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2023-2024 WWCC College Catalog 
2023-2024 WWCC College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ENGL 210 - Myth and Folklore

Credits: 5
LEC hours per week: 5
Examines the myths and folktales of the world with an emphasis on literature and culture. Course taken prior to fall 2010 also accepted for diversity requirement. Formerly: LIT 210.
Course Outcomes:
  • Examine the function of narrative, oral and written, and how it affects our lives.
  • Compare and contrast various elements in stories to identify the motifs that continue to repeat themselves in myth and folklore, such as symbolism, cyclical structure, and archetypal characters.
  • Examine and debate issues that arise in at least one major mythic classic, such as The Iliad or The Odyssey.
  • Interpret and analyze values from a significant tale of a foreign mythology, such as from India, Japan, Island Cultures, or Native American sources.
  • Compare and analyze specific folklore beliefs in the context of the dominant mythology.
  • Evaluate through discussion and writing how much mythic constructs have affected our lives.
Course Attribute(s): Diversity, Humanities