The discipline has close affinities with literature, anthropology, sociology, history, geography, linguistics, philosophy, ethnomusicology, and psychology.
Thank you for your interest in Folk Studies and Anthropology! Our department offers an undergraduate major in Anthropology, minors in Folklore and in Anthropology, a Masters in Folk Studies, a graduate certificate in Historic Preservation, plus a number of General Education and Colonnade courses. We are also the home of the Kentucky Folklife Program.
Western Kentucky University (WKU) prepares students of all backgrounds to be productive, engaged, and socially responsible citizen-leaders of a global society. The University provides research, service and lifelong learning opportunities for its students, faculty, and other constituents. WKU enriches the quality of life for those within its reach.
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- Folklore Theory
- Folklore Fieldwork
- Folklore Genres
- Folk Arts and Technology
- Folk Narrative
- Folk Belief
- Select one of the following applied courses:
- Museum Procedures and Preservation Techniques
- Cultural Conservation
- Folklore and Education
- Public Folklore
- Thesis Research and Writing
- 12 months
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DisciplinesAnthropology Linguistics View 177 other Masters in Anthropology in United States
- Adequate undergraduate preparation in a wide range of disciplines will be acceptable for admission to graduate study in folk studies. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. All applicants must submit three letters of reference, a statement of intent, and a writing sample to the department. Applicants must submit a minimum GAP score of 600.
International953 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 953 USD per credit during 12 months.
National917 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 917 USD per credit during 12 months.
In-State607 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 607 USD per credit during 12 months.
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