Storytelling in American Culture

Course Description

Explores how stories are told among different ethnic groups within the United States. This course will critically examine how collective memories are selected, organized, transformed, contested, and retold as origin myths, multicultural histories, family lore, heroic epics, trickster tales, traumatic experiences, slave narratives, immigrant testimonies, spectacular events, war memorials, celebrity biographies, malicious rumors, urban legends, animated fairy-tales, knowledge and science fiction films.

Class Details

CRN Course Section Days Times Instructor Loc
47799 HUMI 5 01Z M·W···· 03:30 PM-07:20 PM Wendy White ONLINE

Class Materials: View textbook and/or other materials for this course available at the Bookstore.
Class Dates: This class runs from 2022-05-16 to 2022-06-24.

Footnote Information

HUMI-005.-01Z -: Fully ONLINE. This class meets each week on scheduled days and times as noted in the class listing. Students must have access to a computer, the internet and an individual email address. We recommend a laptop or desktop computer to successfully complete the course; a tablet or phone may not be adequate for all assignments and tests. Most De Anza classes will use the Canvas course management system. Information about Canvas and Online Education Orientation can be found in Canvas on the Student Resources page: . The Student Online Resources hub with extensive information and tips can be found at .

Course Details

4 Units
Four hours lecture (48 hours total per quarter).
Gen Ed
General Education Class
Program Status
Program Applicable
Credit - Degree Applicable
Grading Method
Letter Grading


See general education pages for the requirements this course meets.
EWRT 1A or EWRT 1AH or (EWRT 1AS and EWRT 1AT) or ESL 5.
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