Knowing and Narrative: Storytelling Across the Disciplines

Pedro Ponce
Meeting Days/Times: 
Tuesday and Thursday 10:10 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.
Also Counts: 
This course also fulfills the HU general education requirement

This seminar will explore the role that storytelling has throughout contemporary culture--not just as literature but as the fundamental unit of creating and preserving knowledge. We'll look at the different ways that stories function across a variety of disciplines--and how digital technology is changing the way we think about storytelling. Your final project will ask you to explore and interrogate the nature of narrative in a discipline that interests you, whether a narrative of its history, or a form used in the discipline (i.e., a court decision or lab report), considering how knowledge in this discipline is shaped through narrative.