Academic Catalog

Folklore and Fairy-Tale Studies Minor

The minor in Folklore and Fairy-Tale Studies aims to provide students with an interdisciplinary foundation in the field of folklore and fairy-tale studies. The core courses include the study of 1) Greek mythology; 2) French, German, Italian, and Russian tales; and 3) Anthropology. Together they provide a solid background to understand the history of European, African, Native American, Asian and other world traditions of myth, ritual, folklore, and fairy tale. Students appreciate the different historical, social, political, and cultural contexts in which tale telling and other cultural narratives are produced, and it also introduces them to different genres and medias in which storytelling and cultural practices occur.

A minor in Folklore and Fairy-Tale Studies can be completed with eighteen credits of coursework.

Required courses
ANT 3100World Cultures3
CLA 2000Greek Mythology3
Select two from the following three courses:6
Chinese Mythology and the Supernatural
Understanding the Fairy Tale
Italian Fairy Tales
Electives *
Select 6 credits from the following list:6
Lost Cities and Ancient Civilizations
Understanding Africa: Past, Present and Future
Native Americans
Medea in African American Literature
Further Studies in Mythology
Children’s and Young Adults' Literature: Writing about Texts
Topics in German Studies
Total Credits18

Courses that share the learning objectives of the minor and that are not listed here may count towards the minor. Please consult with the CMLLC undergraduate advisor about available courses each semester.

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