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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Dragons Around the World


This course will expand the student?s horizon to include an understanding of the cultural and environmental diversity of cultures on every continent with human habitation. Legends are created to help humans to understand the natural and cultural events of their specific culture in their specific ecological niche. Analyzing dragon legends enables students to have a holistic perspective and awareness of the interrelationships among cultural systems, individuals and their environments (cultural and physical) on every continent from Africa to Asia to Oceania, the Americas and Europe. Students are introduced to over fifty cultural systems and their ecological niches. (Gen. Ed. SB, DG)
Course Details

Winter 2021

Dec 7, 2020 - Jan 16, 2021
Virginia McLaurin
Base Cost: $1,608 ($402/credit)
Term Fee: $47
Start date: Dec 07, 2020
End date: Jan 16, 2021
Last day to add: Dec 11, 2020
Last day to drop: Dec 11, 2020
Last day to withdraw: Dec 31, 2020