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100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

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Approx. 9 hours to complete

Suggested: 6 hours of videos and quizzes...

English

Subtitles: English, Greek

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
1 hour to complete

Introduction to the American South

Reflecting on geography, the diaspora, the mythic and the global South as ways to approach the contested memory of the region....
6 videos (Total 29 min), 1 quiz
6 videos
The Region, the Diaspora, and the Mythic4m
Contested Memory and the Global South5m
Race, Class and Gender5m
My Story5m
Teachers4m
1 practice exercise
Introduction to the American South20m
Week
2
1 hour to complete

Oral Tradition

Considering the content and form of the stories, toasts, dozens, auctions and religious sermons and what they reveal about Southern Culture....
8 videos (Total 40 min), 1 quiz
8 videos
Poppa Jazz talks Heaven and Hell6m
Toasts and Dozens4m
The Auctioneer5m
Trading4m
The Sermon3m
Of the Book and of the Spirit3m
The Key to Southern Culture8m
1 practice exercise
Oral Tradition20m
Week
3
1 hour to complete

Southern Artists

Understanding the distinction between folk art traditions and the high art of the academy with examples of basket-weaving, quilt-making, sculpture, painting, and photography....
11 videos (Total 50 min), 1 quiz
11 videos
Basket Weaving4m
Quilting4m
Folk Sculpture4m
Folk Painting4m
Community Tradition1m
Black and White Photography6m
Color Photography5m
Sense of Place5m
Sense of History6m
Literature's Influence3m
1 practice exercise
Southern Artists20m
Week
4
1 hour to complete

Southern Writers

Examining the lives and works of great Southern writers and looking at how specific stories, music, and art are referenced and provide structure for literary forms such as the novel and the short story....
7 videos (Total 39 min), 1 quiz
7 videos
The Voice4m
The Short Story4m
Eudora Welty and Cleanth Brooks: Literary Friends9m
Southern Novelists3m
Alice Walker: Regions of the Heart4m
The Question of Black Humanity9m
1 practice exercise
Southern Writers20m
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Top Reviews

By CCAug 26th 2015

Bill Ferris is a wealth of knowledge and experience - I only regret missing out on the classroom dynamic of a Ferris-led discussion of Southern arts, particularly the Blues.

By EMOct 5th 2015

Amazing course! Conversational, relaxed lectures that are well-informed, paired with excellent archival footage--mostly generated by the presenting professor.

Instructor

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Dr. William Ferris

Joel R. Williamson Eminent Professor of History; Senior Associate Director of CSAS; Adjunct Professor in the Curriculum in Folklore
Department of History

About The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the nation’s first public university, is known around the world for innovative teaching and research. Regularly ranked as the nation’s best value for academic quality, UNC has produced the most Rhodes Scholars for the past 25 years among U.S. public research universities....

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