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AMST 326

The many forms of folklore and American identity…

AMST 326: American Folklore

Cross Term (online – 6/5/17 - 8/11/17)

Folklore is the unofficial expressive culture of small social groups connected by common experiences, beliefs, values, and knowledge.  It can take many forms such as urban legends, rumors, family stories, festival practices, recipes, games, jokes, handicrafts, and spiritual beliefs. In this course, we will consider the richness of folklore in relation to the construction of American national, regional, ethnic, and community identities.

Fulfills the general education requirements: DH, ETH, WI

About the Instructor
Dr. Heather Diamond is the former curator of Iolani Palace and teaches courses in American Studies and Anthropology. She is the author of American Aloha: Cultural Tourism and the Negotiation of Tradition.

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Term Dates

  • Summer 1
    May 22 – June 30, 2017
  • Summer 2
    July 3 – August 11, 2017
  • Varied Date Courses
    Class schedules vary between May 22 – August 11, 2017

  • Registration Dates
    UHM Seniors
    March 7
    UHM Continuing
    March 8
    New or Visiting
    March 14

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