Credit hours: 3
GEC categories: GE Lit
|Mythology: Voyage of the Hero THIRD EDITION||David Adams Leeming||Oxford UP||0-19-511957 Paperback|
|Gilgamesh||Mason||Houghton Mifflin||0-618-27564-9 Paperback|
|Antigone||Sophocles, translated by Paul Woodruff||Hacket||0-87220-571-1 Paperback|
|The Things They Carried||O'Brien||Broadway||0-7679-0289-0 paperback|
Course Objectives: To increase understanding and appreciation for literary works of different types, as they relate to a common theme of the archetypal hero.
Course Content: Reading and discussing mythology and works relating to Joseph Campbell's definition of the Hero Quest. A folder of homework assignments based on reading, as well as 2 short essays.
Method of Presentation: Lecture, discussion, written homework assignments based on reading.
Method of Evaluation: Short responses; archetypal analysis of a film; another analytical paper; attendance and participation.