SRJC Course Outlines

6/21/2024 4:43:20 PMANTHRO 21 Course Outline as of Fall 1998

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  ANTHRO 21Title:  AMERICAN FOLKLORE/LIFE  
Full Title:  American Folklore and Folklife
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
Also Listed As: 
Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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Survey of the forms and functions of  American oral traditions and folklife customs. Analysis of myth, legend, proverb, riddle, humor, life cycle events, and other folklore/life traditions in American community and neighborhood settings. Cultural comparisons will include no less than three of the following groups:  African American, Asian American, Chicano/Latino American, European American, Indigenous Peoples of the Americas, and Americans of Middle Eastern Origin.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Survey of the forms and functions of American folklore and folklife traditions through the comparison of diverse American communities and neighborhoods.
(Grade or P/NP)

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

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Fall 1981
Inactive: 
 Area:D
G
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  
 D5Geography  
 D6History  
 D7Interdisc Social or Behavioral Science  
 DSocial ScienceFall 1987Fall 2010
 D1Anthropology and Archeology  
 D4Gender Studies  
 D5Geography  
 D6History  
 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:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

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 of both introductory folklore terms and
concepts as well as significant patterns of folklore and folklife within
no less than three of the following groups:  African American, Asian
American, Chicano/Latino American, European American, Indigenous Peoples
of the Americas, and Americans of Middle Eastern Origin.  Students will
apply folklore terms to activities in diverse communities, analyze their
psychological or historical content, synthesize similarities and
differences in folklore and folk groups, and evaluate their knowledge and
comprehension of the course material as a tool for understanding
contemporary life in America.

Topics and Scope
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1.  No less than three of the following groups shall provide text and
   example for folklore and folklife analysis:  African American, Asian
   American, Chicano/Latino American, European American, Indigenous
   Peoples of the Americas, and Americans of Middle Eastern Origin.
2.  The concept of culture as a tool for understanding American groups.
   Folklore and folklife as culture.
3.  Definitions of the field.
   Culture                                     Tribe
   Race                                        Nation
   Ethnocentrism                               Ethnic/Ethnicity
   Cultural Relativity                         Dialect
   Cultural Universals                         Kinship terms**
   Sub-Cultures                                    **(as appropriate)
   Folklore* vs-see below
   Folklife* vs-see below
   (vs-formal institutions, national movements or groups)
4.  Origins of folklore (geographical and psychological.)
5.  Functions of folklore and folklife events (for individuals and
   society.)
6.  Folklore genre ( legend, proverb, riddle, ballad, myth, humor, etc.)
7.  The role of myth in religion and spirituality.
8.  Ritual and belief systems that support life cycle events and other
   folklife celebrations.

Assignments:
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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 collections,
 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%
Written homework, Essay exams, Term papers, journals and/or field notebooks
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
30 - 40%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 30%
Class Participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Georges, Robert A. and M.O. Jones, 1995 Folkloristics:  An Introduction.
     Indiana University Press.
Reader similar to the attached "in press" edition or instructors
"syllabus reader."

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