SRJC Course Outlines

4/17/2024 2:34:58 AMANTHRO 21 Course Outline as of Fall 1981

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Discipline and Nbr:  ANTHRO 21Title:  INTRO TO FOLKLORE  
Full Title:  Introduction to Folklore
Last Reviewed:4/25/2022

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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Survey of the forms and functions of western and non-western oral traditions.  Analysis of myth, legend, proverb, riddle, and folklife traditions from the anthropological perspective.


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for English 100A or equivalent.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Survey of the forms & functions of western & non-western folk traditions.
(Grade or P/NP)

Recommended:Eligibility for English 100A or equivalent.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Fall 1981
Social and Behavioral Sciences
American Cultures/Ethnic Studies
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 DSocial ScienceFall 2011
 D1Anthropology and Archeology  
 D3Ethnic Studies  
 DSocial ScienceFall 2010Fall 2011
 D1Anthropology and Archeology  
 D3Ethnic Studies  
 D4Gender Studies  
 D7Interdisc Social or Behavioral Science  
 DSocial ScienceFall 1987Fall 2010
 D1Anthropology and Archeology  
 D4Gender Studies  
 D7Interdisc Social or Behavioral Science  
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 4Social and Behavioral ScienceFall 2010
 4AAnthropology and Archeology  
 4CEthnic Studies  
 4Social and Behavioral ScienceFall 1981Fall 2010
 4AAnthropology and Archeology  
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Not Certificate/Major Applicable


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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  Students completing this course will be able to comprehend and
 demonstrate knowledgeability in the areas outlined on screen 7.
 They will be expected to apply, analyze, synthesize, and evaluate
 their knowledge and comprehension of the material.

Topics and Scope
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  1.  The concept of culture.
 2.  Folklore as culture:  definitions of the field.
 3.  Origins of Folklore.
 4.  Functions of Folklore.
 5.  Folklore Genre (legend, proverb, riddle, ballad, myth, etc).
 6.  The role of myth in religion/culture.
 7.  Ritual and magic.

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  Students enrolled in this class will be evaluated through objective
 and essay exams and through field collections with written and/or
 oral reports on those collections.  Homework (minimum of 2 hours
 per class hour) will include all textbook readings, field collectins,
 and report preparations.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
30 - 50%
Term papers
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
50 - 70%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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  Oring, Elliott,ed.
   1986, FOLK GROUPS AND FOLKLORE GENRE.  University of Utah Press.
 Dundes, Alan
   1965, THE STUDY OF FOLKLORE.  Prentice Hall:  New Jeresy.

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