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HUM 1140 Appalachian Folkways

Overview of the facets of folkways and folklore in the Appalachian region of the United States, including folk customs, language, material culture, performing folk arts and literary themes of selected contemporary writers.

Division: Liberal Arts, Communication and Social Sciences
Department: Humanities
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: No

Prereqs: None  


  • Demonstrate a deep understanding of and appreciation for the folkways of the Appalachian region.
  • Use clear, precise, and logical language to define, use, and apply key concepts in the arts and humanities related to the identification and understanding of folklore materials.
  • Identify, describe, and understand true folklore, its four basic classifications, and the skills and methods of professional folklorists.
  • Analyze and identify the major contemporary Appalachian writers.

Credit Hours: 3

Classroom Hours: 3