Myth and the Modern Age

3 credits

(available through EDP)

Prerequisite: None.

Myths have appeared in every society since the appearance of the human race on earth. This course will examine recurrent mythological themes and their significance not only to their own time and place, but also to ours. Central to this study will be the role of the hero in various cultures. In the work of Joseph Campbell, one of the greatest scholars of comparative mythology, we will search for the "point of wisdom beyond the conflicts of illusion and truth ..."