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Jan 18, 2020
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CLCS 23300 - Comparative Mythology
3.0 | LEC 3 3.0 | 3.0 | DIS 0 3.0 |

3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Liberal Arts
Department: School of Languages & Cultures

Course Attributes:
Lower Division, S General Education, GTC-Humanistic-Artistic, UC-Humanities

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Have a detailed grasp of principal characters, narratives, and themes in the myths of a number of representative ancient world cultures (Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Celtic, Aztec, Mayan, East Asian, African); 2. Be able to appreciate the many functions of myths within ancient societies, namely to explain natural events, support religious practices, and underwrite social and political power; and 3. Be able to identify recurrent patterns and themes in the myths of historically disparate ancient and modern cultures.

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