Folklore | Women's Folklore
F363 | 4419 | Kousaleos

This course focuses on the cultural experiences and expressions of
women as viewed from and ethnographic perspective.  It is the goal of
this course to explore women’s cultural experience (mainly in the
U.S. and West Africa), by focusing on the ways in which women make
meaning in their lives through art, ritual, performance, narrative
and other expressive forms.  This course seeks to examine the gender
systems in various cultural contexts which influence and shape the
way that individual women within those cultures make meaning.  We
will be examining some of our own gender systems and the institutions
through which these are spread, in order to explore some of the ways
our cultural constructions of gender affect us.

Fulfills a COAS Arts and Humanities, Traditions and Ideas distribution
requirement and is on List A for the COAS Culture Studies requirement