Story and the Brain

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Course Number
ENGL 170SB
Number of Units
3
Session
A
Scholarship/s Available
No

This interdisciplinary course about the power of storytelling aims to provide students with an understanding of how storytelling shapes our minds, and how our minds shape the stories that we tell. We will explore topics such as empathy, emotion, mind-reading, memory, and imagination, and how they relate to narrative by reading foundational works from the cognitive sciences alongside novels, graphic narratives, TV shows, and poetry from the 20th and 21st centuries. This 4-unit course counts toward the Literature and Mind Specialization

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