Hum 105 World Mythology Paper

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| Course Syllabus College of Humanities HUM/105 World Mythology | Copyright © 2011, 2009, 2005 by University of Phoenix. All rights reserved. Course Description

This course provides an overview of mythology and its relationship to ancient and current cultures. The course covers the purposes and types of myths, the development of myths and mythological characters, the common elements of mythological structures, the predominant characteristics of deities and sacred places in myth, contemporary theories of myths and mythology, and how myths and mythic structures shape contemporary culture. Policies

Faculty and students/learners will be held responsible for understanding and adhering to all policies contained within the following
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For ideas, refer to this week’s readings and the myths section of the Big Myths website for animated presentations of many creation myths. * Which world or worlds, such as sky, earth, and underworld, are represented in the myths you chose? What are the elements of these worlds? * Describe the creators. Are the creators male or female, and of what significance is gender? Describe what they created, including the steps or cycles of creation. Also, include descriptions of any destroyers or destruction if applicable. * Include the role of cosmic occurrences or natural phenomena, such as celestial bodies, floods, rain, wind, and fire. * Compare the creators, creations, the steps or cycle of creation, and the cosmic elements of the two myths. What are the similarities and differences?(Keep your responses entirely in the third person, in keeping with the requirements of sound academic prose.)Format your citations and references consistent with APA guidelines. | No later than 6:00 p.m. Rogers, AR time, Wed., May 30 | 10 …show more content…
4.11 Identify mythological archetypes in contemporary culture. 4.12 Explain the hero’s quest and its broad application. | | | Reading | Read the following sections in Ch. 5 of Myth & Knowing: * “The Embodiment of Ambiguities” * “Reading Trickster Myths” | | | Reading | Read “Gilgamesh” in the “Middle East” chapter of World Mythology. | | | Reading | Read “The Labors and Death of Heracles” in the “Greece and Rome” chapter of World Mythology. | | | Reading | Read the following sections in the “British Isles” chapter of World Mythology * “Beowulf” * “King Arthur” | | | Reading | Read “Quetzalcoatl” in the “Americas” chapter of World Mythology. | |

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