Sep 22, 2021  
2021 - 2022 University Catalog 
    
2021 - 2022 University Catalog
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HIST 380 - Magic and Myth


Requirement Fulfillment: Major, Minor, Core Concentration
This course challenges the modern assumption that history is fact and myth is unverified legend. Focusing on the importance of myth to human life, students will analyze mythological growth within various ancient and modern cultures. They will learn to discern the components of myth, fable, and fantasy that reflect the concerns of the period within which theses genres were born as well as comprehend an existential truth that myth and mythmaking (mythopoeia) are integral parts of humanity’s longing, offering “hope without guarantees.” This is a variable content course and may be repeated for credit, but students may study a single topic only once. Topics may include From Myth to Fantasy, A History of Middle Earth, Narnia and Christianity, Gods Heroes and Monsters, Mesopotamian Myths and Legends, The Wheel of Time, The Truth of Malazan, Vampires and Werewolves from Folklore to Buffy, Heroes Superheroes and Muggles among others.

3 credits



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