Units of Study

EUST2611 - European & Middle Eastern Myth & Legend

Semester 1, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Dr Andrea Williams


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).


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


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


At least 18 junior credit points from Table A in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Handbook of which 12 credit points are from one subject area

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