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Suggested: 6 hours of videos and quizzes...
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Subtitles: English, Greek
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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Hours to complete

Approx. 9 hours to complete

Suggested: 6 hours of videos and quizzes...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English, Greek

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
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....
Reading
6 videos (Total 29 min), 1 quiz
Video6 videos
The Region, the Diaspora, and the Mythic4m
Contested Memory and the Global South5m
Race, Class and Gender5m
My Story5m
Teachers4m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Introduction to the American South20m
Week
2
Hours to complete
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....
Reading
8 videos (Total 40 min), 1 quiz
Video8 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
Quiz1 practice exercise
Oral Tradition20m
Week
3
Hours to complete
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....
Reading
11 videos (Total 50 min), 1 quiz
Video11 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
Quiz1 practice exercise
Southern Artists20m
Week
4
Hours to complete
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....
Reading
7 videos (Total 39 min), 1 quiz
Video7 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
Quiz1 practice exercise
Southern Writers20m

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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