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English Literature (ENG)
118 Prince Lucien Campbell, 541-346-3911
English
College of Arts & Sciences
Course Data
  ENG 104   Intro Lit: Fiction >1 4.00 cr.
Works representing the principal literary genres.
Grading Options: Optional for all students
Instructor: Zandstra RE-mailHomepage Office:   301B Tykeson Hall
Phone:   (541) 346-0055
Additional Web Resources AvailableWeb-related Resources: Course Description
 
  CRN Avail Max Time Day Location Instructor Notes
  32002 0 33 1000-1120 tr 360 CON Zandstra R Additional Web Resources Available

Final Exam:

0800-1000 r 6/11 360 CON
Academic Deadlines
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March 29:   Process a complete drop (100% refund, no W recorded)
April 5:   Drop this course (100% refund, no W recorded)
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April 6:   Drop this course (75% refund, no W recorded; after this date, W's are recorded)
April 6:   Process a complete drop (75% refund, no W recorded; after this date, W's are recorded)
April 8:   Add this course
April 8:   Last day to change to or from audit
April 12:   Withdraw from this course (75% refund, W recorded)
April 19:   Withdraw from this course (50% refund, W recorded)
April 26:   Withdraw from this course (25% refund, W recorded)
May 17:   Withdraw from this course (0% refund, W recorded)
May 17:   Change grading option for this course
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Expanded Course Description
ENG 104 offers students a broad introduction to the study of literary fiction, one of the major genres in literary studies. Whether readings focus on the stories and novels of major writers or on works from a specific period or national tradition, students develop analytical skills that will allow them to think, write, and speak intelligently about fiction. The course addresses basic questions about the nature of prose narrative and the interrelated activities of reading, writing, and interpretation. What is a story, and what role do stories play in our cultural and political lives? Is interpretation of a literary text a purely subjective process, or are some interpretations more valid than others? Narrative technique, point of view, and character development are some of the terms and concepts examined in the course, though each instructor will bring his or her own analytical framework to the class. Weekly readings of short stories and novels are substantial in scope and difficulty, and students will be asked to compose critical essays of varying length, totaling at least 8-10 pages. As a basic introduction to a major genre in the field of literary studies, this course satisfies the university's Group Requirement in the Arts and Letters category. It is not recommended for English Majors, who are encouraged to enroll in the department's more historically oriented and comprehensive Introduction to the English Major sequence, ENG 220-222.
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