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C LIT 331 A: Folk Narrative

Meeting Time: 
MTWTh 11:30am - 12:20pm
Location: 
DEN 313
SLN: 
11480
Instructor: 
Guntis I. Smidchens

Additional Details:

Survey of various genres of folk narratives studied in performance contexts to reveal their socio-cultural functions in a variety of milieux. Theory and history of folk narrative study, taxonomy, genre classification, and interpretative approaches. Recommended: SCAND 230 or C LIT 230.

Folk narratives (folktales, legends and jokes) are a window into a group's worldview. This course will survey the theory and history of folk narrative study, methods of classification, and interpretative approaches. (No required prerequisites for this course)

Catalog Description: 
Survey of various genres of folk narratives studied in performance contexts to reveal their socio-cultural functions in a variety of milieu. Theory and history of folk narrative study, taxonomy, genre classification, and interpretative approaches. Recommended: either SCAND 230 or C LIT 230. Offered: jointly with SCAND 331.
Department Requirements Met: 
Literature Elective
GE Requirements Met: 
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA)
Other Requirements Met: 
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
April 28, 2016 - 9:19am
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