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)
- Anton Daughters (Society & Environment)
- Sara Orel (Art)
- Summer Pennell (English & Linguistics)
- Barbara Price (English & Linguistics)
- Marc Rice (Music)
- Priscilla Riggle (English & Linguistics)
- Antonio Scuderi (Classical & Modern Languages)
22 February 2017 | 10:21 pm
Eight Secondary English MAE students and professor Barbara Price attended the annual Write to Learn conference in Osage Beach, Missouri, on February 16-18. Pictured at the keynote address by poet Nikki Giovanni are (seated left-right) Janae Fritze, Katie Bailey, Julianne Dworak, Megan Dice, Lauren Ragsdale, Rachel Davis, and Lydia Whitacre. Standing: Jessica Wilke and Barbara […]
9 February 2017 | 9:18 pm
Author, editor and mentor Faith Adiele will read selections from her nonfiction writing at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15 in the Del and Norma Robison Planetarium as part of the 2017 Ofstad Reading Series. Adiele is the author of “Meeting Faith,” a memoir about becoming the first African-American woman ordained a Buddhist nun in Thailand. Adiele […]