Faculty: Decaroli, Fraser, Fuchs, Johnsen-Neshati, Mattusch (co-coordinator), Rutledge, Shiner, Lattanzi Shutika, Todd, Winkler, Yocom (co-coordinator)
Stories told in both sacred and secular contexts, along with festivals, foods, music, material objects, and other traditional art forms, continue to influence our lives. This interdisciplinary minor offers students tools to explore the compelling meanings within these seemingly simple, everyday cultural texts, and helps them become more aware of the ways these texts are used by individuals and institutions for various goals. Students study folklore and mythology by juxtaposing the multiple viewpoints of anthropology, art history, classical studies, literary studies, and religious studies.
This program of study is an interdisciplinary minor offered by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
All students have opportunities to