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FOLK 201 001 American Folklore

Leonard Primiano
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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