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I. COURSE NO. Engl0011 13

II. COURSE TITLE: Mythology and Folklore


The study of mythologies of various cultures. In this course, in addition to being able to recognize mythic metaphors,
analogies, and importantly, the symbolic nature of myths, in reading this variety of myths and folktales, you will also analyze
these works through discussion forums, blogs and written assignments. This course is designed around carefully planned
writing assignments and thusly, requires substantial reading, writing, and research.


By the end of this course, the student should be able to:
 Demonstrate the ability to coherently analyze mythology and folklore by recognizing and describing the archetypes in
representative works, identify examples of each, and evaluate the contribution of each through online discussions and
other mediums and on essay exams.
 Apply the basic principles of critical thinking—evaluation, analysis, and synthesis—to identify themes in works of
myth and folklore and to identify characteristics that show their place in literary, social, and historical periods.
 Identify and illustrate the significance of passages from the mythological literary works studied and extrapolate how
they contribute to the development of modern day mythological themes in a variety of genres.
 Understand the fundamentals and techniques of the creation of myth and storytelling.
 Expand the scope, confidence, and creativity of interpreting mythological works through their representation in a
variety of constructs including collective individual, socio-cultural, sexual, and political identity in myths.
I. Introduction to the Course
A. Getting to know the instructor, the students, and the course
B. Distribution of course syllabus
C. Introduction to Mythology and Folklore
II. The Gods, Goddess, and the Earliest Heroes
A. The Titans and the Twelve Olympians
B. The Lesser Gods of Olympus, the Water, the Earth, and the Underworld
C. The Roman Gods
III. The Two Great Gods of Earth: Demeter and Dionysus
IV. The Origin of Humankind
-- Prometheus and Pandora
V. The Earliest Heroes
A. Prometheus and Io
B. Europa
C. The Cyclops Polyphemus
D. The Flower-Myths
VI. Stories of Love
A. Cupid and Psyche
B. Eight Brief Tales of Lovers
VII. The Quest of the Golden Fleece
VII. Four Great Adventures
A. Phaëthon
B. Pegasus and Bellerophon
C. Otus and Epialthes
D. Daedalus
VIII. The Great Heroes before the Trojan War
A. Perseus
B. Theseus
C. Hercules
D. Atalanta
IX. Less Important Myths
--Oedipus, Midas, etc.
X. Norse Mythology
A. Norse Gods and Goddesses
B. The Creation of the World
 Discussion
 Reporting


 Attendance
 Activities and Quizzes
 Examination
 Character Portrayal


Prelim Grade: CS+PE/2
Midterm Grade: CS+ME+PG/3
Final Grade: CS+FE+MG/3
 Funk and Wagnall’s Standard Dictionary of Folklore, Mythology, and Legend. New York: Funk and Wagnalls
 Grimal, Pierre. The Dictionary of Classical Mythology

Prepared by: Mr. Gerald Tacderas