Folklore Requirements

Requirements and Advising Sheet

Relevant Courses for the Upcoming Term

All major areas of concentration in Comparative Studies require a total of 36 credits, including at least one “foundation course” in the area of concentration; remaining courses fulfill interdisciplinary/thematic/comparative and distribution requirements. All Comparative Studies students should work with their advisers to develop a strong, coherent, individualized program.Carved sticks

The concentration in Folklore requires the following:

1. Foundation course (3 credit hours):

The following is required:

  • Comparative Studies 2350/English 2270 Introduction to Folklore  (same course, crosslisted in Comp St and English)

 2. Interdisciplinary/thematic/comparative requirement (18 credits):
    
The following courses are required (6 credits):

  • Comp St 3990 Approaches to Comparative Studies
  • Comp St 4990 Senior Seminar

Four of the following are required, including at least one Comp St 5957 class (12 credits):

  • Comp St 3657/Arabic 3301 Contemporary Folklore in the Arab World
  • Comp 4597.03 Global Folklore
  • Comp St 5691 Topics in Comparative Studies (with appropriate topic)
  • Comp St 5957.01 Comparative Folklore
  • Comp St 5957.02 Folklore in Circulation
  • English 4577.01 Folklore I: Groups and Communities
  • English 4577.02 Folklore II: Genre, Form, Meaning and Use
  • English 4577.03 Folklore III: Issues and Methods
  • International Studies 4800 Cultural Diplomacy

3. Distribution requirement (15 credit hours):

Students should develop a field of focus within their studies, for example, on a particular geographical region, historical period, or ethnic group (e.g. the ancient or modern Middle East, Appalachian or Mexican culture); a particular medium, theme, or genre (e.g., verbal arts and literature or art and material culture); or folklore and a particular domain of culture (e.g., folklore and religion).  The list of courses that satisfy this requirement are below.

INTERDEPARTMENTAL COURSES IN FOLKLORE

Comparative Studies electives
African American and African Studies electives
Anthropology electives
Arabi electives
Chinese electives
Classics electives
East Asian electives
English electives
French electives
German electives
Hebrew electives
History electives
International Studies electives
Japanese electives
Jewish Studies electives
Korean electives
Medieval and Renaissance Studies electives
Modern Greek electives
Music electives
Near Eastern Languages and Cultures electives
Persian electives
Portuguese electives
Rural Sociology electives
Russian electives
Scandinavian electives
Slavic electives
Sociology electives
Spanish electives
Turkish electives
Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies electives
Yiddish electives

Comparative Studies (department list)

  • 2105 Literature and Ethnicity
  • 2214 Intro to Sexuality Studies
  • 2220 Intro to South Asian Studies
  • 2264 Reading Popular Culture
  • 2265 Intro to Visual Representation
  • 2301 Intro to World Literature
  • 2321 Intro to Asian American Studies
  • 2322 Intro to Latino/a Studies
  • 2340 Intro to Cultures of Science and Technology or 2341 Technology, Science, and Society
  • 2343 Slavery, Gender, and Race in the Atlantic World
  • 2350 Intro to Folklore
  • 2360 Intro to Comparative Cultural Studies
  • 2370 Intro to Comparative Religion
  • 2864H Modernity and Postmodernity: Issues and Ideas
  • 3302 Translating Literatures and Cultures
  • 3603 Love in World Literature
  • 3604 Women in East Asian and Asian American Literature
  • 3606 The Quest in World Literature
  • 3620 Everyday Life in South Asia
  • 3646 Natures, Cultures, Technologies
  • 3657 Contemp Folklore in the Arab World
  • 3671 The Religions of India
  • 3672 Native American Religions
  • 3673 the Buddhist Tradition
  • 3674 African Religions
  • 3675 Religions of Mesoamerica
  • 3677 South Asian American Religion & Culture
  • 3678 Religion and American Culture
  • 3686 Cultural Studies of American Musics
  • 3689 Transnationalism & Culture in the Americas
  • 3990 Approaches to Comparative Studies
  • 4564 Topics in Literacy Studies
  • 4565 History of Literacy
  • 4655 Studies in Ethnography
  • 4658 Folklore of the Americas
  • 4661 The City and Culture
  • 4685 Comparative Ethnic and American Studies
  • 4803 Asian American Literature and Culture
  • 4804 Latino/a Literature and Culture
  • 4805 Literature of the Americas
  • 4822 Native American Identity
  • 4845 Gender, Sexuality, and Science
  • 4846 Social Studies of Objects and Networks
  • 4871 Religion and American Politics
  • 4872H Varieties of Christianity
  • 4873 Contemporary Religious Movements in Global Context
  • 4874 New Age and New Religious Movements
  • 4875 Gender, Sexuality, and Religion
  • 4876 Comparative Sacred Architecture
  • 4877 Myth and Ritual
  • 4878 Rites, Ritual, and Ceremony
  • 4903 World Literature: Theory and Practice
  • 4921 Intersections: Approaches to Race, Gender, Class, and Sexuality
  • 4972 Theory and Method in the Study of Religion
  • 5602 Poetry and Politics in the 20th-century Mediterranean
  • 5668 Studies in Orality and Literacy
  • 5691 Topics in Comparative Studies
  • 5864 Modernity and Postmoernity: Concepts and Theories
  • 5871 Japanese Religious Traditions
  • 5957.01 Comparative Folklore
  • 5957.02 Folklore in Circulation
  • 5970 Foundational Approaches to the Study of Religion
  • 5971 Contemporary Approaches to the Study of Religion

