Courses

courses

Undergraduates and Special Students may earn a Certificate in Folklore.  Undergraduates also may design an individual major with a folklore concentration by consulting with the Program’s advisor.

Graduate students may earn a Ph.D. minor or, if accepted by a willing department, fashion a special committee Ph.D. in Folklore.

The courses below are color coordinated by introductory core, genre, geographic areas, theories and methods: 

No. Course title Credits Crosslisting
100 Introduction to Folklore 3  
102 Introduction to Comparative Ethnic Studies 3 Chicana/o Studies, Latina/o Studies
103 Introduction to Music Cultures of the World 3 Music
210 The African Storyteller 3 African Languages and Literature
211 Global Language Issues 3 AnthropologyInternational StudiesLinguistics
220 The Folk Tale 3  
230 Introduction to American Folklore 3  
237 Heroes, Rogues, and Scoundrels in Global Perspective 3

Afro-American Studies,
Integrated Liberal Studies

270 The Hero and Trickster in African Oral Narrative 3 African Languages and Literature
279 Introduction to Turkish Folk Literature 3 Languages and Cultures of Asia
320 Folklore of Wisconsin 3  
326 Introduction to Asian Performance 3-4 Theatre and DramaDance
329 Introduction to African-American Performance 3

Theatre and Drama

339 Studies in Folklore and Ethnic Genres in Performance 3 Theatre and DramaDance
342 In Translation: Mythology of Scandinavia 3-4 Scandinavian Studies
344 Anthropological Approaches to Folklore 3 Anthropology
345 In Translation: The Scandinavian Tale & Ballad 3-4 Scandinavian Studies
346 In Translation: The Icelandic Sagas 3-4 Scandinavian Studies
347 In Translation: Kalevala and Finnish Folklore 3-4 Scandinavian Studies
352 Shamanism 3 Religious Studies
353 Javanese Performance 3 Theatre and DramaDance
359 Myth 3 Religious Studies
370 Romani (Gypsy) Culture in Russia and East Europe 3 Slavic Languages and Literatures
374 Indian Folklore 3 Languages and Cultures of Asia
399 Directed Studies in Folklore (Undergraduate) 1-3  
401 Musical Cultures of the World: Africa, Middle East, Iran, India 3 Music
402 Musical Cultures of the World: East and South East Asia 3 Music
403 Music Cultures of the World: China, Korea, and Japan 3 Music
404 Music of South East Asia: Tradition, Innovation, Politics, and Religion 3 Music
405 Structures of African Oral Narratives 3 African Languages and Literature
410 Folklore Studies in Historical Perspective 3  
411 African Poetry 3 African Languages and Literature
428 Gender and Expressive Culture 3 Anthropology
437 American Indian Women 3

American Indian StudiesAnthropology,Women's Studies

439 Foodways 3  
431 American Indian Folklore 3 American Indian StudiesAnthropology
436 Jewish Studies: Holocaust 3
440 Scandinavian-American Folklore 3 Scandinavian Studies
443 Sami Culture, Yesterday and Today 4 Scandinavian Studies
444 Slavic and East European Folklore 3 Slavic Languages and Literatures
445 Russian Folklore 3 Slavic Languages and Literatures
446 Celtic-Scandinavian Cultural Interrelations    Scandinavian Studies
450 The Ballad 3  
451 The Supernatural in the Modern World 3  
453 Javanese Performance Repertory 3 Theatre and DramaDance
460 Folk Epics 3  
471 Oral Tradition and the Written Word 3 African Languages and Literature
490 Field Methods and the Public Presentation of Folklore 3 Library and Information Science
491 Practicum in Public Folklore 1-3  
510 Folklore Theory 3  
512 Material Culture Analysis: The Arts and the Consumer Society 3 Environment, Textiles and Design
515 Proseminar in Ethnomusicology 3 Music
517 The Irish Tradition 3 English
518 The Scottish Tradition 3 English
520 Ethnic Representations in Wisconsin 4 Anthropology
521 Introduction to Turkish Folk Literature 3 Languages and Cultures of Asia
522 Digitally Documenting Everyday Communication   Communication Arts
530 Topics in Folklore 3  
535 American Folk and Vernacular Music 3 Music
539 The Folklore of Festivals and Celebrations 3 AnthropologyMusicTheatre and Drama
540 Local Culture & Identity in the Upper Midwest 3  
560 Folklore in a Digital Age 3 Communication Arts
612 Prison Narratives of the African Diaspora 3 Afro-American Studies
630 Seminar on American Folklore 3  
639 Field School: Ethnography of Wisconsin Festivals 6-8 Anthropology
640 Topics in Ethnographic Textiles 3 Environment, Textiles and Design
655 Comparative World Dress variable Environment, Textiles and Design
699 Independent Study in Folklore (Graduate) 1-3  
716 Seminar in Musical Instruments of the World 3 Music
720 Bibliography and research Methods: Ethnomusicology 3 Music
875 Topics in Turkish Oral Narrative and Poetry 3 Languages and Cultures of Asia
915 Seminar in Ethnomusicology 3 Music
970 Seminar in Folklore 3