Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
The World Mythologies FEL 221 3 2 + 0 2 4
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Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Doç.Dr. FATMA BERNA YILDIRIM
Course Lecturers Doç.Dr. FATMA BERNA YILDIRIM,
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Course Objective To introduce the methods of the study of myths, and to search the continuity and interruptions between mythic and rational thinking.
Course Content Applying the historicist, structuralist and deconstructive methods to the myths of Ancient Greek, Turkish and Middle Eastern cultures.
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 To enumerate in a written presentation at least five of the characteristics of the world mitologies. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
2 To enumerate at least five of the contemporary theorists of mythology in the context of at least one of their basic problems. Lecture, Discussion, Testing,
3 To explain in an oral presentation at least seven of the problems of the contemporary studies of mythology. Lecture, Question-Answer, Homework,
4 To establish some connections between at least two concepts which were established in the studies of mythology. Lecture, Question-Answer, Testing, Homework,
5 To list in an oral presentation at least five of the constituting elements of the contemporary studies of mythology. Lecture, Testing,
6 To explain the above mentioned elements in a written presentation. Question-Answer, Homework,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Rising of folklore in 19th century and appearance of mythology as a discipline
2 The place of myths in Russian formalism’s analysis of fable
3 Mythology in structuralist anthropology
4 Claude Lévi-Strauss, the scheme for mythical analysis
5 The method of Jean-Pierre Vernant
6 The method of Mircea Eliade
7 Turkish mythology with the method of Jean-Paul Roux
8 Turkish mythology with the method of Yaşar Çoruhlu
9 Midterm exam
10 Roland Barthes, Çağdaş Söylenler (Mythologies)
11 Jacques Derrida’s article on Plato’s Phaidros: “Platon’un Eczanesi” (“Plato’s Pharmacy”)
12 Jacques Derrida’s article on Plato’s Phaidrus: “Platon’un Eczanesi” (“Plato’s Pharmacy”)
13 Judith Butler, Antigone’nin İddiası (Antigone’s Claim)
14 Mythology and iconography
Course Notes 1. Azra Erhat, Mitoloji Sözlüğü<br> 2. Yves Bonnefoy, Mitolojiler Sözlüğü<br>3. Bedrettin Cömert, Mitoloji ve İkonografi<br>4. Vladimir Propp, Masalların Yapısı ve İncelenmesi<br>5. Claude Lévi-Strauss, Yaban Düşünce<br>6. Claude Lévi-Strauss, Oidipus Söyleninin Çözümlenmesi, Felsefe Arkivi<br>7. Jean-Pierre Vernant, Eski Yunanda Söylen ve Toplum<br>8. Mircea Eliade, Mitlerin Özellikleri<br>9. Mircea Eliade, Şamanizm<br>10. Mircea Eliade, Dinler Tarihine Giriş<br>11. Jean-Paul Roux, Orta Asyada Kutsal Bitkiler ve Hayvanlar<br>12. Yaşar Çoruhlu, Türk Mitolojisinin Anahatları<br>13. Roland Barthes, Çağdaş Söylenler<br>14. Jacques Derrida, Platonun Eczanesi, Toplumbilim
Course Resources 15. Judith Butler, Yaşam ile Ölümün Akrabalığı: Antigonenin İddiası
Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 To acquire the skill of analytical and synthetic thinking, reading and acquainting, X
2 To be able to understand and judge the philosophical accumulations at local and universal level, X
3 To be able to do researches and to improve a method about the philosophical problems in the sources that are constituted in the field of philosophy, X
4 To be able to connect the universal problems of philosophy with the local problems, X
5 To be able to interrogate the universal problems of mankind, to be able to examine the interrogations in this field, X
6 To be able to deal with the problems of such fields as science, culture and art in a philosophical way, to recognize those questions X
7 To be able to provide the usage of interdisciplinary knowledge for the common and local problems concerning science, religion and art, X
8 To be able to understand, to solve and when necessary to direct the particular problems, X
9 To be able to narrate in writing and in words in a systematic and consistent way the knowledge possessed and suggestions for the solutions of problems, X
12 To be able to attain and to use the knowledge about philosophy and history of science.
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 70
1. Kısa Sınav 10
2. Kısa Sınav 10
1. Ödev 10
Total 100
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 50
1. Final 50
Total 100
ECTS - Workload Activity Quantity Time (Hours) Total Workload (Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 2 32
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 2 32
Mid-terms 1 10 10
Quiz 2 10 20
Assignment 1 10 10
Total Workload 104
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 4.16
dersAKTSKredisi 4