As an interdisciplinary program, the folklore minor is more than just reading stories. Literature, language, dance, history and fine arts all play a role in understanding folklore and its cultural impact. This minor appeals to a broad range of students because you can deepen your understanding of the cultural aspects of so many different fields.
From legends to oral history, proverbs to jokes, fairy tales and tall tales to customs, folklore provides a broad spectrum of social expression.
Discover New Connections
At Truman, we know that all fields of study are connected in complicated and fascinating ways. Folklore is one of several 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)
October 26, 2020
Authors receive hundreds of rejections before achieving a single "yes" on their road to publication. Bestselling and full-time author Tricia Levenseller will recount her journey and the lessons learned along the way.
October 26, 2020
TRU 100: EXPLORE is a one-hour class dedicated to helping students have fun and learn about their new community, particularly through civic engagement. Based upon their interests, groups of new students were tasked with creating projects that connect Truman to the community.