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| HUMN103 syllabus
|COURSE NUMBER: ||HUMN103|
|COURSE TITLE:||Fantasy and Mythology|
|IAI CODE(S):|| H9 901|
|SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:||3|
|STUDENT ENGAGEMENT HOURS:|
|DELIVERY MODE:|| |
A study of the nature of mythology through study of folklore and legendary narratives, themes, archetypal figures/situations, symbolism and figurative language.
Place into ENGL101
STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
* To read some works of mythology and fantasy
* To train students in terms of certain techniques of literature and literary criticism, such as theme, characterization, setting, figurative language, and symbolism
* To compare themes in mythology and fantasy across cultures
* To trace the influences of specific myths and legends on some contemporary works of literature
* To write a number of literature-based papers TOPICAL OUTLINE:
Literary terminology and critical techniques
Figurative language and symbolism
Some universal aspects of literature
Backgrounds of classic myths
Greek and Roman
Genres and Myths
Tales of Heroes and Heroines
The Journey/the Quest
Fantasy: Modern interpretations
Tolkien, Lewis, the Inklings
Influence on popular culture and film TEXTBOOK / SPECIAL MATERIALS:
Gaiman, Neil.. Anansi Boys
. New York: Harper Collins, 2005.
Gardner, John.. Grendel
. New York: Ballanfine Books, 1971.
Hamilton, Edith. Mythology
New American Library.
Lord Dunsany The King of Elflands Daughter
Grades in this course depend upon completion of the following work:
1. all required readings
2. active participation in discussions/group work/attendance
3. a variety of written work
4. exams and quizzes
5. an in-class presentation, either individually or as part of a group, on a chosen work not read by the entire class.
Grades will be assigned on the following basis:
1. two short, objective reading quizzes over assigned material. Students will be given three quizzes and may drop their lowest grade, or skip one quiz.
Points: 10 (5 points for each quiz)
2. Attendance and participation
3. Essay #1 over assigned reading material; five-page minimum
4. Essay #2 over assigned reading material; five-page minimum.
Points: 20 (the increased number of points allows for improvement between essays 1 and 2)
5. Midterm exam: one-third objective; two-thirds essay.
Points: 15 (5 points for each part)
6. Presentation of selected material to class and minimum five-page paper based on reading
7. Final exam: one-fourth objective; three-fourths essay
Points: 20 (5 points for each part)
Total number of possible points: 100
Grading scale: 90-100 = A
81-89 = B
71-80 = C
61-70 = D
60 and under = F
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