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  Oct 17, 2017
 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Minor: Folklore


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OVERVIEW OF DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

Minimum number of credits required to earn minor: 18

GPA requirements to earn minor: None.

Minimum Grade requirements for courses to count toward minor: None.

Contact Information: Pauleena MacDougall, Director, Folklore Center, S. Stevens Hall, Room 110, (207)581-1848, pauleena@maine.edu
 


Folklore focuses on the study of society, past or present, and uses a variety of methodologies drawn from the humanities and social sciences to understand them.  To concentrate on a society’s folklore (at regional as well as national levels) is to understand its traditional self-definition through its myths, epics, ballads, folktales, legends, beliefs, and other cultural phenomena, including music, song, and dance.  Studying a group’s folklore shows how it identifies itself in relation to other groups.  Inherently interdisciplinary, the study of folklore and mythology often draws resources from several disciplines, while maintaining its own methodological lens.

Students must complete either


a) a folklore-related senior project in their home major

b) a mentored folklore senior project or

c) a for-credit internship in a folklore related field (using ANT 497 Independent study)

 

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