Myth and Fairytale
University of Newcastle
Area of Study
Classics, Greek Studies, History, Literature
Taught In English
AHIS1070 or other Ancient History or English courses at 1000 level
Course Level Recommendations
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Host University Units10
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
OverviewLEARNING OUTCOMES1. Gain knowledge of the genres of myth and fairytale in the Western literary tradition;2. Compare and contrast each text with the aim of interpreting the discriminating elements of each, particularly within chronological and cultural contexts3. Analyse various topics within each text. Topics may include: representations of gender, social and class environments, belief systems4. Interpret the texts (at appropriate times) as original works that have been subsequently reinterpreted within genres such as children's literature and films5. Develop an understanding of the impact of early literature on later Western cultural and social traditions;6. Practise and demonstrate oral and written communications skills at advanced undergraduate level at 4 seminars;7. Practise and demonstrate research skills at advanced undergraduate level at 4 seminars and in the major essay.CONTENTThe course is based on a close reading and analysis of literary texts with the primary aim of establishing internal themes, narrative structure and related topics with the secondary aim being to examine the aforementioned elements within several of the works. Students will study a series of texts, which may vary from year to year and which may include some or all of the following: Homer's Odyssey, Ovid's Metamorphoses, Apuleius' Golden Ass, Shakespearean drama, works of the Brothers Grimm and Oscar Wilde, as well as twentieth-century works.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.