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DIVINITY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES

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RS 4002 / RS 4502
MYTH
CREDIT POINTS 30

Course Co-ordinator: Professor R Segal

Pre-requisite(s): Available to students at level 4. Students of non-DRS subjects are required to get permission from the course co-ordinator prior to admission.

Note(s): This course will be available as RS 4502 in 2012/13.

A survey of eight leading theories of myth from the fields of anthropology, sociology, psychology, and religious studies. The focus will be on the differing answers the theories give to the questions of the origin, the function, and the subject matter of myth. Each theory will be applied to a familiar myth.

1 two-hour seminar per week, 1 two-hour lecture per week.

1st Attempt: 1 two-hour written examination (50%); 1 essay of 3,000 words (50%).

Admission to the exam depends on the submission of all coursework and each item's assessment at CAS 6 or above.

Resit: No resit at Level 4.