The course examines four broad genres of oral traditions: proverbs, riddles, verse, stories. For each of these four genres, the course covers three approaches: 1) How to collect/observe the genre, 2) How to analyze the genre, 3) How to apply the genre in ways that benefit the community. Each student will select a community/area to study during this course. The student will study proverbs, riddle, verse, and stories in the area of their choice and write a paper about each. At the end of the course, each student will propose at least two ways to apply the community’s oral arts in a way that benefits the community.
Course DetailsLevel: Graduate
Credit hours: 3
Term(s) course is offered: Fall
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