12:00 PM to 01:15 PM MW
Section Information for Fall 2021
This course provides an introduction to different forms of vernacular culture, including oral/verbal, customary, and material folklore, and consider various interpretive and theoretical approaches to the examples of folk culture discussed. We will explore how folklore as both (1) an unofficial body of cultural knowledge and aesthetic practices and (2) as a communicative process shapes and reflects everyday experience. We will also learn methods of ethnography and field collection that we can use to uncover structures, functions, and meanings in expressive culture.
ENGH 315 003 is a distance education section with synchronous course meetings.
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