College of Humanities and Social Sciences

ENGH 681: Advanced Topics in Folklore Studies

ENGH 681-001: 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.


Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Explores advanced folklore and folklife topics such as bodylore, sense of place, festival, folk drama, and folk narrative studies. Notes: May be repeated when topic is different. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 12 credits.
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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