Myth & 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.
- Fall 2013
- Munroe Hall 320(MNR 320)
- 3:00pm-4:15pm on Tuesday, Thursday (Sep 9, 2013 to Dec 6, 2013)
- Carrie Reed
- First Year Seminar
- First-Year Seminar Program
- Requirements Fulfilled:
- CMP CW PHL
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