FOLK 201 001 American Folklore
Monday, Wednesday 10:00-11:00
This course will examine American expressive culture through
an exploration of narrative; music; dance; drama; public events;
material arts and architecture; religion; medicine; politics;
foodways; ways of speaking; and customs surround and celebrating
work, leisure, childhood, family, aging, individually and community.
In other words, we will be studying the 99% of American life that
often goes unnoticed by other college courses! Special topics
featured in 2003: tattooing, piercing, branding and other forms
of contemporary body arts; women's home altars; and the African-based
North American religion called "Vodou."
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