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Programs in Folk Studies


Programs in Folk Studies

Western Kentucky University has one of the most successful folklore programs in the United States. Western's Programs in Folk Studies place special emphasis on public folklore and the related areas of folklore and education and historic preservation.

Western's Folk Studies Masters Program graduates have an unparalleled rate of success in securing jobs in the discipline, and our graduates perform important, leading roles in public, private, corporate, and academic institutions around the nation.

You will find essential information concerning the programs, faculty, and students on this web site, but we hope you will pursue any questions or comments you may have by contacting us directly.

Whether your wish is to find a form you need for graduation (current students) or to learn more about what preparing for a potential career in folklore involves (prospective students), please contact us and let us be at your service.

If you're not sure where you'd like to begin, why not have a look through some links of special interest to get a sense for what kinds of things you might get to enjoy as part of our program?

Some links of special interest:

Paddy Bowman Visits WKU
Graduate Employment
Dr. Ferrell Promotes New Book
Allen County Folklife and Oral History Project
Cabin Concerts
Folk Studies Radio
Student Projects
Alumni Success Stories
Folk Studies Internship Stories
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Department of Folk Studies and Anthropology

Dr. Darlene Applegate, Department Head

Dr. Ann Ferrell, Program Director, Folk Studies

Ms. Donna Schulte, Office Associate

237 Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center
Potter College of Arts and Letters
Western Kentucky University
1906 College Heights Blvd. #61029
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1029

Phone: (270) 745-6549
Fax: (270) 745-6889

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 Last Modified 8/14/17