Folklore Studies Certificate
Since its inception in 1963, the Folklore Studies Program at the University of Pennsylvania has emphasized the history and theory of the field of folklore cross-culturally. The Center for Folklore and Ethnography was created in June of 1999 to foster an exchange of ideas among scholars, students and the general public concerning the perspectives that folklore and ethnography provide on the making of social life in the past and present. By stressing such topics as the formation of vernacular culture, symbolic communication and exchange, and the making of the self, the Center for Folklore and Ethnography sheds light on the aesthetics, ethics, and politics of lived cultures in the region and around the world.
- Five courses with content related to folklore studies
- A Capstone Project that draws on ethnographic methods, completed as one of the five course units
- An MLA Proseminar
- Three electives from the MLA curriculum
Students wishing to pursue a certificate in Folklore Studies through the Master of Liberal Arts Program should complete an MLA Application.