Living-learning Center | Urban Folklore
L220 | 3143 | Lisa Akey


This course will examine the nexus between folklore and popular
culture through readings, lectures, discussions, in-class activities,
special events, and field research. Special emphasis will be placed
on field research and, using a public folklore perspective,
dissemination of the results of studentsí research to the general
public through the creation of a Website. We will begin by exploring
some of the basic concepts and methodologies. Then we will delve into
four topic units---murals and graffiti, body art, urban legends, and
folklore in movies. Three fieldtrips (two local and one to Chicago)
and three movie showings are scheduled in conjunction with these
topics.

This course satisfies SHSI distribution credit for COAS and is open
to all IU undergraduates