Ms. Gokturk

vgokturk@portnet.org

Ms. G’s calendar: www.checkthesite.com (AKA www.surfturk.com)


 

Mythology Course Description

 

As a student in this introductory mythology class, you will be introduced to some creation and flood myths from around the world, dissect beloved and unknown fairytales, and spend a great deal of time learning Greek and Roman myths.  You will leave the course familiar with the Greco-Roman gods, monsters, and heroes.   You will also be introduced to a sampling of noteworthy ancient plays, learn about the heroic sagas, and analyze some modern interpretations.  

 

Course Materials

 

Units

  1. World Mythology: Creation / Flood Myths
  2. Who’s Who in Greek Mythology?
  3. Etiological Myths: These are stories that explain why something is the way it is. “Science” myths.
  4. Eschatological Myths: These stories address “the end” – the death of the individual, religious practices, cycles in nature, etc.
  5. Tales of Lovers
  6. Heroes
  7. Fairy Tales

 

Workload