SRJC Course Outlines

9/24/2022 9:55:36 AMANTHRO 21 Course Outline as of Summer 2011

Changed Course
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 1A or equivalent

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
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.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent
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:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
 
1. Describe and explain appropriate terms and concepts used in the study of American folklore and folklife.
 
2. Explain the origins and functions of folklore and folklife customs.
 
3. Evaluate the role of folklore in the portrayal and affirmation of ethnicity, identity, and gender and in the cultural concept of race.
 
4. Apply knowledge of field collection techniques and analysis to folklore materials in American cultures.
 
5. Compare and contrast folkore and folklife genres, concepts and theories in 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 origins.

Topics and Scope
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I. The place of folklore and folklife studies in Anthropology
      A. History and development of folkloristics
      B. Theoretical perspectives
                    1. 19th century perspectives
                    2.  Contemporary perspectives
      
II. Concepts and terms important in folkloristics
      A. Culture and popular culture
      B. Folk group, nation, ethnicity, race, gender, etc.
      C. Genre, version and variant
      
III. Origins of folklore and folklife customs and events
      A. Psychological
      B. Cultural
 
IV. Role of folklore and folklife events in at least three of the following:  African American, Asian American, Chicano/Latino American, European American, Indigenous Peoples of the Americas, and Americans of Middle Eastern origins
      A. Family, social, and age groups
      B. Religion
      C. Heath and healing
      D. Political and economic life
      E. Other
 
V. Survey of folklore genres in at least three of the following:  African American, Asian American, Chicano/Latino American, European American, Indigenous Peoples of the Americas, and Americans of Middle Eastern origins
      A. Narratives (legends, folktales, myths, etc.)
      B. Folkspeech and proverbs
      C. Jokes, games, graffiti
      D. Superstitions, beliefs
      E. Folk songs, ballads, dance and drama
      F. Folk medicine
      G. Other
 
VI. Field collection techniques, analysis, and presentations.
      A. Fieldwork rules and ethics
      B. Collection techniques
            1. Interview and observation techniques
            2. Written and graphic recording
            3. Sound recording
            4. Visual recording
            5. Material lore collection
      C. Analysis
            1. Thesis and argument
            2. Supporting data
      D. Presentation
            1. Written report forms
            2. Visual and oral forms

Assignments:
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1. Read 10-25 pages weekly in required textbooks.
2. Take 2 to 3 exams including a final exam, which must include short answer and essay questions.
3. Students will make a field collection of folklore and submit it as a written essay (2-5 pages).
4. Additional required assignments, which may include but are not limited to the following:  
    a.  In-class presentations of folklore collection project.
   b.  One or more 1-3 page papers on assigned topics, including book and article response papers and critical analysis essays.

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
25 - 40%
Field collection essay, other analytical writing
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
40 - 60%
Take 3-4 exams and a final
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 30%
Class participation, presentations


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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American Folklore: An Encyclopedia. Brunvand, Jan Harold.  Garland Publishing Company: 1998. (Classic text)
 
Dynamics of Folklore. Toelken, Barry. Utah State University Press: 1996. (Classic Text)
 
The Emergence of Folklore in Everyday Life.  Schoemaker, George. Trickster Press:  2008
 
Folkloristics: An Introduction. Georges, Robert A. and  Jones, Michael Owen.  Indiana University Press: 1995. (Classic text)
 
Living Folklore: An Introduction to the Study of People and Their Traditions. Sims, Martha C.  Utah State University Press: 2005
 
The Study of American Folklore. Fourth Edition.  Brunvand, Jan.  W. W. Norton & Company: 1998. (Classic text)

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