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The American Short Story (ENG 255 (UG07))

Term: Fall Term 2007 (UNDG)


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3 credits
This course focuses on reading and analyzing selected short stories of renowned American writers. Students participate in class discussions and write papers to demonstrate close reading skills, to express individual interpretation, and to understand the common themes and unique literary characteristics of the genre. Students view films based on the literary selections to enlarge their perceptions of themes, characters, and settings. The course also covers cultural and historical contexts that influenced the authors.
Prerequisite: ENG 102. F/SU (HE, LA)