This course introduces short stories and the novel through examples of the genres drawn
primarily from the twentieth century. The course is not a chronological or historical survey of
literature. Instead, it examines the general characteristics of fiction by focusing on short
stories and a novel. This course also provides a review of basic grammar, punctuation, and
instruction in composing critical essays. ENGL 1011 (Literature and Composition II) is the
continuation of ENGL 1001 and focuses on drama and poetry.
- Identify and correct faults in sentences and paragraphs.
- Describe the components and basic structure of a short story and novel using specific
examples from works studied in the course.
- Identify and discuss the literary patterns in a short story or novel.
- Read prose literature beyond the factual or literal level, for example, on a metaphorical
level that reveals the human condition.
- Write coherent and focused critical essays on literary texts and topics. Apply analytical
techniques in a critical essay.
- Apply analytical techniques in a critical essay.
Module 1: Introduction to Short Stories
Module 2: Characterization
Module 3: Setting
Module 4: Plot
Module 5: Point of View
Module 6: Style
Module 7: Theme
Required text and materials
The following materials are required for this course:
- The Norton Anthology of Short Fiction. 8 ed. R.V. Cassill et al.. New York: W.W.
Norton & Co. (2015).
Type: Textbook, ISBN: 978-0-393-93775-6
- Pride and Prejudice, A Norton Critical Edition. Austen, Jane. New York: Norton &
Type: Textbook, ISBN: 978-0-393-26488-3
Bundle ISBN: 978-0-393-62641-4
- The Bare Essentials (9th ed.) Sarah Norton & Brian Green. Toronto: Nelson
Education Ltd. (2017).
Type: Textbook. ISBN: 978-0-17-658399-6
- Workbook for The Bare Essentials (9th ed.) Sarah Norton & Brian Green. Toronto:
Nelson Education Ltd. (2017).
Type: Looseleaf Textbook. ISBN: 978-0-17-672505-1
Please be aware that due to COVID-19 safety guidelines all in-person exams have been suspended. As such, all final exams are currently being delivered through ProctorU, which has an approximate fee of $35 involved. There will be more information in your course shell, on how to apply, if your course has a final exam.
To successfully complete this course, students must achieve a passing grade of 50% or higher on
the overall course, and 50% or higher on the final mandatory exam.
|Assignment 1: Diagnostic Essay
|Assignment 2: Critical Essay
|Assignment 3: Comparison and Contrast Essay
|Assignment 4: Research Essay on Pride and Prejudice
|Final exam (mandatory)
Open Learning Faculty Member
An Open Learning Faculty Member is available to assist students. Students will receive the necessary contact information at the start of your course.