HUM 105 Entire Course

HUM/105
WORLD MYTHOLOGY
 
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HUM 105 Week 1 Foundations of Mythology
Write a 600- to 875-word paper, in which you answer the following questions:

  • How is the word myth used popularly? For example, what does the statement, "It's a myth" mean? In contrast, how is the word myth used in the academic context? After considering the definition in your textbooks and course materials, write a definition in your own words.

  • What are the most common mythological themes across different cultures? Why do myths from different cultures around the world address such similar or universal themes? Do we see these same themes in today's myths? Think about how myths explain the unknown and the tribulations of mankind.


Format your citations and references according to the appropriate course level APA guidelines.
Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.
 
HUM 105 Week 1 Perceptions of Project Management
Instructions
Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper in which you answer the following questions:

  • How is the word myth used popularly? For example, what does the statement, "It's a myth" mean? In contrast, how is the word myth used in the academic context? After considering the definition in your textbooks and course materials, write a definition in your own words.

  • What are the most common mythological themes across different cultures? Why do myths from different cultures around the world address such similar or universal themes? Think about how myths explain the unknown and the tribulations of mankind.

  • What is the relationship between belief, knowledge, mythology, and religion? Where do mythology and religion intersect? Where do they diverge? Think about the function of myth and religion in helping human beings cope with change, suffering, loss, and death.

  • Do you think mythology is still relevant in contemporary culture? How do people resort to modern myths to deal with the unknown and hardships in life?


Format your citations and references consistent with APA guidelines.
 
 
HUM 105 Week 2 Cosmic Creation Myths Across Cultures
Instructions
Select at least two creation myths from two different cultures. For ideas, refer to this week's readings and the myths section of the Big Myths website for animated presentations of many creation myths.
 Write a 700- to 1,400-word paper about the selected creation myths that answers the following questions:

  • Which world or worlds, such as sky, earth, and underworld, are represented in the myths you chose? What are the elements of these worlds?

  • Describe the creators. Are the creators male or female, and of what significance is gender? Describe what they created, including the steps or cycles of creation. Also, include descriptions of any destroyers or destruction if applicable.

  • Include the role of cosmic occurrences or natural phenomena, such as celestial bodies, floods, rain, wind, and fire.

  • Compare the creators, creations, the steps or cycle of creation, and the cosmic elements of the two myths. What are the similarities and differences?

  • Why do you think cosmic or creation myths are important to a culture? What value do they bring, if any?


Format your citations and references consistent with APA guidelines.
 
 
HUM 105 Week 3 Divine Roles Across Cultures Matrix
Instructions
Complete the University of Phoenix Material: Divine Roles Across Cultures.
Format your citations and references consistent with APA guidelines.
Divine Roles Across Cultures
 
Part I
 
Select one common divine role that recurs in world mythology.
 
Possible options of divine roles include the following: father or mother divinities, divinities of war, home or hearth divinities, divinities of love, divinities of wisdom, divinities of medicine or health, divinities of the wind, divinities of agriculture, divinities of the sky, ruler of all the gods, and so on.
 
Identify the role in the title of your table.
 
Select two myths, each from a different culture, in which the divine role appears. Identify the divinity names and cultures in columns A and B. 
 
Complete the table by answering each of the five questions for both selected divinities.
 




Title:


Column A
Divinity Name: 
Culture of Origin:


Column B
Divinity Name:
Culture of Origin:




1.       How is this divinity portrayed? Describe the divinity’s role within the myth.


 


 




2.       Is the divinity male or female? What function does this gender play?


 


 




3.       What are the divinity’s attributes, such as divine powers or characteristics? What objects does the divinity possess, such as a weapon or animal, that assist him or her?


 


 




4.       Within the myth of origin, how does this divinity compare with other divinities? How does this divinity interact with or compare to divinities of the same gender and to divinities of the opposite gender?


 


 




5.       Identify one character from contemporary culture that shares characteristics of each divinity and explain why you chose each character. What real-life ideals does this divine role represent? How attainable are these ideals?


 


 




 
Part II
 
Write a 150- to 350-word short essay addressing the following: Why do so many cultures have divinities in similar roles?
 
References
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HUM 105 Week 4 Contemporary Hero’s Quest Presentation
Instructions
Create a 10- to 16-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation with detailed speaker notes about a contemporary hero or heroine's quest. Refer to the University of Phoenix Material: Help With Microsoft® PowerPoint® Assignments for additional help.
Pick a contemporary story in the form of a novel, movie, or video game that is inspired by a mythological epic or journey of a hero's quest. Briefly describe the plight of the main character--the feat(s) he or she must execute for the benefit of society in the face of challenges.
Identify the villain and describe his or her characteristics and role in the hero's quest.
Identify other archetypes within the story. Briefly describe these roles in the hero's quest.
Identify in detail each of the steps the hero takes in the quest: initiation, separation, transformation, and return.
Research the mythological and cultural origins of the story. Explain parallels between the myth(s) and the contemporary story it inspired.
Analyze any mythological symbolism, metaphors, and attributes pertinent to the story. What real life elements might these items represent?
Explain the conflicts between personal desires and community responsibility represented in the myth and the contemporary story. Relate these to the conflicts and choices with which ordinary humans struggle. Explain why these human conflicts retain relevance through the ages.
Format your citations and references consistent with APA guidelines.
 Be prepared to present a 6-8 minute presentation in front of the class.  Students who are unable to present will lose a minimum of 50% of the points.
 
 
HUM 105 Week 5 Sacred Destination
Instructions
Prepare a presentation about a vacation or a retreat to a sacred place in mythology, for example, the Oracle at Delphi or the Mahabodhi Temple. This place may or may not currently exist.
Create a 10- to 14-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation with detailed speaker notes. The use of images is encouraged.
Include the following:

  • The mythological origins, history, and functions of the place

  • Any sacred objects and attributes associated with the deities and mythological origins of this place, for example, Apollo's snake and lyre or Buddha's bodhi tree -- Discuss the symbolism of these objects as used by contemporary people and cultures.

  • A comparison of this place to those that serve similar functions in other cultures, for example, mountain tops, temples, burial sites or memorials, and so on

  • The relevance of this place and these objects in contemporary culture -- What significance do these places or things hold in the minds and emotions of the people? How do these places or things connect to mythological stories from that culture? What is the role of place and the associated objects?

  • The most important facts to know about the surrounding culture, and etiquette and dress to follow when visiting to this place -- With what knowledge and experiences would you hope to return home?


Format your images, citations, and references consistent with APA guidelines.
 Be prepared to make a 6-8 minute presentation in front of the class.  Any students who do not present in person will lose a minimum of 50% of the points.
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