IS 409 Storytelling

Fundamental principles of the art of storytelling including techniques of adaptation and presentation; content and sources of materials; methods of learning; practice in storytelling; planning the story hour for school and public libraries and other public information settings; and audio, video, and digital media.

Learning objectives

  • To explore story sources, selection, performance, and narration 
  • To tell stories and grapple with the practical aspects of storytelling as a communication art 
  • To gain a deeper theoretical understanding of the nature of story and its place in society
  • To attain an understanding of folklore and its dissemination, along with awareness of ongoing controversies over the meaning and interpretation of tales
  • To create programs using storytelling, for people of all ages
  • To develop confidence that each person is already a storyteller with the potential to become a better one

Recent syllabus

Scheduled Offerings

  • Spring 2019

    • IS409AG
      Mon, 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm
      Room 131
      On-Campus
      Meets with IS 409 AU.
      Instructor
      Daniel Keding
      CRN
      67373
      Length
      16 weeks
      Credit hours
      2 - 4
    • IS409AO
      Thu, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Online
      Restricted to graduate students in the School of Information Sciences.
      Instructor
      Douglas Lipman
      CRN
      67560
      Length
      16 weeks
      Credit hours
      2 - 4
    • IS409AU
      Mon, 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm
      Room 131
      On-Campus
      Meets with IS 409 AG.
      Instructor
      Daniel Keding
      CRN
      67641
      Length
      16 weeks
      Credit hours
      3

Textbooks and Course Materials

Available from the Illinois Union Bookstore (IUB).