"I was delighted to learn more about the College's folklore initiative. Interdisciplinary programs such as these represent the USC education at its very best!"
C. L. Max Nikias, President, University of Southern California
Welcome to the homepage for Folklore at USC.
Folklore is a unique discipline, studying the shared expressive culture that is an essential part of being human. Whether legends, proverbs, riddles, jokes, mythology, music, dance, or more, folklore enriches everyone's lives, both as individuals, and as members of groups.
At USC, one can study folklore in various courses, or as part of the new interdisciplinary minor, "Folklore and Popular Culture".
The core course: ANTH 333- Forms of Folklore aims to introduce students to the wide variety of folklore from around the world (and from their own lives), and to the basic methods of studying such material.
Connected to the course is the USC digital multimedia folklore archive, which connects age-old folklore archiving techniques with cutting-edge technology. The archives is available to the worldwide scholarly community.