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Folklore (FLR)
118 Prince Lucien Campbell, 541-346-3911
Folklore, College of Arts & Sciences
Course Data
  FLR 255   Folklore & US Pop Cul >1 >IP 4.00 cr.
Explores the relationship between folklore and popular culture, with special emphasis on the analysis of legends, myths, icons, stereotypes, heroes, celebrities, rituals, and celebrations.
Grading Options: Graded for Majors; Optional for all other students
Instructor: Wojcik DE-mailHomepage Office:   463 PLC
Phone:   (541) 346-3946
Additional Web Resources AvailableWeb-related Resources: Course Description
 
  CRN Avail Max Time Day Location Instructor Notes
  42313 7 40 1300-1450 mtwr
6/24-7/21
107 ESL Wojcik D Additional Web Resources Available
Academic Deadlines
Deadline     Last day to:
June 24:   Drop this course (100% refund, no W recorded)
June 26:   Drop this course (50% refund, no W recorded)
June 27:   Last day to change to or from audit
June 28:   Add this course
July 2:   Withdraw from this course (50% refund, W recorded)
July 13:   Withdraw from this course (0% refund, W recorded)
July 13:   Change grading option for this course
Caution You can't drop your last class using the "Add/Drop" menu in DuckWeb. Go to the “Completely Withdraw from Term/University” link to begin the complete withdrawal process. If you need assistance with a complete drop or a complete withdrawal, please contact the Office of Academic Advising, 364 Oregon Hall, 541-346-3211 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday). If you are attempting to completely withdraw after business hours, and have difficulty, please contact the Office of Academic Advising the next business day.

Expanded Course Description
This Arts and Letters group satisfying course introduces students to the theories and methods used in the study of folklore and popular culture. Students will examine a diversity of approaches to the description and analysis of culture, including popular genres and phenomena such as folk narratives, legends, rituals, ethnic and gender stereotypes, cultural performances, subcultures, body politics, and the commodification of youth culture. Special focus will be given to issues of gender, identity and ethnicity, and to the ways that folklore and popular culture reflect or challenge dominant ideologies. The course requires that students engage in major issues of the discipline through the analysis of popular and expressive culture in relation to broader U.S. social contexts.
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