Russian Folklore (3) Study of byliny, lyrical and historical songs, folktales, drama, ceremonial poetry, chants, charms, proverbs, and mythology of Russia. In English.
RUS 110 Russian Folklore (3)
(BA) This course meets the Bachelor of Arts degree requirements.
Russian 110 is a general survey of Russian folklore for English-speaking students. It concerns itself not with the aristocratic and intelligentsia culture of Russia, but with the rites of passage, agricultural ceremonies, beliefs, legends, folktales, and epics of the Russian peasants, most of whom were illiterate. Students are evaluated on the basis of three examinations (half short-answer and half essay), a legend collecting project, and a final. The legend project requires students to collect a legend or tale (usually from the American tradition), evaluate it against folklore indices, present it to the other students, and write it up. Russian 110 may be counted toward the major in Russian Translation (BS). It may also be used to fulfill General Education Humanities and International/Intercultural Competency requirements. This course will be offered once a year with 50 seats per offering.
Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.