Folklore | Native American Folklore
F640 | 30129 | J. Jackson

Fulfills Area

Above class meets with Folk-F352, AMST-A398 and AMST-G620

This course offers an introduction to the diversity of Native North
American expressive traditions.  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
traditions 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.  Attendance at cultural events,
museum visits, guest presentations, films and demonstrations will
supplement the course experience.