eng265 | undergraduate
The Short Story
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.
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Understanding Short Fiction
- Identify the characteristics and elements of short stories.
- Compare the short story with other forms of fiction
- Explain the relevance and purpose of short stories.
Point of View
- Describe the major narrative points of view used in short stories.
- Explain how narrative viewpoint influences the mood and tone of a story.
Elements of Plot and Setting
- Identify the key elements of a typical plot structure in short stories.
- Describe the four basic types of conflict found in short stories.
- Explain the relationship of setting to other elements of short stories.
Characterization and Themes
- Analyze the use of characterization in short stories.
- Identify common themes found 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.
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