Folklore & Mythology (Minor)

Undergraduate Minor in Folklore and Mythology
The undergraduate minor in Folklore and Mythology is a program based in Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures and Cultures. Our program introduces students to the role that folk culture plays in society and in its artistic and literary traditions. Students study the folklore and mythology of the cultures represented in the department (Ancient Rome and Greece, China, France and the French-speaking world, Germany, Japan, the Near East, and Russia) as part of their core courses. They also may take related courses in other departments, including Anthropology, Appalachian Studies, English, Linguistics, African American and Africana Studies, Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies, History, Merchandising, Music, Apparel and Textiles, and Gender and Women's Studies.
Beginning in Spring 2015, a new and more flexible set of requirements for the Folklore & Mythology minor will go into effect.  All newly declaring minors will be under the new requirements.  Existing declared minors will have the option of continuing under the old requirements or switching to the new ones.  Both sets of requirements are listed under Prerequisites & Requirements below.
For more information, contact:                mailing address:
Prof. Brenna Byrd                                  Department of Modern & Classical Languages Literatures & Cultures                           1055 Patterson Office Tower - University of Kentucky
1003 Patterson Office Tower                Lexington  KY  40506-0027                                                  

The following members of the Folklore & Mythology faculty have interest and expertise in these areas:

            Archaeology: Valerio Caldesi-Valeri, Daniel Frese
                           Linda Worley
Intersection among folk literature, experimental art, and propaganda and popular culture in
modern China: Liang Luo
Mexican Society and Culture: Ethan Sharp
Power and the body, sex and violence, spirits of the nights, plantation world, slavery,
colonialism in former French colonies from the Caribbean and West Africa: Jacqueline Couti
Rituals and Celebrations: Jeanmarie Rouhier-Willoughby

Officers of the Department of Modern & Classical Languages, Literatures and Cultures are:

1055 Patterson Office Tower
University of Kentucky
Lexington KY 40506-0027
ph: 859-257-3761
fax: 859-257-3743


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