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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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| | | Reading | Read the preface and introduction of World Mythology. | | | Reading | Read this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings. | | | Participation | Participate in class activities.Participation cannot be made-up, and participation points cannot be earned during an absence. | In-Class, Wed., May 23 | 4 | Discussion Questions/ Quizzes | Respond to weekly discussion questions/quizzes.Discussion Questions, to which students formulate written responses in class, or equally brief quizzes on the week’s readings cannot be made-up, and so these weekly points cannot be earned during an absence. | In-Class, Wed., May 23 | 1 | Learning Team Instructions | Resources: Learning Team ToolkitOrganize Learning Teams | In-Class, Wed., May 23 | | Individual Foundations of Mythology Short Answers | Write 150- to 200-word responses to each of the following:How is the word myth used popularly? For example, what does the statement, “It’s a myth,” mean? In contrast, how is the word myth used in the academic context? After considering the definition in your textbooks and course materials, write a definition in your own words. * Why do myths from different cultures around the world address such similar or universal themes? Think about how myths explain the unknown and the tribulations of mankind. * What is the relationship between belief, knowledge, mythology, and religion? Where do mythology and religion intersect? Where do

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