Oral traditions, especially storytelling, may include aspects of entertainment, but they are art forms and a discipline of academic study. This introductory course will integrate information from various disciplines and include topics that contribute to and are related to the general field of oral traditions. The course examines four broad genres of oral traditions: proverbs, riddles, verse, stories. For each of these four genres, the course covers three approaches: How to collect/observe the genre; How to analyze the genre; and How to apply the genre in ways that benefit the community.
Course DetailsLevel: Undergraduate
Credit hours: 3
Term(s) course is offered: Fall
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