Heroes, Myths & LegendsMore
This module will teach students to define the extraordinary story worlds and characters of Myths and Legends. Students will recognize the continual relevance of these fantastical tales, by identifying the relationship between the adventures of vengeful gods, ancient warring kings as well as shapeshifting animals, with our own contemporary human experiences - our fears, anxieties, and deep-seated desire to make sense of the world around us. Students will also get to understand and apply the ‘Hero’s Journey’, an effective story crafting framework developed through extensive studies on Myths and Legends from different cultures, across the world. The Hero’s Journey continues to guide a wide spectrum of content creators today, including those within the fields of Literature, Television, Film, Animation as well as Video Games, and can be discerned in popular works like the iconic Star Wars films, and many Pixar Animated movies.