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Fall 2013 Course Descriptions

English 3099  Myth and Culture (Honors)

Section 099       CRN 90784
Myth and Culture (Honors)     1530-1800 T

 If the doors of perception were cleansed,
Everything would appear to man as it is: infinite.
       For man has closed himself up,
Till he sees all things thro' narrow chinks of his cavern.
--William Blake

This course explores the ways in which myth and myth-making across cultures relate to issues of identity, desire, language, epistemology, and violence. Requirements include short papers, critical essays, vigorous participation in discussion, a midterm, and a final exam. (General Education Program; Group 5)