Jun 18, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
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LIT 112H - Introduction to Fiction

Credit(s): 3

This introductory course focuses on the reading, enjoyment, and critical analysis of the short story and the novel. Students will read world literature, as well as contemporary writers of the American West; minority writers; and writers focusing on the lives of immigrants, expatriates and first-generation Americans. (Spring Semester)

Course Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the course, students will be able to
  • Describe intellectual and aesthetic elements of fiction.
  • Identify the difference between slick (genre) and literary fiction.
  • Explain the concept of canonical history and of literary theories.
  • Analyze literary fiction in writing.
  • Read, discuss, and evaluate a variety of fiction texts.
  • Employ literary terminology in written or oral assignments.
  • Describe the critical and cultural significance of fiction.
  • Write critically and/or imaginatively about fiction.
  • Examine the nature of human experience and/or artistic expression.

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