FOLK-F 101 Introduction to Folklore (3 cr.)
A view of the main forms and varieties of folklore and folk expression in tales, ballads, gestures, beliefs, games, proverbs, riddles, and traditional arts and crafts. The role of folklore in the life of human beings.
FOLK-F 354 African American Folklore/Folklife/Folk Music (3 cr.)
African American culture in the United States viewed in terms of history and social change. Folklore, folk music, and oral history as means of illuminating black culture and history. May be repeated once when topics vary. PUL=5
FOLK-F 356 Chicano Folklore/Folklife/Folk Music (3 cr.)
The folk traditions of Mexican Americans as a reflection of the historical experience and cultural identity of this people within the United States. Mexican heritage, Anglo and black influences, and the blending of these elements into a unique cultural entity. May be repeated once when topics vary. PUL=5
FOLK-F 360 Indiana Folklore/Folklife/Folk Music (3 cr.)
Survey of folklore, folklife, or folk music of Indiana with particular attention to the persistence into the present of preindustrial culture. Students are encouraged to do fieldwork in the state. May be repeated once when topics vary.
FOLK-F 363 WOMEN'S FOLKLORE/FOLKLIFE/MUS (3 cr.)
This course identifies key issues in women’s folklore and examines the ways in which women have been represented in myths, legends, and folktales, past and present. The various ways in which visions of womanhood inform, reflect, and challenge gender roles will also be analyzed. PUL=3
FOLK-F 364 Children's Folklore/Folklife/Folk Music (3 cr.)
The traditional rhymes, riddles, stories, games, folklife, or music associated with "the culture of childhood." The role these forms play in peer-group activity and in the social and cognitive development of the child. May be repeated once when topics vary.