Applied Folklore - 2012

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Web Supplemented
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2012: SP1 , SP3
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 (30%) , Assignment 2 (70%)

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2012 Fees
Domestic 1,825.00
International 2,050.00

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.

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

Recommended prerequisites

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

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

Please visit the course details page and read the Requirements tab for more information about eligibility.

This unit addresses the following topics.

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

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

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  • Study Guide

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This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  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.
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