CUL 323 Stories That Tell Us Who We Are: Myth and Meaning for Today
This course will look at myths from around the world, and from ancient Greece or Japan up to modern tales like The Lord of the Rings or Star Wars. We will reflect on how vibrant myth can empower one’s life and also examine dangers in mythic thinking. Join us as we explore some of the most engaging and dynamic narratives ever known to humankind. (3 credits)
- Ellwood, Robert. Key Concepts in Religion: Myth. Continuum, 2009. Available free as a PDF for download from the course page.
- Leeming, David Adams. The World of Myth: An Anthology. Oxford University Press, 1990. (isbn: 0195074750)
- Leonard, Scott, and Michael McClure. Myth and Knowing: An Introduction to World Mythology. McGraw-Hill, 2004 (isbn: 076741957X)