eng260 | undergraduate

Folklore And Fairytales

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This course explores the genre of folklore and fairytales and their role as cultural literary artifacts. Students will examine the construction, shaping, and use of folklore and fairytales in society.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5 weeks

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    "... A hero appeared..."

    • Describe the role of the hero or heroine’s journey in fairytales.
    • Describe the traditional purpose of a hero or heroine in fairytales.
    • Identify the traditional attributes of a hero or heroine.

    "...To save a princess..."

    • Compare traditional and nontraditional gender roles that men and women occupy in fairytales.

    "...And they lived happily ever after."

    • Describe the influences and values of fairytales in modern society and culture.

    " Once upon a time..."

    • Define fairytales, fables, and tall tales.
    • Differentiate between fairytales, fables, and tall tales, and other types of stories.
    • Explain the value of folklore and fairytales in interpreting and coping with life situations.

    "...Out of the shadows..."

    • Explain the role of villains and wickedness in fairytales.
    • Describe the differences between the wickedness portrayed in fairytales and real-life evil.
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