LITT70011
Myths and Legends
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  I: Administrative Information   II: Course Details   III: Topical Outline(s)  Printable Version
 
Section I: Administrative Information
  Total hours: 42.0
Credit Value: 3.0
Credit Value Notes: N/A
Effective: Winter 2019
Prerequisites: N/A
Corequisites: N/A
Equivalents: N/A

Pre/Co/Equiv Notes: N/A

Program(s): Business, General Education Electives
Program Coordinator(s): N/A
Course Leader or Contact: N/A
Version:
20190107_00
Status: Approved (APPR)

Section I Notes: This is a Seneca College course that is offered through Sheridan CAPS. Students who register for the course through Sheridan will receive credit from Sheridan College only. Access to the course materials will be through OntarioLearn.com.

 
 
Section II: Course Details

Detailed Description
Focus on the similarities and differences between cultures through their myths and legends. Myths are narratives which embody and transmit universal and elementary forms of human thought and social patterning. Many myths emerge at the dawn of human culture out of prehistorically oral and ritualistic traditions, and are often used as a way to explain aspects of a universe which otherwise did not seem to make sense. Examine, analyze and compare myths and legends from a variety of cultures. Use a variety of approaches from psychology to anthropology in an effort to understand the significance of myths and legends in a culture. By discussing stories from different cultures, see the common threads of the human experience.

Program Context

 
Business Program Coordinator(s): N/A
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General Education Electives Program Coordinator(s): N/A
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Course Critical Performance and Learning Outcomes

  Critical Performance:
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Learning Outcomes:

To achieve the critical performance, students will have demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Define myth, folklore, and legend.
  2. Differentiate between the characteristics, themes, and patterns of myths, folklore, and legend.
  3. Explain the origins and purposes of myths, folklore, and legends.
  4. Assess the relevance of mythological themes in modern times.
  5. Compare the tradition of Greek tragedy with other forms of mythology.

Evaluation Plan
Students demonstrate their learning in the following ways:

 Evaluation Plan: ONLINE
 Online Assignments15.0%
 Essay #120.0%
 Essay #225.0%
 Final Exam (Online)40.0%
Total100.0%

Evaluation Notes and Academic Missed Work Procedure:
Assignments are marked on the basis of appropriate standards of research content and organization on material. Assignments are to be grammatically correct. All students must pass the term work and the final exam in order to receive a passing grade in this subject.

Provincial Context
The course meets the following Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities requirements:

 

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition
PLAR Contact (if course is PLAR-eligible) - Office of the Registrar

Students may apply to receive credit by demonstrating achievement of the course learning outcomes through previous relevant work/life experience, service, self-study and training on the job. This course is eligible for challenge through the following method(s):

  • Other
    Notes:  This course is delivered through OntarioLearn at ontariolearn.com and is hosted by (Seneca College)SE-EAC297.

 
 
Section III: Topical Outline
Some details of this outline may change as a result of circumstances such as weather cancellations, College and student activities, and class timetabling.
Instruction Mode: Online
Professor: Multiple Professors
Resource(s):
 TypeDescription
OptionalTextbookParallel Myths, J.F. Bierlein, Random House, ISBN 9780345381460

Applicable student group(s): All
Course Details:

Students will develop and demonstrate their competence in written expression, reading, and research skills by exploring such topics as the cultural production of myths and legends, creation and quest myths, traditions of apocalyptic vision and journeys to the underworld, folklore and urban legends, and literary devices in myths and legends, including theme, symbolism, metaphor, and characterization.


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Academic Integrity: The principle of academic integrity requires that all work submitted for evaluation and course credit be the original, unassisted work of the student. Cheating or plagiarism including borrowing, copying, purchasing or collaborating on work, except for group projects arranged and approved by the professor, or otherwise submitting work that is not the student's own, violates this principle and will not be tolerated. Students who have any questions regarding whether or not specific circumstances involve a breach of academic integrity are advised to review the Academic Integrity Policy and procedure and/or discuss them with the professor.

Copyright: A majority of the course lectures and materials provided in class and posted in SLATE are protected by copyright. Use of these materials must comply with the Acceptable Use Policy, Use of Copyright Protected Work Policy and Student Code of Conduct. Students may use, copy and share these materials for learning and/or research purposes provided that the use complies with fair dealing or an exception in the Copyright Act. Permission from the rights holder would be necessary otherwise. Please note that it is prohibited to reproduce and/or post a work that is not your own on third-party commercial websites including but not limited to Course Hero or OneNote. It is also prohibited to reproduce and/or post a work that is not your own or your own work with the intent to assist others in cheating on third-party commercial websites including but not limited to Course Hero or OneNote.

Intellectual Property: Sheridan's Intellectual Property Policy generally applies such that students own their own work. Please be advised that students working with external research and/or industry collaborators may be asked to sign agreements that waive or modify their IP rights. Please refer to Sheridan's IP Policy and Procedure.

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Accessible Learning: Accessible Learning coordinates academic accommodations for students with disabilities. For more information or to register, please see the Accessible Learning website (Statement added September 2016)

Course Outline Changes: The information contained in this Course Outline including but not limited to faculty and program information and course description is subject to change without notice. Any changes to course curriculum and/or assessment shall adhere to approved Sheridan protocol. Nothing in this Course Outline should be viewed as a representation, offer and/or warranty. Students are responsible for reading the Important Notice and Disclaimer which applies to Programs and Courses.


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