Explore concepts in folklore and cultural geography through the exploration of supernatural landscapes that are interspersed within the Emerald Isle. See first-hand how Ireland's mixture of rich history and culture lend to fascinating folklore traditions within a geographic context.
- Dublin, Ireland
- The Hill of Tara
- Inis Mór
- Grange Stone Circle
- Ring of Kerry
- Blarney Castle
- Abbey Tavern
- Recognize common forms of supernatural belief and practice in contemporary Irish life.
- Correctly apply analytic constructs from the scholarship of folklorists and cultural geographers to observations made on-site in Ireland.
- Identify both culture-specific and cross-cultural patterns in supernatural belief.
- Maintain and apply an appropriately relativistic stance toward unfamiliar belief and practice.
- Develop a personal approach that is open, rational, and critical to accounts of the supernatural, and grasp the basics of ethnographic inquiry in the area of belief.
- Better recognize, understand and apply his/her own beliefs and practices pertaining to the supernatural.
- Boyne Valley
- Summer 2014
- GEOG 475 (3 credits): Landscapes of the Supernatural
- FLK 275 (3 credits): Supernatural Folklore