This course develops reading, writing, and critical thinking skills beyond the level achieved in English 101 and requires the writing of a minimum of 10,000 words in essays and a research paper throughout the semester. It emphasizes logical reasoning, analysis, and strategies of argumentation using literature and literary criticism. Evaluations of texts reveal the multicultural/global aspects of our society, which include traditional and contemporary forms in fiction, poetry, essays, and drama.
Assignment: Fiction (Paper #1)
PART I (3-pages):
Choose one of the following stories below and write a complete, considered answer.
Analyze the character, theme and setting of (1) of the following stories.
“An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge”
“Shooting of an Elephant”
“The Yellow Birds”
PART II (2-pages):
Write a short story.
Assure that it incorporates the literary devices we’ve covered thus far (theme, setting, characters, symbols, etc.)
EXTRA-CREDIT: up to (10) points will be added to your overall grade for presenting
your short story to the class. Please assure that your reading is professional and
appropriate – meaning you speak clearly and have rehearsed.
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Citation Format: MLA
Total Length: 5 pages
Part I: 3 pages
Part II: 2 pages
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