MAIS515 Storytelling (3 cr.)
This course explores the significance of stories in making meaning of complex issues. Multi-disciplinary theories on the function of stories and their origins in mythology are emphasized. The course utilizes cross-cultural as well as comparative examples from contemporary fine arts and popular culture.
Upon completion of the course, all students are expected to be able to do the following:
- Discuss story and myth and their roles in shaping human culture.
- Examine how to study human culture through techniques such as observation, description, analysis, and participation in studying human cultures.
- Practice diverse modes of practice, such as storytelling, performance, text, viewing, and reflection.
- Analyze the use of story in conveying complex issues and its application to diverse issues.
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