ENGH 412: Topics in Folklore Studies

ENGH 412-DL1: Material Culture and Museums
(Fall 2020)

04:30 PM to 07:10 PM R


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Section Information for Fall 2020

This course explores material culture and museums within their cultural contexts. We will study the materials, forms, and meanings of handmade cultural artifacts and look at the production, circulation, and use of the objects in communities. We will examine how the objects communicate shared experiences, express community ideas and values, represent group identities, and mark difference. This course will also address the question of how museums collate and share human experiences through objects and familiarize students with the collection, documentation, preservation, display, and interpretation of objects in museums.

ENGH 412-DL1 is a distance education section.

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Exploration of various aspects of folklore and folklife such as folklore and literature, folk arts, folk song, and material culture. Notes: May be repeated when topic is different with permission of department. May be repeated within the term.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Recommended Prerequisite: Satisfaction of University requirements in 100-level English and in Mason Core literature.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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