Folklore Courses Fall 2020

  • FOLKLORE 100 – Introduction To Folklore

    (3 credits)

    • ONLINE          Instructor: Thomas DuBois
      • DIS 301: F 9:55-10:45 am (FIG 260 authorization required)*
      • DIS 302: F 11:00-11:50 am
      • DIS 303: R 8:50-9:40 am ONLINE (for freshman, sophomores, and juniors only)*
      • DIS 304: R 2:25-3:15 pm
      • DIS 305: W 4:35-5:25 pm
      • DIS 306: W 3:30-4:20 pm

    Course Description: Surveys folklore in the United States and around the world, with a comparative emphasis on ways in which individuals and groups use beliefs, songs, stories, sayings, dances, festivals, and artifacts to address issues of identity, authenticity, and authority, in complex societies.

    Prerequisites: None.

  • FOLKLORE 103 – Introduction To Music Cultures Of The World

    (3 credits)

    • ONLINE          Instructor: Lucille Mok
      • DIS 301: R 12:05-12:55 pm ONLINE
      • DIS 302: R 1:20-2:10 pm ONLINE
      • DIS 303: R 2:25-3:15 pm ONLINE
      • DIS 304: R 3:30-4:20 pm ONLINE
      • DIS 305: F 8:50-9:40 am ONLINE
      • DIS 306: F 9:55-10:45 am ONLINE
      • DIS 307: F 11:00-11:50 am ONLINE
      • DIS 308: F 12:05-12:55 pm ONLINE

    Course Description: An introductory ethnomusicology course providing a variety of ways to approach musics typically not covered in music history courses. Active engagement with these musics within their larger world contexts.

    Prerequisites: None.

  • FOLKLORE 200 – Folklore Of Central, Eastern, and Northern Europe

    (3 credits)

    • ONLINE          Instructor: B. Marcus Cederström
      • DIS 301: R 9:55-10:45 am ONLINE
      • DIS 302: F 11:00-11:50 am (FIG 263 authorization required)*
      • DIS 303: R 11:00-11:50 am
      • DIS 304: F 9:55-10:45 am

    Course Description: Folklore of Central, Eastern and Northern Europe and among emigrants from these regions in North America. A survey of genres of folklore, history of research, and modes of interpretation, past and present.

    Prerequisites: None.

  • FOLKLORE 210 – The African Storyteller

    (3 credits)

    • Section 001: ONLINE          Instructor: Unifier Dyer
    • Section 002: ONLINE          Instructor: Unifier Dyer
    • Section 003: ONLINE          Instructor: Unifier Dyer
    • Section 004: ONLINE          Instructor: Unifier Dyer
    • Section 005: ONLINE          Instructor: Unifier Dyer

    Course Description: The oral tradition and the written word; the composition of stories, relationship between performer and audience, and transmission of tradition in various African societies.

    Prerequisites: None.

  • FOLKLORE 342 – In Translation: Mythology Of Scandinavia

    (3 credits)

    • ONLINE (TR 1:00-2:15 pm)          Instructor: Scott Mellor

    Prerequisites: Junior status or higher or consent of instructor.

  • FOLKLORE 437 – American Indian Women

    (3 credits)

    • ONLINE (MWF 9:55-10:45 am)          Instructor: Sasha Suarez

    Course Description: Examines and interprets the roles of American Indian women in traditional societies, and in contemporary North America.

    Prerequisites: Sophomore status or higher.

  • FOLKLORE 540 – Local Culture And Identity In The Upper Midwest

    (3 credits)

    • ONLINE (TR 1:00-2:15 pm)          Instructor: Anna Rue

    Course Description: Addresses different aspects of community life and culture in the Upper Midwest; topics include ethnic groups, religious life, cultural landscapes, oral narrative, music, and material culture.

    Prerequisites: Junior status or higher.