This class is an adventure into the world of comparative mythology as seen through the ideas of Joseph Campbell. We will focus on Campbell's treatment of major mythic themes - love, heroism, sacrifice, and transcendence, among others. We will use the book Power of Myth, by Bill Moyers and Joseph Campbell as our primary text. I will also show the accompanying video series during class time. This first class covers the chapters Myth and the Modern World, and The Journey Inward. These classes do not need to be taken sequentially.