Program Information

School: Cape Breton University
Faculty: School of Arts and Community Studies
Degree: Bachelor
Field of Study: English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
Description: Folklorists are interested in how beliefs, narratives, music, skills, crafts, rituals, customs, and ideologies are transmitted not through structured institutions but through intimate, direct, and interpersonal communication.

Folklorists study traditions of all kinds that help shape an individual, group, or community identity. All groups participate in activities that inform their identity, from customs and rituals (weddings, frosh week, or retirement parties) to costume (kilts, cowboy hats, or low-rise jeans), from dancing (polkas, step-dancing, or moshing) to storytelling (tall tales, jokes, legends such as The Vanishing Hitchhiker, or folktales such as Cinderella), from vernacular language (“skooshing” [jumping on ice clampers] or “LOL” [laughing out loud]) to vernacular architecture (houses, barns, or sheds), and the list goes on.

URL: Folklore at Cape Breton University
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $17,024

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 65

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 

Test Scores:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 80] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 213] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]