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C LIT 230 A: Introduction To Folklore Studies

Meeting Time: 
TTh 1:30pm - 3:20pm
Location: 
PCAR 192
SLN: 
11921
Joint Sections: 
SCAND 230 A
Instructor: 
Guntis Smidchens
Catalog Description: 
Folkloristics combines the methods and ideas of Literature Studies and Anthropology. Folktales (fairy tales), legends, jokes, songs, proverbs, customs and other forms of traditional culture are studied together with the living people and communities who perform and adapt them. Students learn the folklorist's methods of fieldwork (participant observation), ethnography, comparative analysis, and interpretation. Offered: jointly with SCAND 230; AWSpS.
GE Requirements Met: 
Individuals and Societies (I&S)
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA)
Credits: 
5.0
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
August 23, 2017 - 9:12pm
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