2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
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2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HUM 120 Introduction to World Folklore (5 credits)

Distribution Area Fulfilled Humanities; General Transfer Elective
Formerly HUMAN 120

Course Description
Offering an examination of folklore, the class provides an academic study of multi-generational cultural stories which are handed down through a variety of modalities. Students will explore the ways folklore reflects and creates communal traditions, values, and beliefs.

Student Outcomes
1. Define concepts of folklore study (e.g. genre, group, tradition, performance, and/or aesthetics).
2. Apply different theories and analytical lenses to the interpretation of folkloric materials.
3. Analyze and evaluate how folklore influences and is influenced by identity, creation/maintenance, and expression of values related to concepts such as cultural context, power, social control, gender, identity, and economic status.
4. Create folk texts through thorough investigations of past and present world folklore traditions, such as folk narrative, folk life, folk craft.
5. Explain the unique characteristics and history of oral traditions.

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