ENG 271N: Introduction to Literature: Genre: Short Story and Novel

Credits 3 Class Hours3 lecture

This course provides an introduction to two major types of literature: the short story and the novel. Students will read, analyze, and discuss works of fiction as well as learn how to apply various principles of interpretation to literary works. The goal of the course is to help students achieve a greater understanding, appreciation, and enjoyment of literary works of fiction.


“C” or higher in ENG 100.

Semester Offered Fall, Spring (once every 3 semesters)
Diversification: Literatures — DL
Course Student Learning Outcomes (CSLOs)
  1. Use common terms and concepts appropriate to the study of literature.
  2. Analyze key aspects of literature, such as how fiction writers use plot, character, setting, point of view, symbolism, and theme, and how poets use imagery, musical devices, diction, form, and tone.
  3. Place and explain literary works within their historical and cultural contexts.
  4. Connect the themes expressed in literature to their own experiences.
  5. Write engaging and well-supported essays using analysis and synthesis to explore literary themes.