Myths and Fairy Tales

GENINT 731.297
Osher (50+). In this course, we read and evaluate myths and fairy tales from the ancient and modern world.
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Starting at $135.00
As few as 11 weeks
0.0 Credits

About this course:

Myths reveal collective beliefs that may have no basis in truth. They are foundational tales in the guise of fiction. Often considered sacred, myths describe the behavior of gods, the beginning of the world, the nature of nature, as well as culture. Like legends, folktales, and fairy tales, myths express—and confirm—social and personal values, providing patterns of behavior to be imitated, questioned, or refused. Myths may be “false stories,” but they are valuable because they tell us important truths about ourselves. In this course we read myths and fairy tales from the ancient and modern world and examines their use as serious “enchantment,” as Bruno Bettelheim puts it. Suggested books include: Bruno Bettelheim, The Uses of Enchantment; The Metamorphoses of Ovid, trans., Mandelbaum; Grimm’s Fairy Tales, illustrated by Arthur Rackham; Anderson’s Fairy Tales; and Donald Barthelme, Snow White.

Winter 2019 Schedule

These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.

Available
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Sunday 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Instructor: Leonard Koff
364624
Fee:
$135.00
59 days left. Enroll by Jan 13, 2019
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Notes

No meetings January 20; February 17.

Plus members pay only $40 for this course. Visitors not permitted. 

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 21, 2019
Course Requirements
(Optional) The Uses of Enchantment by Bruno Bettelheim
(Optional) The Metamorphoses of Ovid by Mandelbaum
(Optional) Grimm’s Fairy Tales
(Optional) Anderson’s Fairy Tales
(Optional) Snow White by Donald Barthelme
Schedule
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Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Sun Jan 13, 2019
12:00PM - 2:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 320
Lecture
Sun Jan 27, 2019
12:00PM - 2:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 320
Lecture
Sun Feb 3, 2019
12:00PM - 2:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 320
Lecture
Sun Feb 24, 2019
12:00PM - 2:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 320
Lecture
Sun Mar 3, 2019
12:00PM - 2:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 320
Lecture
Sun Mar 10, 2019
12:00PM - 2:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 320
Lecture
Sun Mar 17, 2019
12:00PM - 2:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 320
Lecture
Sun Mar 24, 2019
12:00PM - 2:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 320

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