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Readings in the Short Story

ENG 221W

Readings in the Short Story

ENG 221W

Course Description

Prerequisites: Prerequisites: READING LEVEL 3 and any approved College Composition I course with a minimum grade of C.

Includes reading selected short stories of British, American, and other authors. Increases understanding of this relatively modern form, and explores ways in which the short story is personally meaningful in depicting our perception of ourselves and the world in which we live. Credit may be earned in ENG 221W or LIT 221W but not both. (45-0)

Outcomes and Objectives

Analyze literature in the subject area.

Objectives:

  • Interpret the meanings of literary works using various theoretical approaches.
  • Identify various literary genres.
  • Demonstrate analytical understanding through writing.
  • Identify particular uses in stories of literary devices, such as metaphor and symbol.
  • Assemble the various elements of the story to synthesize a particular interpretation.

Participate in writing to learn activities.

Objectives:

  • Perform writing tasks to promote learning.
  • Write effectively for a specific audience and purpose.
  • Demonstrate the learning of concepts through writing.
  • Communicate their understanding of a story’s meaning in writing.

Demonstrate an understanding of the cultural and historical context for this body of literature.

Objectives:

  • Identify parallels between the fictional world as the story presents it and reality.
  • Judge by applicability the "truths" of the story to their understanding of the world and themselves.