EN 234 Introduction to Fiction
S1T 2006 DL
Professor of English (Retired)
PhDMissouri Secondary Language Arts (Life)
January 9 - March 5, 2006
Textbook: Text: The Story and Its Writer: An Introduction to Short Fiction. Bedford/St. Martin's, 2003.
Author: Charters, Ann.
Text: The Awakening. Paper. Norton, 1994.
Author: Chopin, Kate
Text: Joseph Andrews with Shamela and Related
Writings. Norton Critical Edition. Norton, 1987.
Author: Fielding, Henry.
Text: Native Son. Perennial, 2003.
Author: Wright, Richard
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List of References for EN234
Introduction to Fiction Resource Page
Below is a list of locations you can go to for support of your writing tasks; simply click on the appropriate item.
Online Reference Resources
Skillin, Edward, Jr. "Richard Wright's Native Son: A Review" Chicken Bones: A Journal for literary and Artistic African-American Themes. http://www.nathanielturner.com/richardwright2.htm
Avoiding Plagiarism (Indiana) http://www.indiana.edu/~wts/wts/plagiarism.html
Skylar Hamilton Burris. "A Catalogue of Symbols in The Awakening by Kate Chopin." http://www.literatureclassics.com/ancientpaths/awakening.html
Kate Chopin--A RE-Awakening: Electronic Library. http://www.pbs.org/katechopin/library/
From "When We Dead Awaken by Adrienne Rich http://www.angelfire.com/ca/iloveDave/myar.html
Online English Dictionary and Thesaurus www.dictionary.com
Online Dictionary and links to grammar guides for 110 languages, including English http://www.yourdictionary.com/
Aardvark's English Forum for Students and Teachers of English including ESL and EFL http://www.english-forum.com/
Arts & Letters Daily http://www.aldaily.com/
Full text reference library, Bartlett's Quotations http://www.bartleby.com/
Library of Congress http://www.loc.gov/
Electric Library http://www.elibrary.com/
My Virtual Reference Desk http://www.refdesk.com/
The Guide to Grammar and Writing http://www.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/
Grammar and Style Notes http://andromeda.rutgers.edu/~jlynch/Writing/
**AND, OF COURSE, NO BIBLIOGRAPHY WOULD BE COMPLETE WITHOUT:
Glauner, Jeff. Essentials of Grammar: A Textbook for Teachers, Editors, Secretaries, Writers, and Other Semiwilling Curmudgeons, 2nd Ed. http://captain.park.edu/jglauner/EN-ED325%20F2F/GramText.htm
Online Writing Labs
On-Line Writing Lab (Purdue) http://owl.english.purdue.edu/
Writing Resources (Yahoo) http://www.yahoo.com/Social_Science/Communications/Writing/
Course Description: Close reading of selected works of English and American prose fiction, emphasizing the historical development of the novel and short story. 3:0:3
Educational Philosophy: "And gladly wolde he lerne, and gladly teche," says Chaucer's Oxford scholar. Today's teachers need not be threadbare like the "clerk," but they must continue to celebrate learning and teaching, tempting students to seek first that which enriches the mind and human spirit.
Class Assessment: a) completing weekly reading assignments;
b) completing weekly discussion activities
c) completing weekly homework assignments
d) completing weekly reading research and response assignments.
e) completing a 1000-1500-word research paper (including prospectus and two drafts).
f) completing a response to a classmate's research paper first draft.
g) completing a proctored final examination
Grading: Weekly Discussion/Homework Assignments 30% (300 points)
Weekly Reading Research and Response Assignments 20% (200 points)
Research Project (two drafts) 20% (200 points total. 1st draft: 50 points. Final draft: 150 points.)
Final Examination 30% (300 points)
Total 100% (1000 points)
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