ENGH 417: RS: Topics in Folklore Research

ENGH 417-001: Digital Storytelling
(Fall 2020)

01:30 PM to 02:45 PM MW


Section Information for Fall 2020

Digital Storytelling (DTS) is a transdisciplinary field that combines the craft of traditional narrative storytelling with photographs, video, animation, sound, music, text, and a narrative voice to produce multimedia narratives. Because this is a folklore course, DTS will emphasize the art and craft of the storytelling process and traditional storytelling techniques and conventional ethnographic collection techniques.

We will consider how stories transform from conventional face-to-face interactions to audio and video presentations. You will work individually and collaboratively to produce your own digital stories (film and podcast). DTS has a variety of applications, including presentations, video resumes, book trailers, and personal documentaries.

For more information, contact Prof. Lattanzi Shutika at dshutika@gmu.edu

ENGH 417 001 is a controlled distance learning section taught synchronously. Students should expect to be online at the scheduled course meeting times. Please contact Professor Lattanzi Shutika (dshutika@gmu.edu) for permission to register.


Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Topic-based course in research methods. Students conduct advanced research in folklore studies using traditional and digital research tools and approaches. Notes: May be repeated when topic is different. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Specialized Designation: Research/Scholarship Intensive, Topic Varies
Recommended Prerequisite: ENGH 305 (3 credit) and 85 credit hours earned.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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