The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress: this site, though perhaps a bit difficult to navigate, includes a worthy archive of folk culture. There are countless RealAudio recordings of historical value at the Archive of Folk Culture page.
AmericanFolk.com is a fun site to visit. There are some very interesting articles, quite a bit on folk art, and some tasty folk recipes.
UCLA Folklore and Mythology Online Resources: contains a list of other worthy resources and the best folk medicine database.
UC Berkeley Folklore-Related Links: contains resources for folklorists, links to journals, and other relevant sites. You can even find information about majoring in folklore--a very worthy option!
A list of WWW sites collected by the Folklore Society in the UK. There are folklore archives, folklife centers, folklore societies, online journals, and general sites of interest.
A fairly comprehensive source that offers links to Folklore and Mythology Electronic Texts Online. Brought to you by the University of Pittsburgh, it offers electronic text versions of fables, legends, fairy tales...
If you would like to have help in selecting the course best suited for you, or if you would like to have help in formulating an educational plan anytime during the semester, you can receive online counseling by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org . If you want general information on advising, tranferring or careers, visit the COS Counseling Office site.
COS Library Catalog is also available on-line. You can do a search of the catalog by author, title, subject or keyword. Find out if the COS Library has the book before you drive to campus.
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Taking an online course is certainly
not for everyone. Some students truly need the face-to-face
interaction with instructor and peers. Other students find that they
lack the high level of responsibility it takes to tackle an online
class. At a minimum, an on-line course requires the student to
use their time wisely, be organized, be self-directed, and be willing
to try new modes of communication and learning. Successful students
often use the weekly assignment sheets to create a course calendar so
that they have an overview of all assignments. I have also noted that
students doing well in folklore online are willing to take the time
to visit the links each week, read the text carefully (even the dry
sections), and participate in the discussion board more than they are
even required to. As you will not be in the classroom, you will need
to be much more self-directed than it might seem. In other words, you
have to take responsibility for your own learning. You will be
expected to check your e-mail frequently, get all assignments in
on-time, do not allow yourself to fall behind at all, discuss your
concerns and questions with instructor and classmates, perhaps
arrange to swap email addresses with other students in the class, and
participate fully each week. Still, there are some benefits to taking
such a course online. For those of you unable to attend a regularly
scheduled course, you will not be restricted by time and place--you
get to do the weekly coursework when and where you want to do it.
Also, the discussion board allows everyone to have his/her say on the
issues, and students can take the time to form thoughtful and clear
opinions before sharing them with the rest of the class. Lastly, if
you are really motivated by a specific weekly topic or link, you are
free to explore the topic or link at your pace and at whatever depth
you wish to. Still, surviving online does take a bit of effort, and
you would do well to read
over our guidelines for students taking an online classs.