SRJC Course Outlines

10/28/2020 11:18:36 AMANTHRO 21 Course Outline as of Fall 2017

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  ANTHRO 21Title:  AMERICAN FOLKLORE/LIFE  
Full Title:  American Folklore and Folklife
Last Reviewed:5/23/2016

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 American oral traditions and folklife customs. Analysis of myth, legend, proverb, humor, life cycle events, folk architecture, foodways, 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, humor, life cycle events, folk architecture, foodways, 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

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.   Analyze the oral, material, and customary folklore of diverse American cultures.
2.   Apply folklore collection techniques when analyzing folklore materials.
3.   Describe and explain the pervasiveness and importance of folklore and
      folklife in everyday settings and the importance of folklore as a communicative process.

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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
 
1. Formulate a definition of folklore, using anthropological terms and concepts learned in
     the study of American folklore and folklife.  
2. Explain the origins and functions of folklore and folklife customs.
3. Evaluate the positive and negative (adaptive and maladaptive) role of folklore
     in the portrayal and affirmation of ethnicity, identity, and gender in the
     social 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.
6. Identify some of the major "active bearers" of folklore in the above groups.

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
     D. Folk taxonomy
III. Origins of folklore and folklife customs and events, covering perspectives such as:
     A. Psychological
      B. Cultural
     C. Phenomenological
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, occupational, and economic life
     E. Rituals and festivals
     F. 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 ethical duties to:
         1. Consultants
         2. Collaborators
         3. Stakeholders
    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
    (1200-1500 words).
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 800-1250 word 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)
 
Dynamics of Folklore. Toelken, Barry. Utah State University Press: 1996 (Classic)
 
Folk Groups and Folklore Genres: An Introduction. Oring, Elliott. Utah State University Press: 1986 (Classic)
 
Living Folklore: An Introduction to the Study of People and Their Traditions.Sims, Martha C. Utah State University Press: 2011 (Classic)
 
The Study of American Folklore (4th). Brunvand, Jan. W. W. Norton & Company: 1998 (Classic)

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