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Myth in Cultural Context

An anthropological analysis and interpretation of myth, using texts from a variety of world cultures, including African, ancient Middle Eastern, Native American, Amazonian, Mediterranean and other traditions as primary materials. The course offers an overview of central problems and issues in the anthropological study of myth, and emphasizes the importance of examining myths within their socio-cultural settings. The course also considers some of the important theoretical perspectives that have been developed within anthropology for the study of myths and folklore.

Pre Requisites: Pre-req = sophomore standing or permission of instructor

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