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Undergrad Students

Undergraduate Students

Minor in Folk Studies


Think folklore and do you picture quilts?

Think folklore and do you imagine old wives tales and whittling?

Think folklore and do you picture ballad singing and dulcimers?

Folklore is so much more: urban legends, fashion, internet groups, body art, jokes, foods, holidays, and graffiti.


Folklore is group knowledge, art in everyday life. How do you know manners? What to wear to a party? What to sing when the birthday cake comes out? What is beautiful? You learned these things from other people and often play a role in passing them on to still others- that's group knowledge. That's folklore.


Intrigued? Learn more about the minor by clicking here and more about the benefits of studying folklore by clicking here!

To learn more about the minor click on the links below:


About The Minor

Why Minor In Folklore?

Minor Courses

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