Introduction to Folklore

Introduction to Folklore
Major types of folklore (e.g., myth, legend, folktale, folksong, custom, and belief); practical experience in collecting folklore.
ENGL
391
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesNone
 TaughtFall, Winter
Course Outcomes

Persuasive Analysis of Folklore Texts

Create and share a persuasive analysis of folklore texts in context by using "logical reasoning and critical analysis."

Categories of Folklore, Folk Narrative, Folk Groups

Identify and remember three categories of folklore, four types of folk narrative, and eight folk groups.

Folkloristic Observations

Produce several brief folkloristic observations, and document those observations using established formats.

Recording and Achiving Local Traditions

Understand some methods of recording and archiving local traditions using "moral discrimination, creative imagination, and independent thought."

Prepetuating or Extinguishing Traditional Practices

Explain the choices and forces that help perpetuate or extinguish traditional practices, both locally and globally.

Theory of Folklore

Identify the shaping functions and theory of folklore.

Fieldwork Project

Produce a focused fieldwork project which includes, among other requirements, an essay, collection, and consent forms created according to the William A.Wilson Folklore Archive.