African American and African Studies (department list)

  • 2251 Introduction to African Literature
  • 2253 Caribbean Literature in English
  • 2270 Intro to Black Popular Culture
  • 2281 Intro to African American Literature
  • 2288 Bebop to Doowop to Hiphop: The Rhythm and Blues Tradiotion
  • 2290 Black Youth
  • 3080 Slavery in the United States 
  • 3081 Free Blacks in Antebellum America
  • 3082 Black Americans during the Progressive Era
  • 3083 Civil Rights and Black Power Movements
  • 3086 Black Women in Slavery and Freedom
  • 3089 Studies in African American History
  • 3230 Black Women: Culture and Politics
  • 3310GlobalPerspectives on the African Diaspora
  • 3342H Music, Religion, and Ritual in Africa
  • 3376 Arts and Cultures of Africa and the Diaspora3440 Theorizing Race
  • 3451 Themes in Francophone African and Caribbean Literature
  • 4378 History of Jazz
  • 4452 Swahili Literature I
  • 4453 Swahilli Literature II
  • 4551 Selected Topics in African Amer Lit
  • 4565 Slavery in the Atlantic World
  • 4570 Theorizing Colonialism in the Post-Colonial
  • 4582 Studies in African American Literature
  • 4584H Lit & Modern Experience in Africa
  • 4921 Intersections: Approaches to Race, Gender, Class, and Sexuality

Anthropology (department list)

  • 2202 Peoples & Cultures: Introduction to  Cultural Anthropology
  • 2241 The Middle East Close-Up: People, Cultures, Societies
  • 3334 Zombies: The Anthropology of the Undead
  • 3417 Regional Survey of China
  • 3418 Regional Survey of the Anthropology of Africa
  • 3419 Regional Survey of Latin American Cultures and Migration in Global Perspective
  • 3420 Regional Survey of the Indians of N. America
  • 3525 History of Anthropological Theory
  • 5601 Sociocultural Aspects of Health
  • 5614 Ethnobotany
  • 5621 Anthropology of Women
  • 5622 Peasant Society and Culture
  • 5623 Cultural Ecology
  • 5624 Anthropology of Food: Culture, Society, and Eating        
  • 5625 Anthropology of Religion
  • 5626 Economic Anthropology

Arabic (department list)

  • 2241 Culture of the Contemporary Arab World
  • 2705 The Arabian Nights
  • 3301 Contemporary Folklore in the Arab World
  • 5701 The Qu'ran in Translation
  • 5702 Arabic Folk Narrative in Translation
  • 5703 Common Heritage: Biblical Figures in the Qu'ran

Chinese (department list)

