Folklore

Undergraduate Minor

Overview

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.

Career 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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Internships

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.

Alumni Advice

Jason Nelson

Tune in to watch Jason Nelson (BS JCOM Public Relations & Corporate Communication) discussing interviewing skills.

The Value of an Inclusive Education

Listen in as several alumni of color reflect on their time at USU and discuss its impact on their careers. Learn from their professional experiences to consider how multicultural education affects students at USU.

Young Alums Panel

Young alums give advice and information about career options post-graduation at our Alumni Lunch Series.

Program Advisor

Susan Parkinson

Susan Parkinson

Academic Advisor Senior

435.797.3883
Old Main 106
susie.parkinson@usu.edu

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