Last updated: February 23, 2005
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PSY 444 Story in Psychology: Narrative Perspectives on Human Behavior -- Background, Syllabus, & Schedule
This course was originally entitled "Narrative Psychology." The name of the course was changed in 2003-2004 with the permission of the LMC Curriculum Committee.
This course was first taught in the Spring, 1996 to a group of Le Moyne College Seniors (4th year undergraduate students). It has been offered again five times: the Spring 1997, Fall 1997, and Spring, 1998, 2000, & 2001 semesters. It comprises one of our department's "advanced topics" courses"; all graduating majors must complete one of these courses.
Other Pedagogical Resources
As teachers search for pedagogically-related web resources for courses and seminars in narrative, discourse analysis, and other forms of narratively-related topics, this guide will suggest some starting points.
General & Interdisciplinary
The World Lecture Hall [U Texas-Austin]. Perhaps the premier starting point for the retrieval of syllabi, course materials, etc. on the web.
IAS 420. Human Experience. Instructor: Thomas V. McGovern, ASU West."Examination of the human experience via autobiographies and personal narratives. Multicultural, historical, artistic, and scientific perspectives on individual lives." from catalog course description
- Autobiographies: Diverse Lives and Critiques. Online bibliography from Spring, 1997, a part of a course portfolio for IAS 420.
PSY 340 Narrative Psychology: Interviewing and Narrative Analysis. Instructor: Gary S. Gregg, Kalamazoo College. "During the last decade and a half, social scientists have increasingly employed interviewing methods and analysis of narrative data to investigate basic psychological processes. Many now argue that memory, identity, and social cognition -- and human cognition generally -- are fundamentally organized by metaphoric and narrative structures. This seminar will provide an introduction to several interviewing and narrative analysis strategies." (from course syllabus introduction).
Ken Gergen: Course Syllabi [Swarthmore College] include his courses on Reading Culture; Self and Other; Concepts of the Person; Identity and Community; Technology, Self, and Society; and The self Theory, Ideology, and Practice.
Selfhood (Psychology 319)
David Leary (University Professor)
University of Richmond
On this course page, historian and psychologist, David Leary, presents a comprehensive set of pedagogical materials for his course on the nature of Selfhood. Materials include a syllabus and a lengthy bibliography of sources. His course takes narrative as a significant focus in its review of historical and contemporary approaches to the self.
EXP-4640/PSY-5916 Psychology of Language. Instructor: Dr. Rolf A. Zwaan "Language processing, speech recognition, semantic memory, sentence processing, discourse comprehension, language production, conversation, language acquisition. Syllabus, calendar, assignments, student work, and links to related materials" --from description at the World Lecture Hall-Psychology (U Texas, Austin) page.
Qualitative Research Online Syllabi. A broad collection of syllabi at The Qualitative Report site.
Communications, Journalism, & Media Studies
SPE 386P: Language, Culture, and Communication. Instructor: Madeline M. Maxwell, U Texas-Austin. "This course examines the relationships between language (meaning systems, symbolic structure) and cultural forms of thought, action and imagination. Particular attention is paid to developing an approach to communication that combines the formal properties of language with the dynamics of social interaction. Different communication media (oral, written, signed, etc) have impacts on forms of cultural consciousness." -- from online description.
English & Literature
ENG 309K: Contemporary Autobiography in the United States. Instructor: Natasha Sinutko, U Texas, Austin. "Students read and write about autobiographies of the United States as cultural referentsóas rhetorical vehicles for assessing and changing American culture. Students learn how computer classrooms highlight the importance of attention to audience and style, and how using a computer influences the writing process. Syllabus, assignments, student autobiographies, and
links to related materials." From description at the World Lecture Hall-English & Writing (U Texas, Austin) page.
Eng 60A: Contemporary Critical Theory. Instructor: Tim Spurgin, Lawrence University. "Nineteenth-century precursors to theory (Marx, Freud, Nietzsche), twentieth-century theorists (Bakhtin, Derrida, Foucault), and recent writers (including Butler, Sedgwick, Gates, and bell hooks). Syllabus, calendar, assignments, student work, and links to related materials." From description at the World Lecture Hall-English & Writing (U Texas, Austin) page.
ENLT2428: Literary Narrative in an Information Age. Instructor: Matt Kirschenbaum, U Virginia. "Contemporary fiction seminar which explores the ways writers have responded to postmodern aesthetics, media culture, and advanced information technology. Syllabus, calendar, student work, Web-based final projects, and links to related materials" From description at the World Lecture Hall-English & Writing (U Texas, Austin) page.
ENG 016: Narrative Matters: Introduction to Narrative. Instructor: Martin Irvine, Georgetown University. "Narrative in novels and film. Links to texts ranging from Beowulf to Neuromancer and films from Star Wars to Chinatown. We trace the narrative form of the "quest romance" from early medieval narratives to Frankenstein and Blade Runner. Syllabus, calendar, assignments, student work, and links to related materials." From description at the World Lecture Hall-Humanities (U Texas, Austin) page.
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