Folklore is the study of informally learned, traditional expressive culture and artistic communication. A primary emphasis in folklore studies is on tradition and the way tradition manifests in the modern world. Courses cover topics such as children's folklore, legends and the supernatural, regional folklore, folk religion, material culture, and internet memes. The folklore program at USU provides a flexible and interdisciplinary approach to study, small class sizes, and student-centered faculty.

Real World Application

Graduates of this program will leave with the skills required to gain employment in art or history museums, nonprofit organizations, or state and national park services. Often, graduates continue their education in doctoral programs or law school.

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The English department's internship program is designed to help students enrich their education, gain practical experience, and earn credit towards their degrees.

USU Honors Program

Participate in discussion-oriented classes and reading groups while taking advantage of other Honors-specific benefits.

Program Advisor

Susan Parkinson

Susan Parkinson

Academic Advisor Senior

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Scholarships & Financial Aid

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