Folklore Courses Fall 2020

  • FOLKLORE 100 – Introduction To Folklore

    (3 credits)

    • MW 9:55-10:45 am
      • 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 (for freshman, sophomores, and juniors only)*
      • DIS 304: R 2:25-3:15 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)

    • MW 1:20-2:10 pm
      • DIS 301: R 12:05-12:55 pm
      • DIS 302: R 1:20-2:10 pm
      • DIS 303: R 2:25-3:15 pm
      • DIS 304: R 3:30-4:20 pm
      • DIS 305: F 8:50-9:40 am
      • DIS 306: F 9:55-10:45 am
      • DIS 307: F 11:00-11:50 am
      • DIS 308: F 12:05-12:55 pm
      • DIS 309: F 11:00-11:50 am
      • DIS 310: F 12:05-12:55 pm
      • DIS 311: F 12:05-12:55 pm (for students declared in honors program)*

    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)

    • MW 11:00-11:50 am          Instructor: B. Marcus Cederström
      • DIS 301: R 9:55-10:45 am
      • 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
    • Section 002: ONLINE
    • Section 003: ONLINE
    • Section 004: ONLINE
    • Section 005: ONLINE

    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 230 – Introduction To American Folklore

    (3 credits)

    • TR 11:00 am-12:15 pm          Instructor: Jennifer Gipson

    Course Description: Folklore of ethnic, regional, religious, and occupational cultures, emphasizing how diverse peoples (African Americans, American Indians, Appalachians, Chicanos, Germans, Irish, Jews, Mormons, miners, service workers, etc.) use traditional festivals, artifacts, songs and stories to express their experiences within American life.

    Prerequisites: None.

  • FOLKLORE 342 – In Translation: Mythology Of Scandinavia

    (3 credits)

    • 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)

    • MWF 9:55-10:45 am

    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)

    • 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.