Mar 27, 2023  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ABS 308 - African American Folklore

This course focuses on various elements of African American Folklore; including, but not limited to folktales, folk life, music, dance, and material culture.

Credits: (5)

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Identify and discuss the development of the study of African American Folklore from its formal inception to today.
  • Describe the most popular definitions of Folklore and “folk”, as well as methods of data collection in folklore.
  • Describe how Folklore is used by individuals and groups to identify themselves and others.
  • Illustrate the difference between comparative methods used by Folklorists and those used by other fields of study.
  • Distinguish linguistic specificities in Oral Traditions such as dialect, grammar and syntactical variations, and regional vocabulary.
  • Analyze, discuss and identify the structure and function of various types of African American Oral Traditions.
  • Identify and discuss the persistence of African American Folklore as it exists through customs, medicines, food ways, music, dance, games and material culture.
  • Implement the requirements, methodology and best practices for conducting Folklore field research.

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