Studies in Folklore

Studies in Folklore
Focused themes and topics in folklore. Topics may include regional or transnational folklore, folklore genres, folk groups, ethnographic research, cross-disciplinary issues, and history of folklore studies.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesENGL 391
 TaughtContact Department
 ProgramsContaining ENGL 393R
Course Outcomes


Analyze the assigned texts and artifacts in the context of the course's theme and topic.


Identify basic elements of folklore, types of folk narrative, and folk groups.


Relate the worldviews of the folk groups being studied with the performance of their traditions by comparing similarities and differences of groups with differing worldviews and obtaining a wider view of their diverse histories.


Reason intelligently in oral and written discourse about how traditions are meaningful to participants in places and times different from students' present circumstances. Celebrate personal, group, and aesthetic dynamics in the performance of traditions and "question ethically' the choices and forces that help perpetuate or extinguish traditional practices, both locally and globally.


Connect folklore studies with other course work and life experiences and goals.