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FYSE1049

Myth & Cosmology

Myth and Cosmology
In this seminar we will trace some of the fundamental concepts underlying ancient ways of approaching the world. We will compare the Chinese, Biblical, Hindu, Navajo, and Maori creation traditions, the divination cultures of East Asian and African nations, and the rich symbolism that emerged out of some of the major centers of ancient civilization. Through our reading of myths, scholarly writings, and literary works, we will explore the ways China and various other cultures understood and dealt with the world around them, from flood myths to astrology, from the Yijing to omens and geomancy. 3 hrs. sem.
Subject:
First Year Seminar
Department:
First-Year Seminar Program
Division:
Interdisciplinary
Requirements Fulfilled:
CMP CW PHL

Sections

Fall 2013

FYSE1049A-F13 Seminar (Reed)

Fall 2010

FYSE1049A-F10 Seminar (Reed)

Fall 2007

FYSE1049A-F07 Seminar (Reed)

Fall 2004

FYSE1049A-F04 Seminar (Reed)