Units of Study

EUST2611 - European & Middle Eastern Myth & Legend

Semester 2, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Peter Morgan
Phone: +61 2 9036 5480
Email: peter.morgan@sydney.edu.au

Description

This unit introduces some major myths and legends that constitute the foundations of Western European and Middle Eastern cultures. We consider how legends such as the Grail have evolved cross-culturally from the earliest times to the present day, with recent manifestations like the Da Vinci Code. We also examine the transformation of mythical archetypes such as the Quest (seen also in the voyages of Odysseus and Sindbad) and binary pairs (for instance in Ancient Greek and Arabic myth).

Assessments

2x2000wd essays (66%) and 1x1000wd presentation (34%)

Classes

1x1-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week and 1x1-hr online/week

Prerequisites

Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points from one of the following subject areas: European Studies; European, Middle Eastern or Classical Languages or Studies; Asian Studies; English; Government; History; Ancient History; Philosophy; Political Economy; Sociology; Media and Communications.

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 Wednesday

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