FLR255 201803 Undergraduate

Term: 
Spring 2019
Course: 
FLR 255
Applies To: 
Undergraduate
Sections: 
Title: 
Folklore and U.S. Popular Culture
Instructors: 

Daniel Wojcik

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  • Title: Professor
  • Phone: 541-346-3946
  • Office: 463 PLC
  • Office Hours: Spring term: M: 1:45-3:30; W: 1:45-3
Department Section Description: 

Introduces students to the theories and methods used in the study of folklore and popular culture; examines a diversity of approaches to the description and analysis of “common culture,” including popular narratives, legends, rituals, carnivalesque events, subcultures, and the commodification of youth culture. Special focus on the ways that folklore and popular culture reflect and shape dominant ideologies, and how people may use mass cultural products to create new, personal, and sometimes subversive meanings.

Note: Please contact this professor directly for copies of the section syllabus.

Fulfills: 

Old Major: Lower-Division Elective

Lower-division Elective courses allow students to choose (or “elect”) courses or faculty specific to their own developing interests, enabling them thereby to shape their own educational experience.

Lower-Division Elective

Lower-division Elective courses allow students to choose (or “elect”) courses or faculty specific to their own developing interests, enabling them thereby to shape their own educational experience.  Major II students can also use one lower-division elective to fulfill the Writing Requirement with ENG 209 The Craft of the Sentence.

English Minor

English Minor courses offer students centuries of cultural experience and representation in poetry, prose, drama, film, TV, new media, and folk artifacts.  The English minor can focus and extend the values of a liberal arts education, while also providing extensive training in writing, speaking, and critical thinking.