ERIC Number: ED407964
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Chinese Mythology: Background and Influences. Asian Studies Instructional Module.
This curriculum outline introduces the components of a world mythology and contemporary literature course which incorporates an Asian module focusing on Chinese mythology. Following a course description that discusses the rationale for incorporating Chinese mythology, the goals and student objectives of the course are introduced, emphasizing the use of Chinese myths in conjunction with myths of other cultures in analyzing literary work. Next, the outline and assignments for the course are presented, focusing on the transition from general background material on mythology to creation myths from a wide range of cultures, fertility myths which explore the relationships between people and their gods, hero myths as representatives of the culture's values, and the influence of ancient myths through their themes, characters, and motifs. The criteria for evaluating students is then presented, followed by a list of general discussion questions applicable to most cultures' myths. The remainder of the course outline describes the activities and strategies for presenting the material, and lists the audiovisual aids used in the course. Course material and assignments are appended. Contains an annotated bibliography. (TGI)
Descriptors: Asian Studies, Chinese Culture, College English, Community Colleges, Contemporary Literature, Course Content, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Influences, Cultural Pluralism, Curriculum Guides, English Curriculum, Foreign Countries, Learning Modules, Literature, Mythology, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Saint Louis Community Coll. at Meramec, MO.
Identifiers - Location: China