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Bachelor of Arts in Folklore

Bachelor of Arts in Folklore

  • QS World University Rankings
    651-700
  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
The interdisciplinary Folklore Program offers perspectives on ethnic, regional, occupational, gender, and other traditional identities of individuals in specific societies and cultures. Students in the program study the extent to which traditions enrich and express the dynamics of human behavior throughout the world. Folklore courses examine the historical, cultural, social, political, and economic dimensions of such expressive forms as mythology, legend, folktale, art, music, dance, culinary practices, religion, ritual, and ceremony. Theoretical analyses, research methods, and fieldwork techniques are integral parts of the curriculum. Folklore courses cover an extensive range of interdisciplinary topics: cultural heritage, ethnicity, subcultures, popular culture, performance, gender, film, religion, public folklore, and issues of diversity and globalization. Folklore graduates work in public and private agencies as educators, archivists, editors, arts and humanities consultants, museum curators, and festival planners.