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ENG 202 - Fiction

Credits: 3
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.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Describe the rise of the novel and short story (historical antecedents will be studied as appropriate).
  2. Define the conventions of fiction writing in different countries and periods.
  3. Apply a wide variety of convention to their interpretations of texts.
  4. Analyze literature from a variety of critical perspectives, including formalist, genre, historical, linguistic, philosophical, sociological, and psychological.
  5. Deepen critical thinking skills by writing analyses and/or giving oral presentations on specific literary texts.
  6. Synthesize information in a comprehensive essay examination at the conclusion of the course.
  7. Assess and critique theories of the novel and short story, including the nature and value of canonical texts.
Listed Topics
  1. The rise and evolution of the novel and short story
  2. Conventional techniques such as points of view choices and effects
  3. Motifs and themes commonly encountered in fiction
  4. Application of literary theories in the analysis of fiction
Reference Materials
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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