Mythology isn’t just stories that ancient people believed to explain what they couldn’t understand. It actually drives civilizations, providing a great deal of cultural information, and it’s working today. We’ll examine world mythology and connect it with present day and recent United States mythological references and stories.
- Intro to World Mythology
- ENGL 122 CRN 20769
- MW 8:00-9:15 HU109
- Prof Carol Malmi, Ph.D.
They told each other stories to create meaning and order in a world of mystery.
What do myths from the past tell us about ourselves and our future? Ancient peoples lived together in a world of the senses, with technology at the level of sharpened stones, the concept of science millennia ahead.
Imagine living drenched in the sounds of wind howling in the storm, water rushing in flood, cawing birds creating a wall of sound from sunrise to moonset, the hoarse mutterings of animals, the crash of thunder, the flashing fires in the sky. Was it beautiful? Was it evil? What caused it all? A god? A monster? Continue reading “Fall 2016: Take World Mythology”
ENGL122: INTRODUCTION TO WORLD MYTHOLOGY
From India to Iceland, Greece to China, Africa to Mexico, and everywhere in between: join a summer adventure through some of the oldest and most intriguing myths and epics in human history. Discover the stories behind your favorite video games, movies, and books as we talk about the effects of mythology on our contemporary lives.
ENGL122 is a three-credit course that fulfills General Education Humanities requirements and transfers to UMd as an elective – with just one textbook and no big research papers!
The class will meet Tuesday through Thursday from 10:30 to 1:10 on the Germantown campus from May 31 to June 30. Questions? Contact Dr. Anne Pulju, email@example.com, anytime.