Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2011/2012
Canadian Excellence

Folklore, Myth and Oral Narrative
0.5 Credit

Topics will include myth, folklore, life histories, jokes, riddles and other forms of oral narrative. The place of folklore and myth studies in the history of anthropology will be examined. Various textual approaches, including functionalist and structuralist analyses, will be considered. Considerable attention will be paid to the social context of folklore events, myth-telling and narrative performances.

Additional Course Information
AN101; Year 3 or Year 4 Anthropology program OR Year 3 or Year 4 honours status in an arts program.
AN213, AN323.
3 lecture hours