Folklore | Myth, Ritual, Symbol
F290 | 25810 | Shorter

Regardless of culture or religion, the triad of myth, ritual and
symbol encompasses the ways all humans come to understand their
societies and themselves.  This class offers a cross-cultural,
humanistic, and inter-disciplinary approach to learning how we
believe and know through stories, ceremonies, art, languages, and
the use of time and space.  Students will be asked to question how
they construct narratives of self and community during the course of
the semester. Grading will depend upon the completion of small exams
as well as writing assignments.