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195:244: Introduction to Mythology

  • SAS Core Requirement: AHp

Myths are stories that human communities have, for millennia, used to explain central aspects of life in relation to history, culture, and religion. Introduction to Myth draws together myth and literature, and focuses primarily on how literature relates to, reinforces, or questions various mythologies. In this course, our focus will be on myth as it relates to the “nation.”

Myths of various cultures; their structures and functions in social and especially literary contexts.