Myth, Legend, and History

La Trobe University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Myth, Legend, and History

  • Host University

    La Trobe University

  • Location

    Melbourne, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Art, Classics, History, Literature, Writing Arts

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    All societies have stories from their past. Concepts like "myth" and "legend" help us differentiate them from fiction and to understand how particular stories relate to actual events in history. In this subject, we study some well-known stories like those of King Arthur and the knights of the Round Table, Robin Hood, Pocahontas, Achilles, Helen and the Trojan War. We consider the evidence for their origins in oral and written texts, material objects, and artworks, and trace their endurance into the modern world. We examine how links are made between stories from the past, and the writing of history today.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.