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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

GASC 3500 - Special Topics in Appalachian Studies

A survey of the 80-plus genres of the rich and diverse oral narratives associated with the geographical region known as Southern Appalachia. The course will emphasize folktales and legends, personal, family and foodways narratives, ghost stories, and local history accounts. Students will understand and analyze the influence of the Ulster Scots, English, and Welsh cultures as well as Cherokee and African American traditions. Students will gain experience in selecting, adapting, and presenting narratives from oral tradition, contemporary oral histories interviews, local written histories, and literary sources. As a culminating activity, students will plan and produce a mini-storytelling festival for the Dahlonega campus and community. This course counts as an elective for those enrolled in the Appalachian Studies Minor.