The Study of Folklore

This course will concentrate on some of the basic categories of folklore such as myths, folktales, folk festivals, ballads and folksongs. (Taught in Mandarin.)

About The Course

This course is presented in Mandarin.

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通过此课程,学生将对民俗学有一个初步的认识,对民俗的起源、产生和发展,民俗的基本分类,民俗与文化,民俗与生活,民俗与国民性等诸多问题,以及民俗在文化保持和传承中的重要作用有一个较为全面的了解。 此课程不需要先修课程,对民俗与文化感兴趣的学生均可选修此课程。 课程学习时间为11周。学生选修此课程需要按要求观看课程视频,阅读指定参考资料。为全面掌握课程讲述内容,学生需要花费4小时左右阅读教师布置的阅读作业。 课程期末考核包括两部分内容,一是学生需按要求完成民俗采风的作业,二是期末参加在线考试,分别占最后成绩的50% 此课程的教材为《民俗学概论》(第二版),王娟著,北京大学出版社,2011年。

This eleven-week course will provide students with the basic knowledge of folklore, including its history, classification, function, and value. Coursework will include videos, readings, and an assignment of collecting 20 items of folklore. There will also be a final exam.

The course is one of the PKU-DeTao MOOCs, which is a joint effort by Peking University and DeTao Masters Academy. 该课程是“北大-德稻网络开放课程”中的一门,由北京大学与德稻教育联合提供。"

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