Fall 2016 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions

McKenzie, Renea
Discipline and Number
LIT 2331 Section 501
T Time 7:00 PM - 9:45 PM
Course Title
Masterpieces of World Literature

Description of Course:

Across time and geography, people have always told stories. These stories often provide order and meaning to people's lives; mirror and/or project certain cultural values, norms, and ideals; and enlighten, exhort, and entertain those who tell, read, and hear them. In this course, we will read a number of short stories from a variety of cultures in order to understand what makes a story “work,” what makes a story “good,” and how stories provide insight into those cultures that differ from our own various cultural contexts.

Required Texts:

The Norton Anthology of Short Fiction, Shorter Eighth Edition by Richard Bausch. Paperback; ISBN: 978-0-393-93776-3

Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:

10%: Weekly Reading Quizzes
5%: Discussion Leading
10%: Discussion/Class Participation
50%: Reading Response Papers (5 papers, 2-3 pgs. each)
25%: Final Project: 6-8 pgs. Writing and research with a brief (5 min) presentation.

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