Western Kentucky University

Why Minor In Folk Studies?

Why Minor in Folk Studies?

There are so many reasons!

The study of folklore is fun and develops important skills that can lead to a fruitful and satisfying career. In a nutshell, folklore is not what you think it is--it's much bigger and better than that, and here is what you can do with it.

 

How to use a minor in Folk Studies

BA in anthropology + FLK minor

Skillfully research, document, analyze, and present about cultures near and far, illuminating the cultural lives of present-day American groups and more foreign-seeming cultures.

 

BA in journalism + FLK minor

Be a reporter with advanced abilities to report in-depth on the perspectives of different people involved in all kinds of events.

 

BA in computer science + FLK minor

Be a digital kiosk designer for museum displays or design digital storytelling programs for schools. Design oral history publications in multimedia formats.

 

BA in art + FLK minor

Create art that reflects an elevated understanding that art in all forms is deeply cultural in nature. Teach others how to recognize their own artistry in everyday life.

 

BA in education + FLK minor

Teach children to recognize and value their own traditional lives and those of people who are different from them. Be a more effective teacher because you understand how to handle cultural difference and minimize culture-based conflicts.

 

BA/BS in anything + FLK minor

Be a better professional in any career because you have training in critical thinking, ethnographic research, cultural difference in multicultural America, listening and presenting, and analyzing the bases for multiple perspectives in common and extraordinary situations.

 Last Modified 7/22/13