ENGH 315: Folklore and Folklife

ENGH 315-DL4: Folklore and Folklife
(Spring 2021)

12:00 PM to 01:15 PM TR


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Section Information for Spring 2021

This course introduces the central concepts, vocabulary, theories, and methods of folklore studies. We explore how folklore forms operate within specific groups of people associated with regional, ethnic, racial, occupational, gender, political and class identities. We consider different types of folklore forms, the meanings they have, how they function, and relationships between folklore and social issues.

ENGH 315 DL4 is a distance education section.

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Topics include folktales, personal narratives, legends, proverbs, jokes, folk songs, folk art and craft, and folk architecture. Considers ethnicity, community, family, festival, folklore in literature, and oral history. Discusses traditions in students' own lives. Limited to three attempts.
Mason Core: Arts
Recommended Prerequisite: Satisfaction of University requirements in 100-level English and in Mason Core literature.
Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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