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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Minor: Folklore and Traditional Arts

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Minimum number of credits required to earn minor: 18

GPA requirements to earn minor: None.

Minimum Grade requirements for courses to count toward minor: C-

Other requirements:  A minimum of 9 credit hours must be completed at the University of Maine.

Contact Information:  Kreg Ettenger, 112B S. Stevens Hall, (207)581-1840, folklife@maine.edu

Folklore encompasses a vast range of human stories and information transmitted through traditional means, including folktales, myths and epics; ballads, folk songs and other musical forms; traditional dance, theatre and other performance; and folk art and decorative arts, as well as belief systems connected to these forms. The study of folklore draws upon theories and methods from several fields while also having its own unique interdisciplinary perspective. This minor is designed to appeal to a broad range of students, including social science majors interested in cultural expression, and students in the arts and humanities who wish to deepen their understanding of the cultural aspects of their fields.

Required Courses (3 credits)

Folklore Electives (3-9 credits)

One to three courses must come from folklore-related classes, including:

General Electives (6-12 credits)

Up to four courses may come from the following list:

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