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Course Summary (Grade : 9 - 12)

This course is designed to enhance understanding of mythology and its continuing influence on our modern world. Students will study mythology from various cultures, including Greco-Roman, Norse, and American Indian. Participants examine how some themes and character types occur over and over in myths of different cultures. Reading, individual projects/activities, and group work will be part of this class.

*This course may be appropriate for Gifted and Talented middle school students that meet all course prerequisites.*

Course Objectives

  • be able to articulate recurring themes in world mythology.
  • be able to discern differences and similarities among various cultures with mythic stories having like themes.
  • be able to identify characteristics of major character types in various world myths.
  • build on their base knowledge of mythic stories (usually limited to Greco-Roman) to understand the importance of myths to the creation of culture throughout the world.
  • be able to identify modern interpretations of major mythic themes and characteristics.


Course Dates

VHS courses follow an academic calendar and run for 15 weeks:

Fall 2017
Sept 6th – December 19th, 2017

Spring 2018
January 24th – May 8th, 2018



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Duration 15 w
Level Beginner
Start Date Spring 2017

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