Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
2103002042005MYTHOLOGY-I (ANCIENT ANATOLIAN MYTHOLOGY)Compulsory244
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of this course is to teach the students what the myth is, what it represents in our lives and also to comprehend the importance of the myths
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. İsmail Gezgin
Learning Outcomes
1The contributions of mythology to the local cultures
2To comprehend how the mythology emerged in antiquity and to learn the qualifications of mythology
3To understand the meaning of mythology in terms of the religious beliefs
4To be able to comprehend how the mythology shapes daily life
5To examine why people feel the need for mythology
6The mythological narrations of all aroun Turkey
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
What is mythology? A comparison is going to be made between Turkey and its neighbours according to the mythological perspective.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Course introduction and explanation of the methodInstructor's presentation-
2What is Mythology?Instructor's presentation-
3The emergence of mythology and its social roleInstructor's presentation-
4Comparison of mythology with tales and dreamsInstructors presentation-
5Mythology from Paleolithic Age to Bronze AgeInstructor's presentation-
6Old Anatolian mythsInstructor's presentation-
7Myths of Near Eastern and MesopotamiaInstructor's presentation-
8Concept of “Creation” in world mythologyInstructor's presentation-
9Religion and mythosInstructor's presentation-
10Mythology and holy booksInstructor's presentation-
11Mythology of floodInstructor's presentation-
12Myths of teh new yearInstructor's presentation-
13Fertility and mythologyInstructor's presentation-
14Cult of CybeleInstructor's presentation-
15Myth of GilgameshInstructor's presentation-
16Final ExamÖğretim Üyesinin Sunumu-
Recommended or Required Reading
Lynn E. Roller, Ana Tanrıçanın İzinde. Homer Yayınları Joseph Campell İlkel Mitoloji İmge Yayınları Joseph Campell, Doğu Mitolojisi, İmge Yayınları Mircae Eliade Şamanizm İmge Yayınları İ. Gezgin Gılgamış, Alfa Kitap
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Activities are given in detail in the section of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation"
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
SUM0
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Brain Storming16232
Self Study8432
Individual Study for Mid term Examination2510
Individual Study for Final Examination2510
Reading8432
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)120
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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LO2   3 4        
LO3 4 3          
LO4 4 4          
LO5 5 3          
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* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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