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COMM 6120 Persuasive Storytelling: Welcome & Course Readings

Welcome to your course guide

Please find your required library readings below. If you have problems with the links below, please contact the Library. If you have APA questions about these materials, please contact the Writing Center.

COMM 6120 Required Course Readings

The links are for required readings found in the Walden databases ONLY. For all other readings, see your course resources.

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Adams, T. E. (2008). A review of narrative ethics. Qualitative Inquiry, 14(2), 175–194. doi: 10.1177/1077800407304417

Adamson, G., Pine, J., Van Steenhoven, T., & Kroupa, J. (2006). How storytelling can drive strategic change. Strategy & Leadership, 34(1), 36–41.

Denning, S. (2006). Effective storytelling: Strategic business narrative techniques. Strategy & Leadership, 34(1), 42–48.

Eliasoph, N. (1988). Routines and the making of oppositional news. Critical Studies in Mass Communication, 5(4), 313–334.

Finnegan, N. (1999). At boiling point: Like Water for Chocolate and the boundaries of Mexican identity.
Bulletin of Latin American Research,18(3), 311–326. NOTE: this pdf is in your Week 5 downloads, as part of a zip file.

Fisher, W. R. (1984). Narration as a human communication paradigm: The case of public moral argument. Communication Monographs, 51(1), 1–22. 

Lauritzen, P. (1997). Hear no evil, see no evil, think no evil: Ethics and the appeal to experience. Hypatia, 12(2), 83-104. Not available in the library.

MacDougall, D. (1991). Whose story is it? Visual Anthropology Review7(2), 2–10.  NOTE: this pdf is in your Week 5 downloads, as part of a zip file.

Poole, D. (2005). An excess of description: ethnography, race, and visual technologies. Annual Review Of Anthropology, 34(1), 159-179. doi:10.1146/annurev.anthro.33.070203.144034

Storrs, D. (2009). Teaching mills in Tokyo: Developing a sociological imagination through storytelling. Teaching Sociology, 37(1), 31–46.  doi: 10.1177/0092055X0903700104

Other Readings

Optional or supplemental readings may or may not be available in the library. Find further information about optional readings here.

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