Core Competencies


Special Project



Professor Carol Birch with guest presenters/storytellers Jeanne Donato and Tom Callinan, CT State Troubadour, 1991-1992
Catalog Description
An examination of the history and art of storytelling. Existing and innovative approaches to storytelling are addresses.
Learning Goals/Outcomes

Per Dr. Gwendolyn Nowlan’s syllabus, this course examines the art of storytelling and explores the range of theoretical and practical methods and adaptation of storytelling techniques.

Learning Goals/Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, participants should be able to:

  • Read assigned books.
  • Attend and participate
  • Select a story to work on and deliver in one’s own way.
  • Select, prepare, and deliver stories for specialized audiences.
  • Select five stories from book and write a summary for each.
  • Maintain a personal reflective journal to be turned in with all final assignments.

Highlights/Samples of Course Work: A definite people-skills building course! It examined the various methods storytellers use to refine their presentations. The storytelling summaries encouraged self-interpretation skills while the role-play and peer-mentoring that occurred during class time polished my public speaking skills. My storytelling journal acted as a reflection of what I learned throughout the course.

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