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Discovering French-Canadian Folklore

This course is an introductory survey of the main elements of French-Canadian folklore: oral tradition (songs, legends and folktales), social customs (holiday celebrations, rites of passage from the cradle to the grave, popular religion) and material culture (arts and crafts, traditional occupations of women and men, food customs and folk medicine). Students will learn about key figures in the development of French-Canadian folklore. (lec 3) cr 3.

University of Sudbury