Culture, the Arts, and Society - Where History and Mystery Meet

CLLC-L 210 / CLASS 33368 — Fall 2020

Edmondson Basement Classroom
Days and Times
M/W 3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., 3 credits
Course Description

In this course, students will encounter a variety of legendary traditions, from Mothman to aliens and everything in between. Students will learn the history of these traditions and the communities that claim ownership of them through tourism. By examining the relationships between legendary traditions and their hometowns, we can better understand expressions of identity, an important aspect of human relationships. Students will use a variety of expressive tactics, from journaling, photography, and critical assessments, to reflect on readings, videos, and podcasts, that emplace these legendary traditions in important cultural contexts. Most importantly, students will be asked to critically examine how these expressions best represent the stakeholders, and what elements contribute to tourism/outward facing folkloristic expressions.

Instructor: Eleanor Hasken

Collins Seminars: Selected by Board of Educational Programming (BOEP)