Concentration Requirements

  • Concentration (14 half-courses)
  • Joint Concentration 

Concentration (14 half-courses)

I. Six required half-courses

  • CB 16. Performance, Traditions, and Cultural Studies: An Introduction to Folklore & Mythology
  • FM 97. Fieldwork and Ethnography in Folklore 
  • FM 98a. Oral Literature & the Theory of Folklore Methodology
  • FM 98. Tutorial-Junior Year (one term)
  • FM 90 series (or approved seminar in folklore)

Option A: FM 99. Tutorial-Senior Year (two terms)

Option B: FM 96r. Non-Thesis Tutorial (1 term, repeatable)

II. Two half-courses outside of the student’s Special Field that are either Folklore and Mythology courses or courses cross-listed with Folklore and Mythology. 

(These courses must be approved by the Head Tutor.)

III. Five half-courses in the student’s chosen Special Field approved by the Committee.

IV. Language Study: Proficiency in a language other than English, equivalent to that ordinarily required by two years of college study, is highly recommended. Up to three courses of language may, in individual cases, and with the approval of the Head Tutor, and in consultation with an adviser in the relevant Special Field, be counted toward concentration.

The specifics of the language study should be discussed at an early stage with the Head Tutor.

[For information on the College Language Requirement and the possibility of receiving a Language Citation from the College for advanced foreign language work, see the Handbook for Students.]

V. Senior Honors Thesis (or Non-Thesis capstone option.

VI.General Exam: Three-hour written examination on Folklore and Mythology, and a one-hour oral exam on the Special Field.

 

Joint Concentration 

I. Four required half-courses

  • CB 16. Performance, Traditions, and Cultural Studies: An Introduction to Folklore & Mythology
  • FM 97. Fieldwork and Ethnography in Folklore 
  • FM 98a. Oral Literature & the Theory of Folklore Methodology
  • FM 98b. Junior tutorial (may be taken in the Primary Field)
  • FM 90 seminar.

II. Two related Folklore and Mythology courses approved by the Head Tutor.

III. Senior Honors Thesis (two terms of 99 in the Primary Field, topic approved by the Head Tutors of both fields).

IV. Written General Exam in Folklore and Mythology