VIC209H1: How Stories Work

Hours: 
24S

Stories give shape and substance to the things we believe in, from scientific theories and sacred texts to literary tales and philosophical propositions. They perpetuate ideals and identities, and sustain institutions and communities. This course will take up a set of texts from the arts, sciences, religions and several other storytelling traditions, ancient and modern, considering their claims to authority and making connections between them.

Distribution Requirements: 
Humanities
Breadth Requirements: 
Creative and Cultural Representations (1)