Folklore | Folk Stories
F420 | 4423 | 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 requirement.