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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ENG 453 - Studies in Fiction

Extensive reading and analysis of prose fiction. May be repeated up to 15 credits under a different subtitle.

Prerequisites: ENG 302 and ENG 303, or permission of instructor.

Credits: (5)

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Identify the formal elements and generic conventions of fiction and explain how formal choices contribute to meaning.
  • Compare and contrast works of fiction based on theme, subgenre, historical context, and/or historical context.
  • Analyze and discuss the development of a genre in relation to specific historical, material, or cultural conditions.
  • Discuss and analyze the thematic concerns of fictional works.
  • Write formal and informal responses to fictional works that demonstrate engagement, reflective thought about the writer’s own assumptions, effective inquiry, and responsible interpretation.
  • Apply theoretical approaches to the analysis of fictional texts.
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