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Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology

Bachelor of Arts in Folklore and Ethnomusicology

Students on Summer 2023, Fall 2023, or Spring 2024 requirements FOLKBA

Requirements

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.
    1. 300–399 Level Electives. Two (2) courses:
      • Any FOLK-E 300–399
      • Any FOLK-F 300–399
      • Any FOLK-X 300–399
    2. 400–499 Level Electives. One (1) course:
      • Any FOLK-E 400–499
      • Any FOLK-F 400–499 except FOLK-F 401; FOLK-F 497
      • Any FOLK-X 400–499
    3. 300–499 Level Electives. One (1) additional course:
      • Any FOLK-E 300–399
      • Any FOLK-E 400–499
      • Any FOLK-F 300–399
      • Any FOLK-F 400–499 except FOLK-F 401; FOLK-F 497
      • Any FOLK-X 300–399
      • Any FOLK-X 400–499
    4. Free Elective. Additional courses, as needed, to fulfill remaining requirements
      • Any FOLK-E 100–199
      • Any FOLK-E 200–299
      • Any FOLK-E 300–399
      • Any FOLK-E 400–499
      • Any FOLK-E 200–299
      • Any FOLK-F 100–199
      • Any FOLK-F 300–399
      • Any FOLK-F 200–299
      • Any FOLK-F 400–499 except FOLK-F 401; FOLK-F 497
      • Any FOLK-X 300–399
      • Any FOLK-X 400–499
      • Up to two (2) of the following:
        • 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
        • CLAS-C 205 Classical Mythology
  4. Major GPA, Hours, and Minimum Grade Requirements.
    1. Major GPA. 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.
    2. Major Minimum Grade. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the major.
    3. Major Upper Division Credit Hours. At least 18 credit hours in the major must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    4. Major Residency. 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.
    5. College Breadth. At least 58 credit hours must be completed in courses from College of Arts and Sciences disciplines outside of the major area.

Major Area Courses

Unless otherwise noted below, the following courses are considered in the academic program and will count toward academic program requirements as appropriate:

  • Any course at the 100–499 level with the FOLK subject area prefix—as well as any other subject areas that are deemed functionally equivalent
  • Any course contained on the course lists for the academic program requirements at the time the course is taken—as well as any other courses that are deemed functionally equivalent—except for those listed only under Addenda Requirements
  • Any course directed to a non-Addenda requirement through an approved exception
Restrictions

The following restrictions apply to the minimum credit hours required in the major:

  • No more than six (6) credit hours of the following courses may count toward the major:
    • Any FOLK-E 100–199
    • Any FOLK-F 100–199

This program of study cannot be combined with the following:

  • Minor in Folklore and Ethnomusicology (FOLKMIN)
  • [Name unavailable] (FLKCRT-TMP)

Exceptions to and substitutions for major requirements may be made with the approval of the unit's Director of Undergraduate Studies, subject to final approval by the College of Arts and Sciences.