EN 234 Introduction to Fiction
F2T 2007 DL
Wenner, James A.
BSED-Ohio University Majors: History-Government; Minor: EnglishMED-Education-Ohio University
Southern Shores, NC
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October 20-December 16, 2007
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Text: The Story and Its Writer: An Introduction to Short Fiction. Bedford/St. Martin's, 2003.
Author: Charters, Ann.
Text: The Awakening. Norton, 1994.
Author: Chopin, Kate
Text: Joseph Andrews with Shamela and Related
Writings. Norton Critical Edition. Norton, 1987.
Author: Fielding, Henry.
Text: Native Son. Perrennial, 2003.
Author: Wright, Richard
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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
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
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Educational Philosophy: Interactiveness is the key to Introduction to Fiction. Through readings, writings, discussions and postings, students and the instructor will be able to interact. Essays, a final exam, a major paper, and discussions will be used to cover the course's materail.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
The Core Assessment for En 234 is a critical paper consisting of no fewer than 5-8 pages of original literary analysis using personal insights and primary and secondary sources. MLA documentation, including a Work Cited page, is also required. A minimum of 3 sources are required, and must include a range of types of sources, including online and traditional print sources. The core assessment must account for no less than 25 % of the final grade.
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Henry Fielding’s Joseph Andrews-Books I and II
Homework, Reading Response-72 points
2 Foundations of Fiction
Henry Fielding’s Joseph Andrews-Books III and IV
Prospectus for research paper
Discussion, Prospectus, Homework and Reading Response-70 points
3 Old Stories
Melville, Crane, Joyce
Discussion, Homework, Reading Response-72 points
4 Kate Chopin’s The Awakening
Faulkner, O’Connor, Marquez
Rough first draft of research paper-50 points
Discussion, Reading Response-72 points
6 Richard Wright’s Native Son (first half)
Discussion, Homework, Reading Response-71 points
7 Richard Wright’s Native Son (second half)
Research paper-final draft-150 points
Discussion, Reading Response-71 points
8 Final examination-300 points
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