Applied Folklore

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Overview

Level of study: What does Postgraduate mean?

Postgraduate

EFTSL: What does EFTSL mean?

0.125

Delivery Method: What does delivery method mean?

Web Supplemented

Availability: What is a Study period?

2012:

Duration:

13 weeks

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Domestic student fee:

$1,825.00 (AUD)

International student fee:

$2,050.00 (AUD)

Description

Apply the knowledge and understandings gained in this program, to improve social problems and community tensions, many of which are linked with folkloric expressions, practices and group identity. You will learn about new approaches in this field and will be able to develop your own application of folklore to an observed social/cultural problem.

Prerequisites

Recommended prerequisites

You are recommended to have completed the following unit(s) or have equivalent knowledge before starting this unit:

Assessment

  • Assignment 1 (30%)
  • Assignment 2 (70%)

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of this unit students will:

  1. be aware of some of the methods and techniques by which folklore and folklife can be applied to social and cultural problems
  2. be able to understand problems, issues and possibilities involved in this field
  3. have designed and justified an applied folklore project of their own.

Topics

This unit addresses the following topics.

NumberTopic
1Applied Folklore: Introduction
2Case study: Roadside shrines
3Cultural diagnostics
4Blue Star Acid - A CD scenario
5The Clash of Calendars and the Colour of Santa
6Devising a CD scenario

Study Resources

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Print based materials

  • Study Guide

Online materials

  • Resources and Links

Textbook information for this unit is currently being updated and will be available soon. Please check back regularly for updates. Alternatively, visit the Unibooks website and enter the unit details to search for available textbooks.

Relevant Courses

This unit is not currently a requirement for any courses, but may be eligible for credit.

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Unibooks textbook list.
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