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Republic of the Philippines BATANGAS STATE UNIVERSITY JPLPC Campus, Malvar, Batangas College of Teacher Education COURSE SYLLABUS

in LIT. 2 Mythology and Folklore (54 hrs.) Prerequisite: None nd 2 Semester, A.Y. 2011-2012 Vision A university which shapes a global Filipino imbued with moral courage nurtured through values and excellent education. Mission Batangas State University (BSU) is committed to implement its mandates of quality and excellence, relevance and responsiveness, access and equity, and efficiency and effectiveness through instruction, research, extension and production to meet the growing needs of the country and the world for globally competitive and morally upright professionals, scientists, technologists, technicians, skilled workers and entrepreneurs. CTE Goal The College of Teacher Education (CTE) aims to develop future elementary, secondary and technology school teachers who are imbued with ideals of humanist, with the sense of respect for the advancement of Philippine life and culture and with a genuine desire to facilitate learning and be conveyors of knowledge and values in all disciplines with excellence and global competitiveness. Description of the Course The course covers a study of myths and folklore from different countries. It also includes the various archetypal patterns used in different myths as expressed in the creation and other types of myths. Scope This course is designed to expose the students to various myths and folklores from different countries that have influenced the civilization of man. The similarities and the impact of these stories on peoples cultural heritage will be studied through films, plays, and texts. This course is suited for students who wish to enrich their knowledge of tales which emphasize the common cultures and beliefs of different nations all over the globe. Course Objectives By the end of the course the students must be able to: 1. define myth, legend, and folktale, recognize distinctions between them and identify examples of each. 2. recognize the universality of the human quest for answers to the unknown. 3. identify similarities and differences among the mythologies of various cultures. 4. compare and contrast epic heroes, gods and goddesses and themes of myths. 5. define archetype and identify common mythological archetypes 6. analyze archetypes of plot, character, symbolism, place and theme in myths and legends. 7. identify the characteristics of the classical hero and give examples from different cultures studied. 8. recognize the influence of mythology on western literature. 9. appreciate the breath and depth of the myths/folklore of other nations Course Requirements 1. Regular class attendance 2. Class involvement 3. Presentation of role play/creative drama, and group dynamics 4. Passing grades in major examinations/quizzes 5. Submission of research works and critical essays on literature

Grading System The criteria for grading as are follows: 80% major examinations (prelim, midterm, semi-final, and final) 20% class standing (5% project and presentations, 5% quizzes, 5% class participation, 5% attendance) ____ 100% Course Outline / Schedule Week Topics A. Introduction to Mythology and Folklore 1. The Nature of Mythology a. Definition of Mythology b. Categories of Traditional Literature c. Types of Myths d. Four Functions of Myths Strategies
Lecture Mythologists Lens Examine various local and regional myths and identify their functions. Viewing Message of The Myth from Joseph Campbell with Bill Moyers Power of Myth Lecture Critical Benchmark Phrygian Agdistis Cherokee Indians Bear Man Bodhisattva under the Bo Tree The Rape of Persephone Oedipus Rex Tewa Indians Water Jar Boy Mythologists Lens Trace the development of myths between 7th and 4th millennium B.C. Design an IPO paradigm to illustrate relationship among man, myth, and history as glean from Filipino myths Analyze dreams as materials for creative mythology Viewing First Storytellers from Joseph Campbell with Bill Moyers Power of Myth Lecture Critical Benchmark Joan of Arc Ojibwa Indians Wunzh Myth The Holy Grail Legend Babylonian-Sumerian Myth of Inanna Egyptian Osiris Mythologists Lens. Compare and contrast the structure of some selected heros myths. Lecture Critical Benchmark Kubla Khan by Samuel Taylor Coleridge Tlingit Indians Story The Water of Life Myth Mythologists Lens Spearhead a seminar//workshop on Methodologies in Understanding Myths. The session shall include an introduction, methodology, praxis, and pedagogical implications.

