Academic Minors

Folklore Studies Minor

(Department of Language and Literature):

The 19-hour Folklore Studies minor can be attached to most liberal arts majors. A Folklore Studies specialization provides a background for professional involvement in such areas as preservation, cultural heritage and historical parks and museums management, teaching, archiving, curating, entertainment, storytelling, writing, traditional arts, and graduate studies. The insights into cultural contexts gained from a background in folklore studies can enhance such professions as education, psychology, and sociology.

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Museum Studies Minor

(Department of Social Sciences​):

Students who complete the 18-hour minor in Museum Studies receive a solid foundation in the various components of museum practices, including collections management, exhibit development and production, museum interpretation and education, and a broad understanding of museum concepts.  Students are prepared for positions in museums of all kinds (history, natural history, art), historic sites, parks, archives, as well as for graduate studies.  A background in Museum Studies can augment skills in education, art, and public history.

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Courses Offered

Fall Semester 2017

FOLK 2200 Introduction to Folklore
FOLK 2201 Lab Field Research/Oral History
FOLK 3320 The Art of Storytelling
FOLK 3361 Folk Music
FOLK 3399 Appalachian Teaching Project
FOLK 4400 Directed Folklore Study
FOLK 4401 Folklore Applications/Capstone
 
MUSM 1100 Introduction to Museum Studies
MUSM 3210 Museum Interpretation and Education
MUSM 4290 Practicum/Internship/Capstone

 

Fall Semester 2018

FOLK 2200 Introduction to Folklore
FOLK 2201 Lab Field Research/Oral History
FOLK 2150  Folk Arts
FOLK 3302 Regional Cultural Geography & History
FOLK 3399 Appalachian Teaching Project
FOLK 4400 Directed Folklore Study
FOLK 4401 Folklore Applications/Capstone
 
MUSM 1100 Introduction to Museum Studies
MUSM 2150 Folk Arts
MUSM 3220 Collections Management
MUSM 4290 Practicum/Internship/Capstone