Making Heroes: Harnessing the Power of the Hero's Journey
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Making Heroes: Harnessing the Power of the Hero's Journey

Use the steps and elements of the Hero's Journey to understand stories on a deeper level--including your own.
4.0 (1 rating)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
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Created by Julie Bouche
Last updated 11/2015
English
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Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 4 Articles
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Identify the steps of the Hero’s Journey
  • Recognize and analyze the steps in literature, movies, television shows, etc.
  • Apply the steps from the Hero's Journey to their own lives to gain a new perspective on their own journeys.
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Requirements
  • There are no prerequisites for this course.
Description

We've all heard people say "life is about the journey"--but what if that journey has left us frustrated, lost, and looking for guidance? Making Heroes looks at the archetype of the Hero's Journey as it applies to literature, and then expands that knowledge to include how the steps to the journey apply to each of us in our own lives. The heroes and villains in the stories we love are more like us than we think, and if we use their journeys as a guide our own journeys can be more meaningful than ever before.

Designed for anyone looking to understand the stories that move us as well as their own paths, Making Heroes takes you through the steps of the Hero's Journey and then guides you through recognizing those steps in your own life. Using that knowledge, you can see opportunities instead of obstacles, allies instead of enemies, and meaning when things don't seem to go the way we thought they should. You are living the Journey right now--it's time to understand how to make it work for you!

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is meant for those looking to appreciate stories on a deeper level
  • This course is meant for those looking to find insight into their own life’s journeys
  • This course is NOT meant for those intimately familiar with the Hero's Journey archetype and it's application to literature and life.
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 27 Lectures Collapse All 27 Lectures 01:13:41
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First Steps
4 Lectures 05:36


Heroes and Journeys: Your Turn
00:24

This diagram gives an overview of the journey as we will discuss it. Feel free to reference this as we go so you can see how the steps work and how the players in the journey interact.

Hero's Journey Diagram
1 page
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The Call
3 Lectures 11:25

A Message from Destiny
03:05

Thresholds and Guardians
04:23

Check your understanding of the first phase of the Hero's Journey.

The Call
2 questions
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The Initiation
5 Lectures 18:07
Trials and Temptations
02:30

A Little Help from My "New" Friends
04:15

The Belly of the Whale
05:16

This Kind of Stuff Changes You
02:42

Saving the World
03:24

Check your knowledge of the second phase of the Hero's Journey.

The Initiation
2 questions
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The Return and More
4 Lectures 13:14
Take Me Home
06:42

Variations on a Theme
02:41

What about Hamlet?
03:37

Time to Practice
00:14
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The Hero in You
9 Lectures 22:36

Recognizing Your Call
01:38

Are You Your Own Worst Enemy?
02:35

These Don't Seem Like the Tasks of Hercules
01:59

Helpers and Mentors in Your Life
03:00

Facing the Abyss
02:08

Truth, Insight, and Change or Saving Your Own World
03:59

Going Home Is Hard
04:02

Applying the Steps to Your Life
00:25
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Conclusion and Resources
2 Lectures 01:39
Final Thoughts
01:02

Resources
00:37
About the Instructor
Julie Bouche
4.0 Average rating
1 Review
6 Students
1 Course
Literature Instructor

I have been a literature instructor for more than 10 years at a variety of different schools and universities. Knowing the power of literature and writing has changed my life, and I have seen that power help people of all ages and circumstances. The eternal student, I find joy in learning from people and places and experiences all along my journey, and then sharing those insights with others.