HUM 351 Ancient Myth, Folklore, and Legend

In many ways, world folklore is the basis of the arts and also a strong influence on areas as diverse as psychology and religion. This course acquaints the students with an array of traditional folk topics, including myths, fables, aphorisms, superstitions, fairy tales, and other sources of folk belief. This course teaches students to take knowledge of ancient myths and understand the connections to the culture that produced the myths and folklore in addition to understanding how certain myths have helped shape some current cultural values.