Feb 28, 2024  
Butler University Bulletin 2023-2024 
  
Butler University Bulletin 2023-2024
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AN 333 - Folklore, Culture, and Society


Min Units: 3
Max Units: 3
From contemporary legends and internet memes to religious prophecy and traditional pottery, the study of folklore offers a view not only of everyday art but of the values, beliefs, and contemporary issues of our culture and society. This course will exploere these genres, along with rituals and holidays such as Dia de los Meurtos, dance traditions such as African American stepping, and sacred stories such as personal revelation among Latter-day Saints. our focus will be on how the beliefs, opinions, and worldviews expressed through these cultural performances shape our social worlds. Of particular interest will be issues of identity, stereotyping, politics, and social justice. (U) Occasionally



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