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ENGL 242 C: Reading Prose Fiction

Summer Term: 
Meeting Time: 
MTWTh 10:50am - 11:50am
SMI 205
Shawn Wong
Shawn Wong

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Students will read a wide range of short fiction (using a course reader) from different countries, in different formats, ranging from traditional storytelling to experimental. The class will also study how other forms of storytelling convey message from film to plays to radio drama. What is the reader's responsibility to a text? What is the writer's responsibility to his or her own text and/or the reader?

Assignments will include weekly response papers to the reading, collaborative group discussion in organizing and leading a discussion of the stories in class, and a longer essay that compares and contrasts literary forms.

Catalog Description: 
Critical interpretation and meaning in works of prose fiction, representing a variety of types and periods.
GE Requirements: 
Arts and Humanities (A&H)
Writing (W)
Other Requirements Met: 
Last updated: 
March 16, 2016 - 11:28am