Suzi (k00kaburra) wrote,

Mythology & Folklore Final - done!

One final down, and it was pretty easy. I have to say that overall, I'm quite disappointed with my Mythology & Folklore class. I thought we'd be cross-analyzing different tales thematically. One week, we'd look at creation myths. The next, we'd study flood stories from around the world. That sort of thing. Instead, my teacher would pick one story or cluster of stories and apply Campbell's Hero's Journey to it. I guess in the end I learned about how the myth has evolved throughout many civilizations, but we really didn't study that many examples of the stories. For example, in the entire class we only read a single Mesoamerican myth, one or two Native American myths. We did get multiple Chinese myths, surprisingly - four or five, I think. When reading epic poems like Gilgamesh or The Odyssey, the texts were prose versions written by the textbook's author. I thought them disappointing.

I guess the big problem was it didn't feel like a college class. I felt like I was back in freshman year of high school.
Tags: deanza

  • Stress, illness, or ennui?

    Living under shelter in place for two months has led to a general malaise in our household. Every couple days I feel a little off, with a headache or…

  • The unexpected winner of the season

    At our bookstore, the one thing that everyone seems to be looking for isn't a new novel, or workbooks for their kids. While those things are in…

  • Left an important part of the day out...

    When I was listing my daily routine in my last post, I missed something important. The first thing that I do every day when I get home from work is…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.