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)
20 March 2016 | 7:02 pm
Two alumni are returning to campus this week to do a presentation called “Truman Alums Talk Teaching.” Allison Cundiff and Heather Shana Fleming will be here from Parkway North to talk about their careers in a way that we hope will engage our students and re-engage us in these two women’s professional lives. As Truman […]
14 March 2016 | 9:29 pm
Dear Professional Wordsmiths and Arrangers of Images, I’m hoping to interest you in attending a poetry reading and in persuading others to attend. It’s not that we need more words in the world, but that we need more skillful, subtle words from kindly people re-sounding in our very own ears. Unmediated. (Fortunately, we have […]