Tabor class will focus on family history, folklore

Personal family history, tradition and folklore can be discovered in a class offered by Tabor College, beginning in February.

The class, ?Folklore of Family and Culture,? will be taught by Peggy Goertzen, director of the Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies, at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays, starting Feb. 2.

The course is offered for either sociology or history credit or may be audited by the general public.

According to Goertzen, all members of the community are welcome to enroll.

?In the past, the class has been a wonderful intergenerational mix between Tabor students and members of the community,? Goertzen said.

According to Goertzen, students will learn basic research and interview methods, including use of archival materials as well as government records and other historical documents to discover personal culture and to develop a family narrative.

?For a number of students, taking this class has been a life-changing experience, helping to explain and clarify their identity,? she said.

Three hours of college credit may be earned in the class. Those who wish to take the course but do not seek to complete a degree program may register as guest students.

For more information, contact the office of enrollment management at 620-947-3121, ext. 1723.

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