Academic Catalog


Course Code: 3660269
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 4,5
Department: Teaching English As A Foreign Language
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Assist.Prof.Dr SCOTT BOYD
Offered Semester: Fall or Spring Semesters.

Course Content

This course will investigate mythological narratives that have shaped human actions, art and thought across space and time. Students will learn approaches to myth analysis, and identify cross-cultural commonalities in myths, as well as what they reveal about specific cultures -- European, Middle Eastern, Native American, Indian, Pacific, and others. The primary focus will be on myths about language itself, including language origins, the magical power of names and words, the search for original or perfect languages, the intellectual and political ramifications of such searches, and -modern myths- about language held even today.