Information Package / Course Catalogue
Folklore Theories and Research Methods
Course Code: GTM500
Course Type: Area Elective
Couse Group: Second Cycle (Master's Degree)
Education Language: Turkish
Work Placement: N/A
Theory: 3
Prt.: 0
Credit: 3
Lab: 0
ECTS: 5
Objectives of the Course

To reveal the formation process of folklore in the world. It is a comparative approach to the theoretical approaches of folklore in the world from its beginning to the present.

Course Content

Teaching the major theories and research methods of folklore

Name of Lecturer(s)
Learning Outcomes
1.Learning the stages, scope and fields of study of folklore in the historical process.
2.Learning the tools and national folklore theories of a folklorist at the beginning stage.
3.learn the history of folklore studies in Turkey.
4.To learn the concept and importance of field research.
5.Learning how to plan a compilation and what preparations should be made.
Recommended or Required Reading
1.ÇOBANOĞLU, Özkul(2012). Introduction to History of Folklore Theories and Research Methods, Akçağ Yayınları.
2.OĞUZ, M. Öcal ve Gürcan, Selcan2010-2012). . Approaches and Theories in Folklore 1-2-3 ”Geleneksel Yayıncılık.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week 1 - Theoretical
General Information on Folklore A) History of Folklore Studies B) Scope of Folklore and General Study Areas
Week 2 - Theoretical
C) What are the tools and equipment that a folklorist should have? D) National Folklore Theories and Applications in Some Countries
Week 3 - Theoretical
E) Folklore Studies in Turkey
Week 4 - Theoretical
Folklore Field Research Methods A) The Concept and Importance of Field Research in Folklore
Week 5 - Theoretical
B) Planning and Preparation Phase of Compilation
Week 6 - Theoretical
C) Compilation Methods by Observation
Week 7 - Theoretical
D) Compilation Methods by Interview
Week 8 - Theoretical
MİDTERM
Week 9 - Theoretical
B) Transformation of Folklore into an Independent Scientific Discipline
Week 10 - Theoretical
C) Mythological Theory and Mythological School
Week 11 - Theoretical
D) Theory of Meteorological Development of Myths
Week 12 - Theoretical
Early Folklore Theories A) Evolution of Folklore Thought in the History of Western Thought
Week 13 - Theoretical
E) Solar Mythologist School and Solar Myths Theory
Week 14 - Theoretical
F) Migration of Tales and Theory of Cultural Borrowing
Week 15 - Theoretical
G) Basic Paradigms and Critical Aspects of Early Folklore Theories
Week 16 - Theoretical
FINAL EXAMINATION
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Type of AssessmentCountPercent
Midterm Examination1%40
Final Rate1%60
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesCountPreparationTimeTotal Work Load (hours)
Lecture - Theory146198
Midterm Examination15510
Final Examination117017
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)125
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
PÇ-1
PÇ-2
PÇ-3
PÇ-4
PÇ-5
OÇ-1
3
3
3
3
3
OÇ-2
OÇ-3
OÇ-4
OÇ-5
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