Oral Tradition

3 credits


College of Arts and Science

(same as ENGLSH 4770; cross-leveled with ANTHRO 7170, ENGLSH 7770). Study of oral tradition from living cultures as well as literary works and mass media with roots in verbal art. Oral tradition is a form of human communication through which ideas, knowledge, art, and cultural material is received, preserved, and transmitted orally from one generation to another or from one person to another. May include such folklore genres as ballads, chants, folktales, jokes, legends, myths, proverbs, prose, or verses. Prerequisites: ENGLSH 1000 and sophomore standing.