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Folk Studies (FLK)

FLK 410G    African American Music    3 Hours

A survey of selected musical styles created and developed by African Americans from the 17th to the 20th century: spirituals, blues, popular music forms (e.g. soul, reggae, rap music). Emphasis will be placed on the historical factors and socio-cultural trends that influenced the development of African-American music.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

FLK 445G    American Architectural History    3 Hours

An interdisciplinary survey of American architectural history, including trends and styles, architect designed and manufactured structures and elements, and the social history of American architecture.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2021

FLK 462G    Folklore and Medicine    3 Hours

Examines the role of traditional culture in shaping attitudes and behavior related to sickness, health, and healing. Institutional, alternative, and informal medical settings are discussed.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

FLK 464G    Vernacular Architecture    3 Hours

The forms, functions, and styles of buildings constructed according to custom from local materials to meet individual and cultural preferences.

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2020

FLK 470G    Museum Procedures and Preservation Techniques    3 Hours

Essential aspects of museums and of preservation, i.e., collecting, preserving, researching, exhibiting, and interpreting material culture.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2020; spring 2021

FLK 478G    Folklore and Literature    3 Hours

Readings in world literature from the Bible to the modern novel and examination of the degree to which oral literature has affected origins and development of written literature.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020

FLK 480G    Women's Folklife    3 Hours

The various images and roles of women in the U.S. and selected world cultures as reflected in folklife materials such as narratives, beliefs, ballads, rhymes, games, customs, and folk arts.

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2020

FLK 560    Cultural Conservation    3 Hours

Survey of the history, organization, development, and major issues of cultural conservation, specifically as they relate to folklife and the built environment.

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; fall 2021

FLK 561    Folk Arts and Technology    3 Hours

Examination of the study of material folk culture from various methodological and theoretical perspectives, including artifactual analysis, design theory and ethnoaesthetics.

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; fall 2021

FLK 562    Folklore and Education    3 Hours

Methods, theories, skills and resources for teaching folklore, with an emphasis on the K-12 curriculum. Teaching, teacher training, preparation of guides, lesson plans and curricula, and multiculturalism will be covered.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2021

FLK 566    Oral History    3 Hours

Methods and theories of oral history, legal and ethical considerations, uses and planning of local oral history projects.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

FLK 569    Folklore Genres    3 Hours

An examination of the oral, customary, and material culture genres of folklore, and the theories and methods of genre studies.

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; fall 2020; fall 2021

FLK 571    Folk Narrative    3 Hours

A survey of narrative genres of folklore and relevant scholarship.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020

FLK 572    Public Folklore    3 Hours

History, methods, and issues of public folklore.

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; fall 2021

FLK 575    Folk Belief    3 Hours

An examination of vernacular belief systems and practices, including folk religion, alternative and folk healing, divination, ritual, legend, and myth. Current historical, philosophical, anthropological, and folkloristic theories will be covered.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2021

FLK 576    American Traditional Music    3 Hours

An examination of diverse forms of traditional American musical expression.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

FLK 577    Folklore Theory    3 Hours

Folklore scholarship, its historical development, and its principal bibliographical materials.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2020; spring 2021

FLK 578    Folklore Fieldwork    3 Hours

Examination of methodological issues and techniques in folklore fieldwork.

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; fall 2020; fall 2021

FLK 579    Independent Study Folklore    3 Hours

Supervised individual study under the direction of a member of the folklore graduate faculty.

Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; summer 2020; fall 2020

FLK 580    Folklore Conversation and Communication    3 Hours

Forms of folklore which occur within a conversational stream. Expressive culture as a particular culture-specific mode of communication.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

FLK 581    Public Folklore Policy and Practice    3 Hours

Engagement with current policy and practice issues of public folklore documentation, presentation, and conservation. Emphasis on the role of the federal government and non-profit agencies as they relate to public folklore policy and practice.

Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

FLK 585    Topics in Folklore    3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Topics of current interest in the field. Content varies according to the instructor and needs of the students.

Recent Term(s) Offered: winter 2019; fall 2019

FLK 586    Capstone Course in Historic Preservation    1-3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Capstone course for students seeking careers in historic preservation. Application of acquired theory and practice in developing a single project in historic preservation.

Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

FLK 587    Capstone Course in Public Folklore    1-3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Capstone course for students seeking careers in public folklore. Application of acquired theory and practice in developing a single project in public folklore.

Prerequisite(s): FLK 572 and permission of instructor

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

FLK 589    Internship    1-3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Supervised work situation with cooperating business, industry, social or governmental agency, emphasizing application of advanced knowledge and skills in folk studies.

Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; summer 2019; spring 2020; summer 2020; fall 2020; summer 2021

FLK 590    Capstone in Museum Studies    1-3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Capstone course for students seeking careers in museum studies. Application of acquired theory and practice in developing a single project in museum studies.

Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

FLK 599    Thesis Research and Writing    1-6 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Master's thesis in folk studies.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Folk Studies (069)

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021

FLK 600    Maintaining Matriculation    1-6 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Continued enrollment for thesis completion.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

FLK 760    Public Policy and Cultural Heritage    3 Hours

Examines key issues at the intersection of public policy and cultural heritage with an emphasis on case studies and models for addressing these issues from an applied folklore perspective.

Prerequisite(s): (FLK 560 or equivalent) or permission of instructor

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

FLK 765    Leadership Seminar in Applied Folklore    3 Hours

Examination of history and current state of leadership practice in applied folklore with emphasis on case studies and the development of mentoring relationship with senior folklorists.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

FLK 772    Folklore and Public Practice    3 Hours

Explores the various dimensions of folklore and public practice at an advanced level, including the examination of specific case studies and the application of knowledge to specific student-development projects.

Prerequisite(s): FLK 572 or equivalent

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

FLK 775    Activism and Politics in Applied Folklore    3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Investigates the uses of folklore in historical and contemporary political and social activism.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

FLK 778    Advanced Folklore Fieldwork and Research Methods    3 Hours

Advanced examination of historical and contemporary theory and practice of ethnographic fieldwork.

Prerequisite(s): FLK 578 or equivalent

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

FLK 785    Topics in Applied Folklore    3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Topics of current interest in applied folklore. Content varies according to the instructor and needs of the students.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

FLK 789    Practicum in Applied Folklore    1-6 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Supervised professional experience in Applied Folklore.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

FLK 799    Dissertation Research    1-9 Hours

Research undertaken to complete requirements for Doctor of Folklore Practice.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

FLK 800    Maintain Matriculation    1-3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Course enrollment requirement during completion of dissertation.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None