FOLK 501: Advanced Introduction to Folklore and Folklife

FOLK 501-001: Adv Intro Folklore & Folklife
(Fall 2023)

04:30 PM to 07:10 PM R

Horizon Hall 1011

Section Information for Fall 2023

This course offers a graduate-level introduction to the discipline of folklore studies. We will begin by exploring the basic definitional characteristics of folklore and the concepts that form the foundation for folklore research. We will go on to survey some of 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: group, aesthetics, genre, text, context, tradition, performance, and identity. We will explore the significance and influence of each of these keywords on folklore scholarship and use them as lenses through which to investigate a case study of your own choosing.

Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Graduate-level introduction to folklore studies. Covers core concepts in folklore such as text, tradition, performance, aesthetics, group, and identity. Surveys major folklore genres. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

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

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

Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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