Graduate Students

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The graduate program in folklore combines coursework and research. In addition to the basic introductory and research methods courses, we cover a wide range of topics, including folksong, ballad, folktale, legend, language and play, ethnography of speaking, folk belief, traditional health systems, folk custom, folk drama, material culture, and vernacular architecture.

Courses are also offered on folklore and culture, folklore and oral history, folklore and literature, folklore and gender, folklore and popular culture, and public sector folklore, as well as a variety of courses with a regional focus.

Opportunities for fieldwork are rich in the province. Excellent library and archive services are available, including the Folklore and Language Archive, the Centre for Material Culture Studies, and the Research Centre for the Study of Music, Media and Place.

If you have specific questions or require further information, please contact our Graduate Officer, Dr. Jillian Gould at


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