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ENGL 2018 - Introduction to Folklore

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture None Lab None
Course Description: In this course, students will be introduced to the study of folklore. They will learn to critically analyze traditional folk literature and customary texts through literary, comparative, structural, functional, and contextual methods. Texts may include myths, legends, folktales, riddles, proverbs, and material folklore.
MnTC Goals
6 Humanities/Fine Arts, 7 Human Diversity

Prerequisite(s): Course placement into college-level English and Reading OR completion of ENGL 0950  with a grade of C or higher OR completion of RDNG 0940  with a grade of C or higher and qualifying English Placement Exam OR completion of RDNG 0950  with a grade of C or higher and ENGL 0090  with a grade of C or higher OR completion of ESOL 0051  with a grade of C or higher and ESOL 0052  with a grade of C or higher.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: ENGL 1020   with a grade of C or higher OR ENGL 1021  with a grade of C or higher.

Major Content

  1. Defining folklore
  2. Exploring folk genres Folk narratives: Myths Legends Folk tales Folk traditions
  3. Comparing folk texts
  4. Textual analysis

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. Analyze their own attitudes, behaviors, concepts, and beliefs and beliefs regarding diversity, racism, and bigotry within folkloric contexts.
  2. Analyze those works as expressions of individual and human values within an historical and social context.
  3. Articulate an informed personal reaction to works of folklore.
  4. Demonstrate an awareness of the individual and institutional dynamics of unequal power relations between groups in contemporary society through folkloric texts.
  5. Describe and discuss the experience and contributions of various folk groups that shape American society and culture, in particular those groups that have suffered discrimination and exclusion.
  6. Respond critically to works of folklore.
  7. Demonstrate awareness of the scope and variety of works in folklore.

Competency 1 (1-6)
06. 01. Demonstrate awareness of the scope and variety of works in the arts and humanities.

06. 02. Understand those works as expressions of individual and human values within an historical and social context.

06. 05. Articulate an informed personal reaction to works in the arts and humanities.
Competency 2 (7-10)
07. 02. Demonstrate an awareness of the individual and institutional dynamics of unequal power relations between groups in contemporary society.

07. 03. Analyze their own attitudes, behaviors, concepts and beliefs regarding diversity, racism, and bigotry.

07. 04. Describe and discuss the experience and contributions (political, social, economic, etc.) of the many groups that shape American society and culture, in particular those groups that have suffered discrimination and exclusion.


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