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ENGL 270
Detective and Spy Literature


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 50

AA Discipline: [Humanities]

Lecture Hours:50


Description
Surveys selected thriller literature from 1840 to the present. Formerly LIT 270.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to:
  • Examine the primary function of narrative in literature, especially as it relates to detective and spy fiction, and how it crafts a meaning and context for our lives.
  • Inspect the differences among the following stylistic genres in detective fiction: the "cozy," the "police procedural," the "puzzler," and the "hard-boiled" types of detective fiction.
  • Compare, discuss, and evaluate the contributions to the classic mystery tradition, by writers, such as Wilkie Collins, Edgar Allan Poe, Arthur Conan Doyle, Dorothy Sayers, Agatha Christie, Rex Stout, and Ellery Queen.
  • Compare, discuss, and evaluate the contributions to the classic espionage tradition by such writers as Eric Ambler, Len Deighton, Helen MacInnes, Frederick Forsythe, John LeCarre, and Tom Clancy.

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    ENGL 270
    Spring 2013
    6371
    Virginia McConnell
    ENGL 270
    Summer 2012
    6676
    Kimberly Tolson
    ENGL 270
    Summer 2012
    6674
    Kimberly Tolson
    ENGL 270
    Winter 2010
    1441
    Michael Kiefel


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
    X
     
     
     
     
    X
     
     
     
     

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.