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Mythology and Folklore

  • Name:

    Mythology and Folklore (LAEE210v)

  • Department:

    Language Arts

  • Credits:

    0.5 (semester course)

  • Suggested Prerequisites:


Mythology and Folklore


Historically, mythology and folklore have been used as a way to make sense of humankind and our world. Discussing these works from a Christian worldview perspective, students will begin with an overview of mythology and different kinds of folklore, and journey with ancient heroes as they slay dragons, outwit gods, follow fearless warriors into battle, and watch clever monsters outwit those stronger than themselves. Stories will range from ancient Egyptian and Greek mythology to King Arthur, Joan of Arc, the dragons of Slovenia, and Fawcett’s mysterious journey to lost cities of the Amazon.

Special Notes:

This course counts as an English elective and may not meet the requirements for English transfer credit to another high school or as English credit for college admission purposes.


Heroes and villains; monsters and dragons; journeys and conquests; culture and mystery. Each of these things and more make up the topic of mythology and folklore. If you have only been exposed to Greek and Roman gods and mythology, this interesting introductory course will give you a glimpse into a world of new stories and characters. You will also learn the basics of common characteristics of any myth or tale of folklore. So, take this opportunity to learn about stories of a different kind. After all, who doesn’t love to read a good story!

If there are books and materials for this course, they can be purchased from our Online Bookstore.

Student Feedback

It was very easy to follow and manage.

I really enjoyed researching different myths. Also, the discussions were usually really interesting and controversial enough to debate mythological ideas with other students.

I enjoyed the specific details and the thematic nature of the units.