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English: Fiction Fast and Furious

ENGS 096 WQ6 (CRN: 14287)

2 Credit Hours

About ENGS 096 WQ6

In this intensive on-line course we'll read stories by classic authors like Hemingway, Faulkner, and Poe. But added to this mix will be some of today's most exciting writers like Amy Tan, Sherman Alexie, Sandra Cisneros, T. Coraghessan Boyle, and Jamaica Kincaid. Our emphasis will be on how to study fiction: understanding plot and character; identifying themes and point of view; and looking at a couple of critical approaches to literary interpretation.

Instructor

Arthur Biddle ()

Notes

Winter Session Online Course: 12/26/13-1/10/14; Open to both CE and Degree students. This course may or may not fulfill degree requirements for UVM students. Please consult with your Dean's Office if you have any questions about applicability of winter session courses toward graduation requirements; Instructor permission required

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Section Description

ENGS 096 OL WQ06 FICTION FAST AND FURIOUS Stories, stories, stories! Everyone loves to tell them. Everyone loves to read them. In this intensive on-line winter course we?ll read stories by classic authors like Hemingway, Faulkner, and Poe. But added to this mix will be some of today?s most exciting writers like Amy Tan, Sherman Alexie, Sandra Cisneros, T. Coraghessan Boyle, and Jamaica Kincaid. Our emphasis will be on how to study fiction: understanding plot and character; identifying themes and point of view; and looking at a couple of critical approaches to literary interpretation. And maybe most important of all?enjoying the magic of storytelling. The title reflects the brevity of the course?10 assignments over a period of 2 weeks--and the focus--an introduction to the study of fiction. Because it is so short it will be two credits instead of the more usual three. But it is the perfect opportunity if you need an extra credit or two for graduation and want to have some fun reading some good stories.

Section Expectation

Coursework Expectations ? Plan to spend several hours a day on the course. ? Read the assigned text, articles, or websites for each lesson. ? Respond to each reading assignment in a reflective journal write and/or a posting to the discussion board. ? Participate actively in all discussions. ? Submit reading response (RR) essays following the guidelines as scheduled. Contributions in Class Participants are expected to review all links posted in the lessons and take an active role in class discussions. Participation in discussion forum topics must be timely. .

Evaluation

Your course grade will be based on your journal writes, contributions to the discussion board, and your Reading Response essays. 1. Discussion Board participation 15 points 2. Journal Writes 15 points 3. RR essays RR1 20 points RR2 20 points RR3 30 points Total marks 100 points Grading 90-100 points A 80-89 points B 70-79 points C 60-69 points D 0-59 points F

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