ENG 202 - Fiction
3 Lecture Hours
Prerequisites: ENG 102
This is a course in the comparative study of the short story and novel. Emphasis is on the American and European literary forms.
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:
- Describe the rise of the novel and short story (historical antecedents will be studied as appropriate).
- Define the conventions of fiction writing in different countries and periods.
- Apply a wide variety of convention to their interpretations of texts.
- Analyze literature from a variety of critical perspectives, including formalist, genre, historical, linguistic, philosophical, sociological, and psychological.
- Deepen critical thinking skills by writing analyses and/or giving oral presentations on specific literary texts.
- Synthesize information in a comprehensive essay examination at the conclusion of the course.
- Assess and critique theories of the novel and short story, including the nature and value of canonical texts.
- The rise and evolution of the novel and short story
- Conventional techniques such as points of view choices and effects
- Motifs and themes commonly encountered in fiction
- Application of literary theories in the analysis of fiction
Current recognized texts, handouts, videos, study sheets, Internet resources and multi-media.
Approved By: Sutin, Stewart Date Approved: 12/13/2006
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