  • 2231 Traditional Chinese Culture
  • 2232 Modern Chinese Culture
  • 4406 China Pop: Contemporary Popular Culture and Media in Greater China
  • 4407 Eco-Literature in China
  • 5400  Performance Traditions of China
  • 5474 Chinese Opera

Classics (department list)

  • 2201 Classical Civilization: Greece
  • 2202 Classical Civilization: Rome
  • 2203 Byzantine Civilization: Constantinople and the Empire of New Rome
  • 2204 Medicine in the Ancient World 
  • 2205 Sports & Spectacles in the Ancient World
  • 2220 Classical Mythology
  • 2890H Topics in Ancient Literature and Society
  • 3100 Topics in Ancient Literature and Culture
  • 3101 Greek and Roman Epic
  • 3215 Sex and Gender in Greece and Rome
  • 3401 Religion in the Graeco‑Roman World 
  • 3402 Ancient Gods, Changing Identities
  • 3403 The Hero in Classical Mythology
  • 3405 Christians in the Greco-Roman World
  • 3408 Ancient Roman Religion

East Asian (department list)

  • 3223 The Buddhist Tradition
  • 3241 Thought in China, Japan, and Korea
  • 3299H East Asian Thought in the Western Imagination
  • 3446 Asian American Film
  • 3457 East Asian Folklore
  • 5475 Women Writers, Culture, and Society in East Asia
  • 5477 Performance Traditions in Contemporary East Asia

English (department list)

  • 2264 Intro to Popular CultureStudies
  • 2270 Intro to Folklore
  • 2277 Introduction to Disability Studies
  • 2280 The English Bible
  • 2281 Intro to African-American Literature
  • 2282 Intro to Queer Studies
  • 2367.05 The U.S. Folk Experience
  • 3361 Narrative and Medicine
  • 3364 Special Topics in Popular Culture
  • 4559 Intro to Narrative and Narrative Theory
  • 4562 Studies in Literature and the Other Arts
  • 4571 Studies in the English Language
  • 4573.01 Rhetorical Theory and Criticism
  • 4573.02 Rhetoric and Social Action
  • 4577.01 Folklore I:  Groups and Communities
  • 4577.02 Folklore II:  Genres, Form, Meaning, and Use
  • 4577.03 Folklore III: Issues and Methods
  • 4580 Special Topics in LGBTQ Literatures and Cultures
  • 4581 Special Topics in U.S. Ethnic Literatures
  • 4582 Studies in African American Literature
  • 4583 Special Topics in World Literature in English
  • 4584 Special Topics in Literacy Studies
  • 4585 History of Literacy
  • 4586 Studies in American Indian Literature & Culture
  • 4587 Studies in Asian American Literature and Culture
  • 4588 Studies in  Latino/a Literature and Culture
  • 4592 Special Topics in Women in Literature and Culture
  • 4597.02 American Regional Cultures in Transition
  • 4601 Language and the Black Experience

French (department list)

  • 2501 Topics in French Literature and Culture in Translation
  • *3201 French Literary and Visual Texts
  • *3202 Literary and Visual Texts of the Francophone World
  • *3402 Introduction to Francophone Cultures
  • *3403 Topics in French-Speaking Cultures
  • 3801 French-American Culture Wars

German (department list)

  • 2251 German Lit & Popular Culture
  • 3252 The Holocaust in Literature and Film

Hebrew (department list

  • 2210 The Jewish Mystical Tradition
  • 2241 Culture of Contemporary Israel
  • 2703 Prophecy in Biblical and Post-Biblical Literature
  • 2704 Women in the Bible and Beyond
  • 2705 The Holocaust in Literature and Film

History (department list)

