Mythology & Literature
By reviewing examples from classic Greek myths to modern heroes featured in literature, movies, and other media, the student will study the history and impact of myth. The student will also describe the functions of myth in human society and its importance to the individual. Students must be able to critically think about what those characters meant to the human beings who told the stories and what they still might mean to us. Students should be able to go beyond the surface of the stories to develop and express their original insights, including what is the true nature of these stories, what is their structure and function, how are they related, and finally, what is their value to us?