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.
Other requirements: A minimum of 9 credit hours must be completed at the University of Maine.
Contact Information: Pauleena MacDougall, Director, Folklore Center, S. Stevens Hall, Room 110, (207)581-1848, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.