  • 2045 History of American Religion to the Civil War
  • 2070 Introduction to Native American History
  • 2017 American Indian History of the U.S. Midwest
  • 2071 American Indian History of the U.S. Midwest
  • 2075 Introduction to U.S. Latino/a History
  • 2079 Asian American History
  • 2080 African American History to 1877
  • 2081 African American History from 1877
  • 2110 Intro to Native American Peoples from Mesoamerica
  • 2111 Intro to Native American People of the Andes
  • 2115 Women and Gender in Latin America
  • 2120 Revolutions and Social Movements in Modern Latin America
  • 2270 Love in the Modern World
  • 2275 Children and Childhood in the Western World
  • 2455 Jews in American Film
  • 2610 Introduction to Women and Gender in the U.S.
  • 2620 Women Changing the World: Histories of Activism and Struggle
  • 2630 History of Modern Sexualities
  • 2750 Natives and Newcomers: Immigration and Migration in U.S. History
  • 3070 Native American History from European Contact to Removal, 1560-1820
  • 3071 Native American History from Removal to Present
  • 3075 Mexican American Chicano/a History
  • 3080 Slavery in the United States
  • 3081 Free Blacks in Antebellum America
  • 3082 Black Americans during the Progressive Era
  • 3083 Civil Rights and Black Power Movements
  • 3085 African American History through Contemporary Film
  • 3086 Black Women in Slavery and Freedom
  • 3089 Studies in African American History
  • 3230 Black Women: Culture and Politics
  • 3352 Marginal Groups in the Non-Western World
  • 3600 Studies in Women’s and Gender History
  • 3612 Asian American Women: Race, Sex, and Representations
  • 3630 Same-Sex Sexuality in a Global Context
  • 3640 Medieval Women: Power, Piety, and Production
  • 3641 Women and Gender in Early Modern Europe: 1450-1750
  • 3642 Women in Modern Euroope, from the 18th Century to the Present
  • 3650 Families in Historical Perspective
  • 3750 Race, Ethnicity, and History in Global Perspective
  • 4585 History of Literacy

International Studies (department list)

  • 4800 Cultural Diplomacy

Japanese (department list)

  • 2231 Elements of Japanese Culture
  • 4400 Japanese Film and Visual Media
  • 5400 Performance Traditions of Japan

Jewish Studies (department list)

  • 2201 Intro to Jewish Culture
  • 2210 The Jewish Mystical Tradition
  • 2241 Yiddish Culture
  • 2242 Culture of Contemporary Israel
  • 2454 History of Anti-Semitism
  • 2475 History of the Holocaust
  • 3465 American Jewish History

Korean (department list)

  • 2231 Elements of Korean Culture
  • 5256 Interdisciplinary Topics in Korean Politics and Society
  • 5400 Performance Traditions of Korea
  • 5455 Interdisciplinary Courses in Korean Art, Music, Film, and Theatre

Medieval and Renaissance Studies (department list)

  • 2666 Magic and Witchcraft in the Middle Ages and Renaissance
  • 4504 The Arthurian Legends

Modern Greek (department list)

  • 2410 Culture of Contemporary Greece
  • 2500H Greek Identities: Ancient and Modern
  • 2680 Folklore of Contemporary Greece

Music (department list)

  • 2250 Music Cultures of the World
  • 2252 History of Rock and Roll
  • 2253 Intro to Jazz
  • 2288 Bebop to Doowop to Hiphop: The Rhythm and Blues Tradition
  • 3341 American Popular Music
  • 3348 Music on the Move in a Globalized World
  • 3351 The World of Music
  • 5675 Russian Folk Tradition

Near Eastern Languages and Cultures (department list)

  • 2220 Intro to South Asian Studies
  • 2241 The Middle East Close-Up: People, Cultures, Societies
  • 3101 Language Evolution and Language Change
  • 3201 Islam in the U.S.
  • 3204 The Middle East in the Media
  • 3205 Women in the Muslim Middle East
  • 3501 Introduction to Islam
  • 3620 Everyday Life in South Asia
  • 3700 Mythology of Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia
  • 3702 Literatures and Cultures of the Islamic World
  • 4597 Islamic Revival and Social Justice: Utopian Ideals and Lived Realities
  • 4601 Israeli and Palestinian Literature
  • 5112 Languages and Cultures of the Middle East
  • 5204 Culture and Politics in Central Asia
  • 5206 Colonial Cities in Postcolonial Memory: The Politics of Urban Development in the Middle East
  • 5241 Interdisciplinary Approaches to South Asian Studies
  • 5575 Intellectuals in the Middle East
  • 5668 Studies in Orality and Literacy
  • 5672 Poetry and Politics in the Mediterranean

