ENGL 1001: Literature and Composition 1
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. (8th 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. (4th ed.) Austen, Jane. New York: Norton & Co. (2016).
Type: Textbook, ISBN: 978-0-393-26488-3
Bundle ISBN: 978-0-393-62641-4
- The Bare Essentials (10th ed.) Sarah Norton & Brian Green. Toronto: Nelson Education Ltd. (2021).
Type: Textbook. 9781774128411
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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||5%|
|Assignment 2: Critical Essay||15%|
|Assignment 3: Comparison and Contrast Essay||15%|
|Assignment 4: Research Essay on Pride and Prejudice||25%|
|Final Exam (mandatory)||40%|
Open Learning Faculty Member Information
An Open Learning Faculty Member is available to assist students. Students will receive the necessary contact information at the start of the course.