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)
April 25, 2017
Alumnus Doug Reside will present on his experience in preserving theater history as the New York Public Library’s Digital Curator for the Performing Arts, April 27-28 in the Student Union Building Activities Room. As the keynote speaker for the Senior Seminar Capstone Conference, Reside will give a presentation on “The Tale of the Ant-Lion: A […]
March 10, 2017
Alumna Kara Bollinger Kynion will return to campus March 30 for a pair of events sponsored by the Department of English and Linguistics. There will be a Writing Center Workshop at 2:30 p.m. in Kirk Building 120 along with a poetry reading and book signing at 7:30 p.m. in the Del and Norma Robison Planetarium. […]