Course Description: Students will learn how and when to use personal stories during presentations, collaborations, and workplace conversations. Some of the types of stories covered will include: stories that inspire trust or confidence, stories that give insight into your character and motivations, and stories that tactfully give advice. This course will contain a performance element.
INLS 690-248, Oral Culture in Modern Times
1.5 Credit Hours
Course Description: This course will examine the place of the spoken word in our contemporary, text-heavy culture. We will cover a brief history of orality, discuss modern unmediated oral transmission (such as face-to-face conversations), modern mediated oral transmission (such as YouTube), and oral communications that have been rendered obsolete by text. We will ask questions such as: How has the spoken word changed over time? What do we lose when oral communication becomes mediated? What do we gain? What motivates us to keep talking to each other?
Summer 2017Course Description: Survey of literature and related materials for children with emphasis on twentieth-century authors and illustrators.