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EF5003: HISTORY, GENRES & METHODOLOGIES OF ETHNOLOGY & FOLKLORE (2021-2022)

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Course Overview

This course introduces students to key elements in the study of Ethnology and Folklore.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr F. E. Wilkins

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Master of Letters in Ethnology and Folklore

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course will introduce you to key elements in the study of Ethnology and Folklore.

This course is divided into three thematic strands: history and development of the disciplines, fieldwork and archival training and practice, and customs and belief. Central issues such as reflexivity, identity, ethics, and gender, are covered to give students an up-to-date picture of contemporary developments.

Throughout the term, lecture-seminars provide a broad-based understanding of how the study of Ethnology and Folklore evolved in response to research interests and needs. The literature surveyed will explore the history of the disciplines, how they have begun to converge in recent years, and their approaches to the core genres of study – language, ballad and song, dance, instrumental music, narrative, vernacular literature, vernacular medicine, custom and belief, and material culture – that are addressed in more detail in EF5501.


In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

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Teaching Breakdown

  • 3 Seminars during University weeks 9 - 19

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