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Revision Date: 24-May-18

ENG-1350-VO01X - World Mythology

Synonym: 179247
Location: Online
Credits: 3 (45 hours)
Accelerated Section: This course has special meeting dates and times. See comments below or consult VSC Web Services - Search for Sections in the VSC portal for specific dates and times. If you have any questions call the site office offering the course.
Day/Times: Meets online
Semester Dates: 09-04-2018 to 10-22-2018
Last day to drop without a grade: 09-13-2018 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 10-02-2018 - Refund Policy
Faculty: Fern Fryer | View Faculty Credentials
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This section meets the following General Education Requirement(s):
Global Perspective/Sustainability
Human Expression
  1. Many degree programs have specific general education recommendations. In order to avoid taking unnecessary classes, please consult with additional resources like your program evaluation, your academic program page, and your academic advisor.
  2. Courses may only be used to meet one General Education Requirement.

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Course Description:

An exploration of the meaning of mythology and the evolution of mythical thought from an interdisciplinary standpoint. Consideration will be given to mythology as an explanation of the way the world is ordered and how human beings respond to that order. Students will explore a diverse range of myths from cultures around the world and examine the relevance of myths in our daily lives.

Essential Objectives:

1. Examine myths from the perspective of various disciplines and world cultures.
2. Compare and contrast different cultural approaches to myth while recognizing the universality of mythical themes.
3. Analyze the connection between myths and human development.
4. Compare and contrast the journeys of male and female heroes.
5. Examine cultural paradigms and explain how myths can define a culture's ideals.
6. Interpret mythical images, themes, and archetypes in written works and art forms.
7. Determine the relevance and importance of myths in our modern world and in the student's personal development.



Welcome to a World Mythology Exploration!

We'll be using a lot of online resources to supplement our textbook. (The World of Myth : An Anthology, ISBN: 9780199316366, Oxford University Press, Incorporated   $24.95. Also available used and rental.) 

I may assign movies which are not available for free online. A Netflix or Amazon account will be helpful; however, it is not necessary. If you don't have access to the full movie, we will find something similar that will help your learning. (Or we may rely on a few YouTube clips of the movies in question.)

You won't be able to pass this course unless you are able to post your original discussion thoughts by Friday at midnight and responses to three of your peers by Monday at midnight. Discussion is the heart of this course!

If you have questions, please email me at Can't wait to see you online!


40%     Weekly Discussions

 5%      Creation Myth Discussion Post (Week 2)

10%      Quizzes

15%     Presentations (you select the week to present)

15%     Essay (due week 7)

15%     Journal 


1.         What is Mythology? / Introductions to each other / Choose Creation Myth &           Presentation Topic

2.      Creation I & II / Lead Creation Discussion 

3.      Pantheons / Essay Topic Due/ Presentations Begin (2 -4 students per week)

4.      Archetypes & Other Theories of Myth

5.      Heroes & Heroines/ Tricksters / Monsters 

6.      Alienation, Death and Destruction 

7.      Myth in Modern Life/ Essay Due


Fall 2018 textbook data will be available on June 4. On that date a link will be available below that will take you to eCampus, CCV's bookstore. The information provided there will be for this course only. Please see this page for more information regarding the purchase of textbooks.

The last day to use a Financial Aid advance to purchase textbooks is the 3rd Tuesday of the semester. See your financial aid counselor at your academic center if you have any questions.

Contact Faculty:

Email: Evelyn Fryer
Hiring Coordinator for this course: Jennifer Alberico

Please note: In order to receive accommodations for disabilities in this course, students must make an appointment to see the Americans with Disabilities Coordinator in their site and bring documentation with them.

Academic Honesty: CCV has a commitment to honesty and excellence in academic work and expects the same from all students. Academic dishonesty, or cheating, can occur whenever you present -as your own work- something that you did not do. You can also be guilty of cheating if you help someone else cheat. Being unaware of what constitutes academic dishonesty (such as knowing what plagiarism is) does not absolve a student of the responsibility to be honest in his/her academic work. Academic dishonesty is taken very seriously and may lead to dismissal from the College.

Course description details subject to change. Please refer to this document frequently.

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