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Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology

Bachelor of Arts in Folklore and Ethnomusicology

Students on Summer 2019, Fall 2019, or Spring 2020 requirements FOLKBA


The major requires at least 30 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.
  1. Methods and Theories. One (1) course:
    • FOLK-F 401
  2. Advanced Seminar. One (1) course:
    • FOLK-F 497 Advanced Seminar
  3. Electives. Additional FOLK credit hours, as necessary, to fulfill remaining requirements. These must include the following:
    1. Two (2) courses at the 300–399 level.
    2. One (1) course at the 400–499 level.
    3. One (1) additional course at the 300–499 level.
    4. Note:
      • No more than six (6) credit hours at the 100–199 level.
      • A maximum of two (2) approved courses from other disciplines may count for students completing a single major in folklore. Select from the Outside Electives list.
        • AAAD-A 112 Black Music of Two Worlds
        • AAAD-A 290 Sociocultural Perspective of African American Music
        • AAAD-A 292 African American Folklore
        • AAAD-A 295 Survey of Hip Hop
        • AAAD-A 297 Popular Music of Black America
        • AAAD-A 345 Hip Hop Music and Culture
        • AAAD-A 496 Black Religious Music
        • CEUS-R 349 Topics in Hungarian Studies (Approved topics: "EUROPEAN FOLK MUSICS" (TPC 9))
        • CLAS-C 205 Classical Mythology
  4. Major GPA, Hours, and Minimum Grade Requirements.
    1. At least 18 credit hours in the major must be completed in courses taken through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.
    2. At least 18 credit hours in the major must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    3. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the major.
    4. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the major—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.
    5. Exceptions to major requirements may be made with the approval of the department's Director of Undergraduate Studies, subject to final approval by the College of Arts and Sciences.