LIT 264 - World Folktales: The Art of Storytelling
Reading, analyzing, discussing, adapting, and retelling selected multicultural folktales transcribed from the oral tradition. Emphasis on the importance of motifs, narrative structure, recurring global themes, cultural and ethnic specificity, as well as the morphology of the tales. Identification of cross-cultural story techniques will build the story repertoire; diverse oral performance techniques will enhance motif and character analysis.
Prerequisite: ENG 110 College Writing I
3 Class Hours
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Have improved their ability at oral discourse by discussing and explaining their interpretive responses.
2. Have improved their ability to write analytically and argumentatively by composing applications of critical methods to literary works.
3. Identify literary devices and define them.
4. Use specific details to support a claim about a text.
5. Express their interpretation of a work in clear expository prose.
6. Utilize various literary analysis approaches toward literature.
7. Express multiple viewpoints about the life questions dealt with in literature (even if they disagree with those viewpoints).
8. Relate one literary work to another, and also to the culture from which it emerged.
9. Learn and demonstrate competence in basic principles and techniques of literary research, using print as well as electronic sources.
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