GS142 – Interpretation of Mythology and Fairy Tales
Since the dawn of civilization, mythology has fascinated peoples from all cultures. Until recently, the study of mythology was considered an important feature of a liberal education. The present era is rediscovering the joy and instructive value of mythology. This course provides students an opportunity to experience the joy and explore the mystery of mythology. In particular, the course enable students to acquire skill in the analytic interpretation of myths and fairytales. Myths from Western and Polynesian cultures will be reviewed and selected fairy tales from the Brothers Grimm will be examined. (Summer only 2020-21).