ENGH 591: Topics in Folklore Studies

ENGH 591-003: 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.

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Explores folklore and folklife topics such as folk narrative and story telling, folklore and literature, folksong, and folk arts. Notes: May be repeated when topic is different. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 12 credits.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

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