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Applied Storytelling

This award is not eligible for Financial Aid

The Academic Certificate (AC) in Applied 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.

Details

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Field of Interest
Culture and Society
Type
Certificate
Academic Plan
Applied Storytelling (CER)
Academic Plan Code
6253N
Total Credits Required
30
Catalog Year
2020-2021
What You'll Learn

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Demonstrate the skills of oral storytelling to construct and deliver stories.
  2. Develop cultural awareness and a sense of community through oral storytelling.
  3. Employ the ethical protocols and practices of storytelling as they pertain to awareness of self and others.
  4. Utilize digital media to produce, present, promote, and preserve the stories and voices of storytellers.
  5. Maintain a repertoire of stories that reflect the individuals storytelling style and that can be adapted for a variety of situations or purposes.
  6. Tailor elements of storytelling for communication and performance contextualized to specific audiences.
  7. Apply the skills of oral storytelling to elevate the diverse voices and stories of others within their professional and personal communities.
Career Opportunities

Successful completion of this certificate may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Arizona-based annual median wages* for this program. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information.

There are additional career opportunities associated with this certificate that do not have occupational data available for Arizona at this time. These occupations are listed below:
  • Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Workers, All Other
* Wage information sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2019.
Admission Criteria

None.

Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include AAA/CPD150, AAA/CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.

Pathway Map Options

There are multiple options available for this pathway map. These options vary depending on the locations, partners, and available tracks of the program.

These pathway map options may share some common coursework. To explore what additional coursework may be required, select your desired option from the list below. Once selected, the list of courses and any associated details will be automatically updated.

Additional courses that are specific to your selected option will be highlighted with a blue border.

Full-time Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
EDU/HUM/STO292 The Art of Storytelling Critical course Gateway course C, HU 3
STO295 Traditional Storytelling Around the World 3
HIS/STO279 Creating and Telling Fact-Based Historical Stories 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
EDU/ENH/STO294 Multicultural Folktales Critical course C, HU 3
STO293 The Art of Storytelling II 3
STO297 Creating And Telling Personal Stories 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
STO286 or
EDU283AA/STO289AA or
STO289AB or
STO289AC or
STO289AD or
STO289AG
Using Storytelling In A Variety Of Settings or Using Storytelling In Educational Settings or Using Storytelling In Business Settings or Using Storytelling In Healing Settings or Using Storytelling In Interpretive Settings or Using Storytelling in Advocacy Settings Select three (3) credits from the choices. 1–3
STO282AC Service-Learning Experience in Storytelling Students will complete 15 hours of storytelling in the community. 3

Part-time Sequence

Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
EDU/HUM/STO292 The Art of Storytelling Critical course Gateway course C, HU 3
EDU/ENH/STO294 Multicultural Folktales Critical course C, HU 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
STO295 Traditional Storytelling Around the World 3
HIS/STO279 Creating and Telling Fact-Based Historical Stories 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
STO293 The Art of Storytelling II 3
STO297 Creating And Telling Personal Stories 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
STO286 or
EDU283AA/STO289AA or
STO289AB or
STO289AC or
STO289AD or
STO289AG
Using Storytelling In A Variety Of Settings or Using Storytelling In Educational Settings or Using Storytelling In Business Settings or Using Storytelling In Healing Settings or Using Storytelling In Interpretive Settings or Using Storytelling in Advocacy Settings Select three (3) credits from the choices. 3
STO282AC Service-Learning Experience in Storytelling Students will complete 15 hours of storytelling in the community. 3

Pathway Map Option Details

No pathway map option has been selected. Please select from the pathway map options listed above.

Course Area Key

Gateway Course = Generally the first major-specific course in a pathway.

Critical Course = A course that is highly predictive of future success in a pathway.

Disclaimer

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

This certificate is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.

View MCCCD’s curriculum website for the Academic Certificate in Applied Storytelling (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=138916).


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