Folklore studies students at Fairmont State University can take advantage of a diverse list of courses:
- folk dancing
- urban and pop culture
- vintage clothing preservation
- Appalachian literature
And, that’s just a small sample of the long list available.
All types of folklore – agricultural and industrial, rural and urban – are important in society. Folklore studies students will graduate with an understanding of the historical relevance and present importance of folklore.
Folklore studies is a minor that ties many academic facets together including anthropology, psychology, sociology, history, philosophy, linguistics, design, and pedagogy. It’s a perfect choice to go along with a number of FSU majors.
A folklore studies specialization prepares students for graduate studies and professional involvement. Folklore professionals can work in a number of fields including entertainment, teaching, and historical preservation. Some opportunities include:
- Museum professional
- Park manager