Mythology

Delta College LIT241

Calendar

Due Thursday January 10
Rosenberg – Read “Introduction” and “Preface”
Rosenberg – Read “Osiris, Isis, and Horus”
Answer Questions for “Osiris, Isis, and Horus” found on the Rosenberg page.

Due Tuesday January 15
Final of “Osiris, Isis, Horus” if rewritten
Draft Day: The Myth of My Creation

Due Thursday January 17
Armstrong Chapter One Summary Assignment
Armstrong Media Assignment

Due Tuesday January 22
Final of “The Myth of My Creation”
Final of Armstrong Chapter One Summary Assignment if rewritten
Rosenberg – Read “Enuma Elish”
Answer Questions for “Enuma Elish” found on the Rosenberg page.
Read Hell Hath No Fury online (Download and print here)

Due Thursday January 24
Rosenberg – Read “Titans and Gods”
Answer Questions for “Titans and Gods” found on the Rosenberg page.

Due Tuesday January 29
Watch a video and take notes to turn in at the end in-class. We’ll discuss the video Thursday.

Due Thursday January 31
Read Armstrong Chapter Two Summary and Connection

Due Tuesday February 5
Rosenberg – Read “The Creation” (p 595)
Answer Questions for “The Creation” found on the Rosenberg page.

Due Thursday February 7
Rosenberg – Read “Ages of the World” (p 369)
Answer Questions for “Ages of the World” found on the Rosenberg page.

Due Tuesday February 12
Print / Read / Annotate / Bring to class – Doyle’s Creation Myths.

Due Thursday February 14 
Read Armstrong Chapter Three Summary and Connection

Due Tuesday February 19
HeroesAreUs Introduction to Hero Myths
Introduction to Monomyth Assignment

Due Thursday February 21
Finsh HeroesAreUs
Monomyth Rough Draft Due – Final copy due no later than Thursday February 28.

Due Tuesday February 26
Rosenberg – Read “The Labors and Death of Heracles”
Answer Questions for “The Labors and Death of Heracles” found on the Rosenberg page.
If you have any old magazines laying around that you’d be willing to bring in to cut up, please do so.

Due Thursday February 28
Rosenberg – Read “Maui Tames the Sun” and “Chi Li Slays the Serpent”
Answer Questions for “Maui Tames the Sun” and “Chi Li Slays the Serpent” found on the Rosenberg page.
Monomyth due.

March 5 & 7 Spring Break – No Classes

Due Tuesday March 12
Joseph Campbell Video

Due Thursday March 14
Read Armstrong Chapter Four Summary and Connection

Due Tuesday March 19
Begin Lecture on India.
Rosenberg – Read “The Ramayana”
Select three questions of your choice to answer from the list following the story in Rosenberg.

Due Thursday March 21
Finish discussion of India Ramayana

Due Tuesday March 26
Assign South East Asia research

Read the Ramayana.pdf below. There are 17 pages total – the first part is only three pages of a chapter, so it may seem like pages are missing. (“Assumptions and Goals of this Volume” is where you can stop reading, then go on to the remaining pages.)

RamayanaReading.pdf

Group meetings for Southeast Asia Research

Sample Student Paper for SE Asia Research

Due Thursday March 28
Group meetings for Southeast Asia Research

Due Tuesday April 2
South East Asia Presentations (3)
(There is NO make-up for missing this day. No foolin’.)

Due Thursday April 4
South East Asia Presentation (2)
(There is NO make-up for missing this day. No foolin’.)

Due Tuesday April 9
Read Armstrong Chapter Five Summary and Connection
Introduce Fertility myths

Due Thursday April 11
Rosenberg – Read “Demeter and Persephone”
Rosenberg – Read “Amatarasu”
Write a comparison/contrast of these two myths analyzing the components which make them fertility myths. Rosenberg discusses some of these aspects in the introductions to the myths (grey-shaded pages), but you can also look at what you see is similar or different in the characters, plot, and setting. Since each can be considered a fertility myth, just recognizing patterns between them will help you to analyze and understand this genre.
MLA format – be sure to INCLUDE SPECIFIC TEXT SUPPORT.
Minimum 300 words / Point value: 10

Due Tuesday April 16
Read Armstrong Chapter Six Summary and Connection

Due Thursday April 18 – MEET IN S131!
Read Rosenberg “The Origin of Life and Fire”

Due Tuesday April 23
Read Armstrong Chapter Seven and write summary of this final chapter. You may choose to select a specific element in this chapter and write a connection/response, or you may choose at this point, after writing your summary of Chapter 7, to write and overall connection to the book as a whole. This is not a “critique” of Armstrong’s work, but rather a way to show that you are able to see the relationship of the book to the class and the connections you may have made while reading it to mythology as we have been studying it in class.

Due Thursday April 25
I will reserve this day for individual conferences. If you have questions/concerns regarding your performance in the class or have any final assignments which you and I have agreed could be turned in on this day, I will be available by appointment. Please e-mail me or talk with me before or after class to schedule a specific time. Thank you!

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