May 24, 2020  
2019-2020 University Bulletin 
    
2019-2020 University Bulletin
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ENGL 220 - On the Origin of Stories

3 hours
Could storytelling be one of our most ancient behaviors, which helped us survive and evolve as a species, or is it a more recent, cultural development? Would knowing the answer to this question make a difference in how we understand stories? Drawing on insights from both science and literature, this course will explore these and related questions, which are the focus of lively, ongoing debates among evolutionary scientists, anthropologists, psychologists, philosophers, literary critics, and story tellers.

Prerequisite(s): ENGL 101 

This course will satisfy the core area requirement in literature.



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