Folklore | Intro to Folklife/Native American Folklife
F121 | 24893 | Jackson


This course offers an introduction to the diversity of Native North
American expressive and traditional culture.  Topics surveyed will
include American Indian visual art and material culture,
architecture, verbal art, cosmology, dance, musical performance,
public celebrations, foodways, and games.  In encountering the
expressive forms central to American Indian community life, we will
seek to place these practices into broader cultural context.  The
simultaneously convergent and divergent intellectual traditions of
Native American studies, folklore, ethnomusicology, anthropology and
art history will provide intellectual resources for the appreciation
American Indian expressive culture.