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About The Minor

About the Folk Studies Undergraduate Minor 

Advisor: Dr. Tim Evans

Undergraduate students in their junior or senior years may declare a Folk Studies Minor in order to receive academic recognition for completing a structured program of study consisting of 21 credit hours (seven three-hour courses) from required and restricted-elective lists (see below). Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses applied to the folklore minor.

 

Course Requirements 

All FS Minors must complete the following two courses (6 hours):

FLK 276 Introduction to Folk Studies

FLK 399 Folklore Fieldwork

 

Folk Studies Minors must choose at least five of the following courses (15 hours), at least one course (3 hours) of which must be at the 400-level (excluding 479 and 489):

FLK 277 Introduction to World Folk Music

FLK 280 Cultural Diversity in the U.S.

FLK 281 Roots of Southern Culture

FLK 340 Peoples and Cultures of Latin America

FLK 345 Native Americans

FLK 350 Peoples and Cultures of Africa

FLK 371 Urban Folklore

FLK 373 Folklore and the Media

FLK 375 Supernatural Folklore

FLK 377 African American Folklife

FLK 378 Southern Appalachian Folklife

FLK 379 Topics in Folklore

FLK 380 European Folklife

FLK 410 African American Music

FLK 462 Folk Medicine

FLK 464 Vernacular Architecture

FLK 470 Museum Procedures and Preservation Techniques

FLK 478 Folklore and Literature

FLK 479 Directed Independent Research in Folklore

FLK 480 Women's Folklife

FLK 489 Internship in Folklife

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 Last Modified 9/25/14