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ENGL 270
Genre Fiction I


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 50

AA Discipline: [Humanities]

Lecture Hours:50


Description
This course is an investigation into a particular genre of fiction chosen by the instructor. Examples of genres might include science fiction, romance, detective, western, dystopian, mystery, horror, etc. Works may represent a variety of media, eras, or cultures of origin, but they will be united by the structures, archetypes, and themes found in that chosen genre. Formerly LIT 270. [H]

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Examine the primary function of narrative in literature, particularly how it relates to the chosen genre and how it creates meaning and context for our lives.
  • Formulate a theory about the role of a specific genre in our culture and the limitations it places on narratives.
  • Identify the various elements and themes that define a specific genre and explain how sub-genres are created.
  • Distinguish the unique voices of authors from a variety of social, political, and economic backgrounds within the chosen genre.
  • Appraise the ways a writer's work can be valuable both culturally and personally.
  • Employ appropriate literary terminology when discussing and/or writing about the genre.

  • Course Topics
  • Narrative Point of View
  • Narrative Structure
  • Characterization and Character Development
  • Authorial Intent
  • Cultural influences on Genre
  • Literary Archetypes and Tropes

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    ENGL 270
    Spring 2017
    7327
    Jeremiah Burt
    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.