College of Humanities and Social Sciences

ENGH 412: Topics in Folklore Studies

ENGH 412-002: Digital Storytelling
(Fall 2017)

10:30 AM to 11:45 AM TR

Innovation Hall 215G

Section Information for Fall 2017

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Digital Storytelling (DTS) is a nascent field in Folklore Studies. It 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 (narrative form, 3-Act Structure, performance) 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.

Satisfies Creative Writing.

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Exploration of various aspects of folklore and folklife such as folklore and literature, folk arts, folk song, and material culture. Notes: May be repeated when topic is different with permission of department. May be repeated within the term.
Recommended Prerequisite: Satisfaction of University requirements in 100-level English and in Mason Core literature.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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