ENGL 170 - World Mythology

Approval Status


Date Reviewed

March 2023

This course presents a variety of world myths that are meant to illuminate the human experience. The course examines the literary elements of mythology, including creation stories, archetypes, the hero’s journey, and more. Texts may represent myths from the Middle East, Asia, Europe, Africa, indigenous peoples of the Americas, among others, and expose students to relevant historical, philosophical, social, political, and aesthetic contexts. The course also exposes students to distinguishing elements of selected mythic forms, and to the art and practice of analyzing and writing about literature.

Course Type

Lower Division