Reading List for Folk Studies Graduate Students
The purpose of the Master's reading list is to acquaint students with standard reference and research tools and important theories and methodologies in the discipline. Students will be held accountable on the Master's comprehensive examination for specific kinds of mastery described in the introduction to each of the reading list's sections. The comprehensive examination will call for a knowledge of all relevant materials covered in any course completed by the student and all other works listed on the reading list regardless of whether they were read in connection with a particular course.
This reading list remains in effect for two calendar years from the end of students' first semester of enrollment in the program. After that, any new or revised M.A. reading list supplants it, and students will be held responsible for the new list.
The list is attached here.
New list, for students entering Fall 2013 or later, is here.