The Minor in Myth Studies is an 18 credit program available to undergraduate students from any major. This minor is intended to provide students with an opportunity to focus on a field which is integral to the study of culture but which is rarely available as a curriculum in itself: the study of myth and mythology, together with related genres like folklore, legend, oral tradition and ritual, as approached by disciplines such as literature, classics, religion, philosophy, drama, and art. Courses will cover topics In Classical Mythology, Troy and the Trojan War, Greek Tragedy, Celtic Mythology, Native American Religions, and more. The program enables students to distinguish themselves as specially trained in the narrative and symbolic foundations of culture and their continued influence on the contemporary world: knowledge and skills held in high regard by graduate schools, teacher’s colleges, and employers in media and the creative arts.
|HUMN 490||Principles of Mythic Symbolism||3|
|Select four of the following: 1||12|
|Myth and Literature|
|Hebrew Bible/Old Testament as Literature|
|African Myth and Literature|
|Troy and the Trojan War|
|The Mythology of JRR Tolkien's Middle-Earth|
|Native American Religion|
|Myth, Meaning and Self|
Elective substitutions may be possible with permission of the program coordinator.