ENGH 591: Topics in Folklore Studies

ENGH 591-004: Graduate Introduction to Folklore and Folklife
(Fall 2020)

07:20 PM to 10:00 PM M


Section Information for Fall 2020

This course offers a graduate-level introduction to the discipline of folklore studies. Students will begin by exploring the basic definitional characteristics of folklore and the concepts that form the foundation for folklore research. Students will go on to survey the major genres that folklorists use to classify the materials they study. The second half of the course looks in more depth at eight “keywords” for the study of expressive culture: art, genre, text, context, tradition, performance, group, and identity. Students will explore the significance and influence of each of these keywords on folklore scholarship and use them as lenses through which to investigate case studies of students own choosing.

ENGH 591-004 is a distance-learning section taught synchronously. Students should expect to be online at the scheduled meeting time.

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Explores folklore and folklife topics such as folk narrative and story telling, folklore and literature, folksong, and folk arts. Notes: May be repeated when topic is different. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 12 credits.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

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