10 cp Prerequisites 10 cp from 100-level unit in Literature Teaching Organisation: On-campus lectures and tutorials supported by online materials/activities. Three contact hours per week over twelve weeks or equivalent in intensive-block mode. Students should anticipate undertaking 150 hours of study for this unit, including class attendance, readings and assignment preparation.
This unit will examine examples drawn from various mythologies in order to explore the roles played by myth in different cultures and the truth-values presented by mythic narratives. It will go on to investigate the transition from early mythic structures to the literary constructs of epic and romance. The unit will maintain an emphasis on the relevance of all these issues to the practice of literature.