Persian (department list)

  • 2241 Persian Culture
  • 2301 Persian Mythology and Folklore
  • 2704 Intro to Persian Epic

*Portuguese (department list)

  • 2330 Intro to Brazilian Culture
  • 2331 Portuguese Culture and Society
  • 2335 Cannibal Brazil: Cultural Encounters & Negotiations of Identity in Lit & Culture
  • 4560 Cultural Expressions of Portugal and Lusophone Africa
  • 4561 Cultural Expressions of Brazil
  • 4597.01 Coloniality and Postcoloniality in the Literatures of Portugal and Portuguese-Speaking Africa

Rural Sociology (department list)

  • 5520 Amish Society
  • 5570 Women in Rural Society

Russian  (department list

  • 2335 Russian Culture
  • 3644 Russian Fairy Tales and Folklore

Scandinavian  (department list

  • 3350 Norse Mythology and Medieval Culture

Slavic  (department list)

  • 2230 Vampires, Monstrosity, and Evil: from Slavic Myth to Twilight
  • 2345 Introduction to Slavic and East European Literature and Culture
  • 3360 Screening Minorities: Representations of the Other in Slavic Film
  • 4560H Cinderella's Fantasy: Gender & Women in Western and Eastern Europe

Sociology  (department list)

  • 2380 Racial and Ethnic Relations in America
  • 2382 Sociology of Asian American Life

Spanish  (department list)

  • 2330 Reinventing America
  • 2331 Caribbean Cultures
  • 2332 Introduction to Andean and Amazonian Cultures
  • 2510 Mexican Studies
  • 4555 Indigenous and Colonial Literatures of Spanish America
  • 4557.10 Intro to Latino Literature in the U.S.
  • 4557.20 Intro to Other Latino Literature in the U.S.
  • 4560 Introduction to Spanish American Culture
  • 4561 Introduction to the Culture of Spain
  • 4565H Latin American Indigenous Literatures & Cultures
  • 4567 Spanish Mosaic: Catalonia, Basque Country, Galicia and Andalusia
  • 4590H Interdisciplinary Protocols: Identity and National Formation in Latin America: Perspectives from Literature

Turkish (department list)

  • 2241 Turkish Culture
  • 5241 Travels in Turkey

Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies  (department list)

  • 2230 Gender, Sexuality, and Race in Popular Culture
  • 2282 Intro to Queer Studies
  • 2300 Approaches to Feminist Inquiry
  • 2305 Gender and Sexuality in Global Perspective
  • 2306 Girlhood
  • 2340 Latina Experience in the U.S.
  • 2550 History of Feminist Thought
  • 2750H Natives and Newcomers: U.S. Immigration and Migration
  • 3306 Gender, Media, and New Technologies
  • 3320 Topics in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
  • 3370 Sexualities and Citizenship
  • 3505 Feminist Perspectives on Globalization
  • 3530 Women, Environment, and Development
  • 4375 Women and Visual Culture
  • 4401 Asian American Women: Race, Sex, and Representations
  • 4402 Black Women: Representations, Politics, and Power
  • 4404 Regulating Bodies: Global Sexual Economies
  • 4405 Race and Sexuality
  • 4510 American Women’s Movements
  • 4520 Women of Color and Social Activism
  • 4524 Women and Work
  • 4527 Studies in  Gender and Cinema
  • 4560 Chicana Feminism
  • 4575 Women’s Studies Senior Seminar
  • 4576 Women and Visual Culture in Latin America
  • 4597 Gender and Democracy in the Contemporary World
  • 4845 Gender, Sexuality, and Science
  • 4921 Intersections: Approaches to Race, Gender, Class, and Sexuality
  • 5623 African Women: History and Socioeconomic Change
  • 5624 Women and Social Change in Latin America

Yiddish  (department list)

  • 2241Yiddish Culture
  • 3399 Holocaust in Yiddish and Ashkenazic Literature & Film

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