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2021-2022 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 UMaine 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:  Students graduating with a minor in a CLAS field must earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better in the courses in the minor field that are credited toward completion of the minor.

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,

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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