Welcome to Multicultural Myths and Legends
The Course This course engages students in the careful reading and critical analysis of imaginative literature. The approach of the class is based on the works of Carl Jung and Joseph Campbell. Through the close reading of selected texts, students deepen their understanding of the ways myths and legends infuse the world in which we live. As they read, students consider a work’s structure, style, and themes as well as such smaller-scale elements as the use of figurative language, imagery, symbolism, and tone. Additionally, the course provides a continuation of the study of grammar, diction, effective sentence structure, tone, voice, coherence, generalizations, specific evidence, and logical essay organizational structure.
The course also enhances the students' use of technology through web based research and discussion assignments. Additionally, there will be four group film projects.
Students are expected to behave like young adults and be responsible. Additionally, these are specific rules which apply to the class.
Students are expected to check Parent Connect at least twice a week for assignment due dates. Most handouts will be posted on the grade book on Parent Connect. Use this link to visit it now.
Major Projects & Readings
The major projects include:
(This may change depending on pedagogical necessity.)
Some of the works we will study include: