THEA 201

Storytelling

3 Undergraduate credits
Effective December 18, 2008 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

This course uses storytelling and oral journaling as methods to communicate about modern times. Participants develop personal and traditional stories involving the use of humor, conflict resolution and imagination. The course explores literature in the oral-narrative tradition including the structure and genre of stories as well as the functions that oral-narratives play in developing culture. It is also a personal development course for communication, human services, nursing and business students.

Learning outcomes

General

  • Understand those works as expressions of individual and human values within a historical and social context.
  • Understand/demonstrate the writing and speaking processes through invention, organization, drafting revision, editing and presentation.
  • Use authority, point-of-view, and individual voice and style in their writing and speaking.
  • Articulate an informed personal reaction to works in the arts and humanities.
  • Construct logical and coherent arguments.
  • Demonstrate awareness of the scope and variety of works in the arts and humanities.
  • Employ syntax and usage appropriate to academic disciplines and the professional world.
  • Engage in the creative process or interpretive performance.
  • Locate, evaluate, and synthesize in a responsible manner material from diverse sources and points of view.
  • Participate effectively in groups with emphasis on listening, critical and reflective thinking, and responding.
  • Respond critically to works in the arts and humanities.
  • Select appropriate communication choices for specific audiences.

Minnesota Transfer Curriculum

Goal 1: Communication

  • Understand/demonstrate the writing and speaking processes through invention, organization, drafting, revision, editing and presentation.
  • Participate effectively in groups with emphasis on listening, critical and reflective thinking, and responding.
  • Locate, evaluate, and synthesize in a responsible manner material from diverse sources and points of view.
  • Select appropriate communication choices for specific audiences.
  • Construct logical and coherent arguments.
  • Use authority, point-of-view, and individual voice and style in their writing and speaking.
  • Employ syntax and usage appropriate to academic disciplines and the professional world.

 

Goal 6: The Humanities and Fine Arts

  • Demonstrate awareness of the scope and variety of works in the arts and humanities.
  • Understand those works as expressions of individual and human values within a historical and social context.
  • Respond critically to works in the arts and humanities.
  • Engage in the creative process or interpretive performance.
  • Articulate an informed personal reaction to works in the arts and humanities.