Folklore | FOLK STORIES
F420 | 0312 | Dolby
In this course, we read, discuss, and write about some of the many kinds of
folk stories found throughout the world. The course fills the intensive
writing requirement of the COAS, so the major evaluation criteria are
attached to writing assignments. Students must also register in COAS W333.
There will be some attention given to reviewing rules of grammar and good
writing. Students should expect to read the equivalent of a book every two
weeks; however, the readings are mostly collections of narrative rather than
analytical essays. Typically we shall examine collections of Norwegian
folktales, American urban legends, ancient Greek fables, as well as a few
Native American myths and some contemporary examples of jokes and personal
narratives brought together as a class project.
Fulfills a COAS Arts and Humanities, Traditions and Ideas distribution