The program in Mythology Studies offers an interdisciplinary--that is, a broad and varied--minor in mythology to graduate students who have a serious interest in mythology, exposing them to the content, methods, and theories of several disciplines and providing for a fertile mix of ideas. For example, a student in a philological discipline such as classical studies may encounter materials and methods from field-based disciplines such as folklore and anthropology. A student of living mythological traditions may be exposed to the study of precolumbian texts or of mythological illustration in Renaissance Europe. A student of Amerindian or Maori narrative traditions may learn something of Indo-European societies. A student of myth in its central sense of traditional story may benefit from encountering studies of myth in its relation to modern ideology.
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