Folklore

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Overview

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.

Opportunities

All students have opportunities to

  • conduct independent research
  • engage in globally-related activities through coursework and language study at Mason and abroad
  • participate in many forms of public service
  • prepare for their future careers through internships, career-focused minors and other college-to-career activities
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