FLR411 201902 undergraduate

Term: 
Winter 2020
Course: 
FLR 411
Applies To: 
Undergraduate
Sections: 
Title: 
Folklore & Religion
Instructors: 

Daniel Wojcik

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  • Title: Professor
  • Phone: 541-346-3946
  • Office: 463 PLC
  • Office Hours: Fall term: T: 7:00-7:30 pm; R: 12:00-2:30 pm
Department Section Description: 

Examines the research questions and theoretical models used by folklorists and other scholars in the study of vernacular religion and popular spirituality. We will examine religion and spirituality as it is “lived,” focusing primarily on beliefs and practices that are informally learned and generally unsanctioned by institutional doctrines and authorities. The role of folklore in people’s religious lives will be explored through the analysis of narratives, rituals, beliefs, customs, celebrations, sacred journeys, and numinous experiences.

Fulfills: 

IC

Multicultural, International Cultures (IC) courses study world cultures in critical perspective.  They either treat an international culture in view of the issues raised in AC and IP courses (i.e., race and ethnicity, pluralism and mono-culturalism, prejudice and tolerance) or they analyze worldviews that differ substantially from those that prevail in the present-day United States.

GP

Global Perspectives courses study world cultures in critical perspective, or analyze worldviews that differ substantially from those that prevail in the present-day United States.

E-Media/Folklore/Culture

Media, Folklore, and/or Culture courses focus on print and non-print media to explore culture and its processes of creative expression.

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.
 

Old Major: E-Folklore, Ethnic & Women's Literature

Folklore/Ethnic/Women’s Literature courses focus on works  in Folklore, ethnic American writing, and writing by women.