Undergraduate Catalog 2018-19 
    Jun 04, 2020  
Undergraduate Catalog 2018-19 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ENG 3660 - Myth and Folk Tales

3 cr
This course is an intensive study of predominantly Western myths and folk tales.  Myths (mostly of ancient Greek and Scandinavian-Germanic cultures) are explored as tales, as narrative cosmologies and archetypes, as the contexts for later literature, and as re-visioned in contemporary culture.  The course also examines the oral, literary, cultural, folkloric, historical, psychological, archetypal, and philosophical components of folk tales, as well as tale variants-from different cultures or as adapted to other literary genres such as the short story and poetry.
This course fulfills the Aesthetic Understanding or World Views Frame of Reference.
Prerequisite: Highly recommended: ENG 1310 .
Spring, even years