Myth and Folklore
Advisor — DOBSON
The comparative study of epic, myth, and folklore as primarily oral (sometimes authored) expressions of the collective experience of cultures, and of the human mind. Literary and artistic modulations of these forms. 6 units minimum.
Students take five required courses in the minor, with a choice of a sixth bearing directly on their area of concentration, in which they may complete their culminating project. As an alternative, they may, with the consent of the minor adviser and faculty member, choose to complete their project in an independent study. The five required courses are chosen with a view to teaching basic methodologies needed to pursue myth or folklore studies in a given subject matter. When appropriate, topics courses in a number of departments may also count toward the minor.
OPTION ONE: Emphasis on Myth. CL 116 (one block) and/or CL 120, CL 200. Other courses may include three or four of the following; CO 200 or 351 (when appropriate), RE 242, 244; AN 243, 251; EN 271.
OPTION TWO: Emphasis on Folklore. AN/EN 251, 252; CL 120 and/or 220; RE 242 or 244; AN 243 or 251. Examples of courses in various areas in which the student might choose to complete a final project (other than those listed above): Folklore and Myth: AN 219, 293; AN/MU 290; RE 204; Transformations of Myth and Folklore in Literature: AN 390; FR 417; SP 328, 339.
OPTION THREE: The fifth required course may be selected from Category Two or from among the following group of courses that explore related areas: any modern foreign language at the 200 level or higher, CL 101 or 111, CO 390, ED 399, EN 302, FG 118, GS 212, PC 129, PH 229, PY 344, 374. A student wishing to undertake a project in an area not treated by existing courses may, with the consent of the faculty members involved in the minor, select GS 320 or AN 400 as the fifth course.
THE INTEGRATIVE EXPERIENCE:
A paper or research project, expanding on course work or undertaken independently, with the consent of the instructor, the student, and the minor adviser.