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LIT211 - Short Story
Catalog Description: Focuses on the unique characteristics of the genre. Explores classical and contemporary representative stories from around the world. Applies a variety of literary criticism models to selected stories. Online course requires computer knowledge. Prerequisite: ENG101.
Lecture: 3 hrs.
Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):
Upon the successful completion of this course, a student will be able to:
1. Explain their personal preferences and opinions relating to classical and contemporary short stories from around the world;
2. Define the formal elements of narrative (point of view, plot, character, setting, mood, tone, theme, and symbol);
3. Evaluate short stories using a variety of literary criticism models (Formalism, Semiotics, Post-colonial, Feminism, etc.);
4. Identify influential writers of short fiction;
5. Identify landmark works of short fiction;
6. Apply the rules of mechanics correctly in written work;
7.Employ credible academic sources as part of literary research;
8. Create coherent written critiques of short fiction.
Effective Term: Fall 2019