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Public Folklore

Public Folklore Option

Plan BNarrative Stage Horse Cave

Jacobe Crowley and Ginger Brothers on the foodways stage during the 
Horse Cave Heritage Festival in 2012.  

This program requires an internship as well as course work. It also permits individually planned programs (with advisor) stressing those combinations of course-related research, "hands on" skills, and writing experiences that will best prepare individuals for their personal and professional goals.

Degree Requirements--36 hours

Required Courses—21 hours

The following three courses must be taken in the first year:

FLK 577 Folklore Theory

FLK 578 Folklore Fieldwork

FLK 569 Folklore Genres

 At least two of the following genre courses:

FLK 561 Folk Arts and Technology

FLK 571 Folk Narrative

FLK 575 Folk Belief

These two courses are required:

FLK 562 Folklore and Education

FLK 572 Public Folklore


Choice of thesis or non-thesis track:

Thesis track—15 hours*

FLK 599 Thesis Research and Writing

9 hours of electives chosen with advisor’s approval

Non-thesis track—15 hours

FLK 589 Internship (1-3 hours) or FLK 587 Capstone  (1-3 hours)

14 hours of electives chosen with advisor’s approval

Portfolio of professional-level work


The student must also pass a comprehensive written examination based on course work and a program reading list and submit a web portfolio of professional-level work for the degree.

*The thesis in the Public Folklore track must be directly relevant to the track

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 Last Modified 9/20/17