Laura Gibbs - Myth-Folklore | Indian Epics

Spring 2019 Enrollment: There will be TWO sections of Indian Epics (MLLL-4993-995 and 996) and ONE section of Myth-Folklore (MLLL-4993-995).

The Myth-Folklore class counts for upper-division Gen. Ed. Western Culture and Indian Epics counts for upper-division Gen. Ed. NON-Western Culture. Both courses have a junior-standing prerequisite because of the high demand for online Gen. Ed. courses.

If the course you want is full when your window opens, then sign up for the waiting list at One.ou.edu. When any vacancy opens up, it will be filled automatically from the waiting list.

If Myth-Folklore is full and there are open seats in Indian Epics, I would urge you to consider taking that course! India's two great epics, the Ramayana and the Mahabharata, are full of heroes and heroines, gods and goddesses, supernatural weapons, dramatic love stories, and endless surprises, especially if the tradition is new to you. Thanks to a grant from Bizzell Libraries, we have a complete Amar Chitra Katha comic book collection plus many graphic novels so that you can experience the epics in visual form too! See below for more information.


MLLL-3043-995: Myth-Folklore is a Western Civ. General Education course. All the readings are free and online at the Myth-Folklore UnTextbook. Topics covered come from Biblical, Classical, Middle Eastern, Indian, Asian, African, Native American, British, and European traditions. The course is writing-intensive, and there is an archive of past student projects here: Myth-Folklore Storybooks. For more information, see the syllabus. MLLL-4993-995: Indian Epics is a Non-Western Civ. General Education course. The readings cover the Ramayana and the Mahabharata. You can choose from free online readings or printed books, including comic books and graphic novels on Reserve in Bizzell Library: Indian Epic Readings. The course is writing-intensive, and there is an archive of past student projects here: Indian Epics Storybooks. For more information, see the syllabus.