|603-HSE-VA, Storytelling Forms and Functions |
Everyone has a story to tell. Why is storytelling a vital part of the human experience? And how can we best access, craft, and share our stories? In this course students read, listen to, and analyze a wide variety of personal-storytelling forms, while developing – with supportive peer feedback – their own written and oral stories. Storytelling skills have broad applications across diverse career and academic fields – such as in social and natural sciences, humanities, caregiving, business, education, and performing arts. Assignments emphasize reading, creative and analytical writing, group work, and performance, and make use of various communications media.