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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
  • Identify the primary function of narrative in all literature; to craft a meaning and context for our lives
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the unique elements of the genre “detective fiction” in writing and in classroom discussion
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the unique elements of the genre “espionage fiction” in writing and in classroom discussion
  • Identify and explain the differences between the “cozy,” “police procedural,” “puzzler,” and “hard-boiled” stylistic genres of detective fiction
  • Demonstrate familiarity with the classic mystery literature tradition (for example, Wilkie Collins, Edgar Allen Poe, Agatha Christie, Dorothy Sayers, Rex Stout, and/or Ellery Queen)
  • Demonstrate familiarity with the classic espionage tradition (for example, Eric Ambler, Len Deighton, Helen MacInnes, Frederick Forsyth, John le Carre, and/or 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.