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Traditional and Fact-Based Storytelling

This award is not eligible for Financial Aid

The Academic Certificate (AC) in Traditional and Fact-Based Storytelling is designed to provide students with an understanding of universal themes and basic practices, which are the foundation for storytelling. The program provides interactive storytelling training, which will enhance the skills of persons in areas such as education, the performing arts, community advocacy, workforce and business entrepreneurship, mental health, the ministry, and interpretive settings such as museums and parks. This program will also aid students interested in enhancing interpersonal relations skills and in using stories in family and community settings.


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Field of Interest
Culture and Society
Academic Plan
Traditional and Fact-Based Storytelling (CER)
Total Credits Required
Effective term
Fall 2020

This program is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.
Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses within the program.

This program replaces: AC/6217N Interdisciplinary Storytelling

What You'll Learn
  • Demonstrate the skills of oral storytelling to construct and deliver stories. (HIS/STO279, STO295)
  • Develop cultural awareness and a sense of community through oral storytelling. (HIS/STO279, STO295)
  • Employ the ethical protocols and practices of storytelling as they pertain to awareness of self and others. (HIS/STO279, STO295)
  • Utilize digital media to produce, present, promote, and preserve the stories and voices of storytellers. (HIS/STO279, STO295)
  • Maintain a repertoire of stories that reflect the individual's storytelling style and that can be adapted for a variety of situations or purposes. (HIS/STO279, STO295)
Career Opportunities
Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
HIS/STO279Creating and Telling Fact-Based Historical Stories3
STO295Traditional Storytelling Around the World3

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