Folklore | Myth, Ritual, Symbol
F290 | 28974 | H. El-Shamy


Fulfills COLL Social & Historical

The focus of this course is the mechanisms involved in beliefs and
the means for expressing them. 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 +of+ how we believe and know through stories, ceremonies,
art, languages, and the use of time and space. The processes of
symbolizing and the creation of symbols will be explored in some
detail.

Exams: Two (take home and objective)
Paper: One