Examines folk culture and material lore representative of the Southern Mountain Region. Highlights the importance of ballad, music, humor, and song associated with mountain life and demonstrates the legacy of folktales, legends, superstitions, and traditional storytelling found in these highlands. Includes the study of games, riddles, proverbs, customs, rituals, and beliefs and identifies handicrafts, structures, and art typical of this distinctive region. Involves field collections and critical reading and writing. Prerequisite: ENG 112
or divisional approval.
Lecture 3 hours per week.