Defining "Myth" in the Academic Study of Religion
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Defining "Myth" in the Academic Study of Religion

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This is a lesson geared toward higher education students in which the definition of "myth", according to the academic study of religion, is juxtaposed against the common English use of the word.  It involves students applying learned knowledge of the components or religious myth by collaboratively creating their own religious myths utilizing the components of myths.
Material Type: Assignment
Technical Format: HTML/Text
Date Added to MERLOT: May 18, 2012
Date Modified in MERLOT: July 05, 2012
Submitter: Tracy Marshall
Keywords: mythology, myth, critical thinking, writing, collaboration, comparative religion, religious studies, world religions

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Primary Audience: College General Ed, College Lower Division, College Upper Division
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Technical Requirements: Any electronic platform would work, such as an LMS, blog or Google Doc, as long as others in the class can add commentary.
Language: English
Cost Involved: no
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Creative Commons: Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 United States

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