College of Humanities and Social Sciences

ENGH 417: RS: Topics in Folklore Research

ENGH 417-002: Folklore, Tourism, Heritage
(Spring 2017)

04:30 PM to 07:10 PM T

Robinson A250

Section Information for Spring 2017

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This course offers an advanced introduction to cultural tourism and heritage as areas of study in folklore and related disciplines. While tourism is often blamed for destroying local culture and perpetuating “fakelore,” we adopt a more nuanced approach to the connections between folk, heritage, and touristic cultures.  

In classes, readings, and discussions, we investigate how folklore is used in touristic contexts and how, conversely, tourism influences local folklore. We go on to explore the folk culture of tourism itself. As assignments, you’ll observe and report on a tourism or heritage event, participate in designing a tour, and conduct a research project on a relevant topic of your choice.

Research/Scholarship Intensive



Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Topic-based course in research methods. Students conduct advanced research in folklore studies using traditional and digital research tools and approaches. Notes: May be repeated when topic is different. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Mason Core: Capstone
Specialized Designation: Research/Scholarship Intensive
Recommended Prerequisite: ENGH 305 (3 credit) and 85 credit hours earned.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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