2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
    
    Jun 25, 2024  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

ENGL 234 - Storytelling in the Sciences


Credits: 3
We often assume that science and storytelling are as different from one another as fact from fiction. In this course, we will explore the idea that we need storytelling in order to understand science, and that we need science in order to understand storytelling. Throughout the semester, we will investigate all kinds of science storytelling, from cave paintings to modern film. We will explore the scientific function of ancient myth, we’ll read a novel about a velociraptor written by a paleontologist, and we’ll explore how a critical eye toward storytelling can help us to understand what is happening right now with the pandemic.
General Education Area: Humanities