2018 INNO SUMMER INSTITUTE
This course will teach students how to recognize archetypes found across classic stories. We will draw parallels between English and History by reading and analyzing folk tales in greek mythology, fairy tales, and foreign folklore. Students will learn about common archetypes such as the valiant knight, the damsel in distress, and the underdog. Towards the end of the course, the students will be able to identify these archetypes and use their skills to analyze modern media. For the culminating project, the students will create a narrated skit displaying their newfound knowledge in an engaging and humorous way.
Day 1: What is an Archetype?
Day 2: Mentors and Mysterious Strangers
Day 3: The Dangers of Curiosity and Pride
Day 4: Rags to Riches
Day 5: How Setting Affects Plot
Day 6: Why So Patriarchal?
Day 7: Eastern Literature and Religion
Day 8: The Story Behind the Stories
Day 9: Modern Archetypes and Film Analysis
Day 10: Performance at Student Exhibition