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Thesis Track

Thesis Option

Plan A

This option provides advanced knowledge of the theoretical and methodological aspects of folklore and folklife. Course work will emphasize the history of the discipline, field research techniques, and surveys of various folklore genres. It is designed to prepare students for both academic and public sector professions and for further academic research.

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

The following three genre courses:

FLK 561 Folk Arts and Technology

FLK 571 Folk Narrative

FLK 575 Folk Belief

 At least one of the following applied courses:

FLK 470G Museum Procedures and Preservation Techniques

FLK 560 Cultural Conservation

FLK 562 Folklore and Education

FLK 572 Public Folklore

 Electives—9 hours

Selected with approval advisor

 Thesis – 6 hours

FLK 599 Thesis Research and Writing



The student must also pass a comprehensive written examination based on course work and a program reading list.

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 Last Modified 9/20/17