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)
July 20, 2020
To examine structural and systemic racism, Truman recently conducted a town hall on racial injustice and inequity to provide an opportunity to gain a shared understanding of what must be done to accomplish institutional change.
July 20, 2020
The Virtual Summer Enrichment Program offered area K-8 students, along with their family members, an hour of themed learning every day for a week. The 31 participating MAE students were divided into teams, and each team was responsible for two families per week for three weeks.