2. Primitive Fears, Universal Understanding 3. Man, Myth, and History 4. The Psychological Perspective

5. The Hero with a Thousand Faces 6. The Mythmaker 7. Mythology Today

B. Methodologies in Understanding Myths and Folktales 1. Man and His Symbols by Carl Gustav Jung 2. The Structural Study of Myth by Claude Levi-Strauss 3. Morphology of The Folk Tale by Vladmir Propp PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION

Presenters shall provide copy of their lectures to the audience as well as supplementary readings. Identify the influence of myths to popular culture and to modern society.

C. Myths of Creation and Destruction 1. Myths of Creation a. Hebrew Creation Myth (GENESIS 1-2) b. Babylonian Creation Myth (ENUMA ELISH) c. Egyptian Creation Myth (BOOK OF OVERTHROWING APOPIS) d. Greek Creation Myth (HESOIDS THEOGONY) e. Indian Creation Myth (RIG VEDA X: 90, 1-16 AND 129, 1-7) f. Japanese Creation Myth (KOJIKI) g. Norse Creation Myth (THE POETIC EDDA) MIDTERM EXAMINATION h. Finnish Creation Myth (THE KALEVALA) i. Quiche Creation Myth (POPUL VUH) 2. Myths of Destruction a. Ovids Flood Story b. Biblical Flood Stories c. Ragnarok D. The Classical Mythology 1. The Titans and the Twelve Olympians 2. The Two Great Gods on Earth E. Heroes and Tricksters 1. Prometheus 2. Hercules 3. Atalanta F. Mythical Lovers and Divine Desires 1. Cupid and Psyche 2. Apollo and Daphne 3. Tristan and Iseult SEMI-FINAL EXAMINATION G. Tales of Quest and Adventure 1. The Quest of the Golden Fleece 2. The Trojan War

Composing Media Digital Story Telling and Transparencies

Composing Media Digital Story Telling and Transparencies Composing Media Digital Story Telling and Transparencies Composing Media Digital Story Telling and Transparencies

Composing Media Digital Story Telling and Transparencies


Composing Media Staging Portraits and Scrapbooking on Becoming a Greek God or Goddess Creative Drama Role Playing



Creative Drama Role Playing Creative Drama Role Playing Viewing Creating Movie Journal of TROY starring Brad Pitt, Eric Bana, and Orlando Bloom Viewing Creating Movie Journal of TROY starring Brad Pitt, Eric Bana, and Orlando Bloom Creative Drama Role Playing Accomplishment of the Course Requirements

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3. The Fall of Troy H. Less Important Myth 1. Midas Project Making FINAL EXAMINATION Submission of all requirements

Bibliography Armstrong, Karen. A History of God: The 4,000-Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. United States of America: Ballantine Books, 1993. Campbell, Chryl et. al. Mythology: Myths, Legends, and Fantasies. Lane Cove, Australia: Global Book Publishing, 2008. Campbell, Joseph. The Hero with a Thousand Faces. Novato, California: New World Library, 2008. Campbell, Joseph. The Masks of God: Occidental Mythology. United Sates of America: Penguin Books, 1976. Campbell, Joseph. The Mythic Dimension: Selected Essays (19591987). Novato, California: New World Library, 2007. Hamilton, Edith. Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes. New York, United States of America: Penguin Books Incorporated, 1990. Johnson, Paul. Heroes: From Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar to Churchill and De Gaulle. Hammersmith, London: HarperCollins Publishers, 2007. Leeming, David. Mythology: World of Culture. New York, USA: Newsweek Books, 1977. Mandelbaum, Allen. The Odyssey of Homer. New York: Bantam Dell, Random House Inc., 2003. Spivey, Nigel. Songs on Bronze: The Greek Myths Made Real. United States of America: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2005. Stagman, Myron. One Hundred Prophecies of the Delphic Oracle: Prophetic Advice from the God Apollo. United States of America: City-State Press, 1999. Tolkien, J.R.R. Tolkien on Fairy-stories. Hammersmith, London: HarperCollins Publishers, 2008.

Prepared by: Mr. RICHARD M. BAEZ Instructor I Email Add: Office Tel. No: (043) 778-2170 Consultation Time: Tuesday 3:00 5:00 Thursday 3:00 5:00 Friday 12:00 2:00 Noted:

Assoc. Prof. RUBILYN M. LATIDO Associate Dean, College of Teacher Education


Dr. NORA G. DIMAANO Director, Academic Affairs