As an interdisciplinary minor, folklore is more than just reading stories. Literature, language, dance, history and fine arts all play a role in understanding folklore and its cultural impact.
Choose Your Own Path
From legends to oral history, proverbs to jokes, fairy tales and tall tales to customs, you can pursue your own interest in this wide field by choosing one of two focuses:
- Cultural Group
- Cultural Product
We Help You Succeed
At Truman, you benefit from the small classes and personal attention only available at a small undergraduate institution. You'll enjoy research opportunities that are more difficult to come by at a larger institution. Your classes are taught by professors - not graduate students - and our 16:1 faculty-to-student ratio insures you'll receive the personal attention you need when you need it.
Discover New Connections
At Truman, we know that all fields of study are connected in complicated and fascinating ways. Folklore is one of fifteen interdisciplinary studies programs available for you to explore the new possibilities that open up when two or more fields overlap. Our interdisciplinary studies major even allows you to custom-design your own field of study.
Folklore Minor Committee
For more information, please contact the chair or a committee member:
- Chair: Adam Davis (English & Linguistics Department)
- Tom Capuano (Classical & Modern Languages Department)
- Anton Daughters (Society & Environment Department)
- Betsy Delmonico (English & Linguistics Department)
- Sara Orel (Art Department)
- Barbara Price (English & Linguistics Department)
- Marc Rice (Music Department)
- Priscilla Riggle (English & Linguistics Department)
- Antonio Scuderi (Classical & Modern Languages Department)
16 April 2015 | 1:01 am
The English and Linguistics Senior Seminar Conference is a large and exciting event. This semester, 75 students are capping their Truman careers with presentations developed in five seminars–on Adaptations, Creative Writing, Linguistics, Thomas Pyncheon, and 1920s America. Within these large topics, English and Linguistic majors have crafted works on an amazing range of specific interests. […]
2 March 2015 | 2:56 am
Acclaimed author Bennett Sims will do a multimedia fiction reading of “White Dialogues” on Wednesday, March 18th, as the final event of the year in the Clayton B. Ofstad Readings Series. The “White Dialogues” reading will incorporate scenes and images from the classic Alfred Hitchcock film Vertigo. The reading is at 7:30 PM at the […]