DHS Mythology

This three unit course uses Edith Hamilton, Homer, and Andrea Hopkins as base texts to explore Western mythological traditions and their importance to literature and culture. The course emphasizes analysis of Greco-Roman mythological stories and structures (Hamilton and Homer) and the Arthurian legends (Hopkins), but supplementary materials in Norse, Middle and Far Eastern, and Judeo-Christian traditions are provided in order to compare the ways in which various cultures have come to explain the world to themselves. Additionally, the course explores the development of human culture and abstract thought in order to provide students with an historical perspective on storytelling and myth making. 

Texts
Mythology by Edith Hamilton, ISBN-0374525749)
The Odyssey  by Homer, ISBN: 978037452574-3)
Chronicles of King Arthur by Andrea Hopkins (ISBN: 0670852325)