FTH2200 Storytelling for Everyday Life

Course Overview

Educational Level: Lower undergraduate, Associate
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Prof. Jeff Smith

Course Description:

Exploring the power of story and its impact on narrative in contemporary culture. This course introduces students to the nature, structure, and operations of story, as well as the functions of narrative in societies and cultures. It will also increase the ability to identify, create, manipulate and understand narrative This skill is not only necessary for self-presentation but also profoundly valuable in all professions.

How This Course Benefits Students:

Discovering the power of storytelling gives students a better way to communicate on both a micro and macro level. Students will be better equipped for public speaking and interpersonal communication by fusing the theory and practice of storytelling into self-presentation models.

Why This Course Is Important:

Performing and applied storytelling is an emerging field in the new economy of networking, creativity and self-presentation. Students will be taught content knowledge, delivery skills, theory and practice, for the improvement of both their artistic expression and/or their professional application.