Folklore Concentration

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The Department of Comparative Studies offers a concentration in folklore within its major. The list below is an overview; please visit the department's requirements page for more detailed information.

Required Courses (36 credits total)

All three of the following (9 credits)

  • Introduction to Folklore: listed as either Comparative Studies 2350 or English 2270 (3 credits)
  • Comp St 3990 Approaches to Comparative Studies (3 credits)
  • Comp St 4990 Senior Seminar (3 credits)

Four of the following, one of which must be a Comp St 5957 class (12 credits):

  • Comp St 3657/Arabic 3301 Contemporary Folklore in the Arab World
  • Comp St 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

Distribution requirement (15 credit hours):

Students can use the distribution requirement to cultivate a focus of interest in a particular group, cultural form, or issue: for example, Appalachian folklore, religious folk art, or folklore and ethnic conflict. Courses that satisfy the distribution requirement are listed on the Comparative Studies requirements page for the folklore major (see link above). Email cfs@osu.edu for more information.