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The Short Story

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This course examines the short story through notable works and writers.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5 weeks

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    Elements of Plot and Setting

    • Explain the relationship of setting to other elements of short stories.
    • Identify the key elements of a typical plot structure in short stories.
    • Describe the four basic types of conflict found in short stories.

    Characterization and Themes

    • Analyze the use of characterization in short stories.
    • Identify common themes found in short stories.

    Point of View

    • Explain how narrative viewpoint influences the mood and tone of a story.
    • Describe the major narrative points of view used in short stories.

    Functions of Language in Short Stories

    • Explain the importance of diction as a function of storytelling.
    • Describe the use of imagery in short stories.
    • Explain the value of symbolism in short stories.
    • Identify uses of irony in short fiction.

    Understanding Short Fiction

    • Explain the relevance and purpose of short stories.
    • Identify the characteristics and elements of short stories.
    • Compare the short story with other forms of fiction
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