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SHORT FICTION IN ENGLISH

This is an introductory course to the short story and the complexity of prose fiction. We will read, discuss, and write about selected short fiction, composed in or translated into English, by writers from various time periods and cultures. Through reading prose narratives, we will learn to develop skills of critical thinking and interpretation so as to better understand and appreciate literature. More importantly, we hope to gain insights into life and ourselves through the lens of short fiction. We will cover formal issues, such as characterization, point of view, plot, setting, symbolism, etc. We will also explore the themes of different works, focusing especially on the rhetorical strategies employed to convey the desired effects and ideas. Registered students are expected to have an advanced English competence, particularly reading ability.

Course Goal
A. Develop humanistic literacy
B. Acquire interdisciplinary knowledge
C. Respond to social change and obtain new knowledge
D. Become active and engaged citizens
E. Contribute to the welfare of humankind
Course Principle Literacy and Competence
[Principle Literacy]
  • Cultural Literacy
  • Art and visual literacy
  • Global Vision
  • Concerns of Life
  • [Competence]
  • To use language skills
  • To think critically
  • To cross disciplinary boundaries
  • To adapt to social change
  • To innovate and lead
  • Courses of Recent Years
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    0110/1 A92M700 [GE2016]SHORT FICTION IN ENGLISH 2.0 Y Chen, Chao-Fang
    0109/1 A92M700 [GE2016]SHORT FICTION IN ENGLISH 2.0 Y Chen, Chao-Fang
    0108/1 A92M700 [GE2016]SHORT FICTION IN ENGLISH 2.0 Y Chen, Chao-Fang
    0107/1 A92M700 [GE2016]SHORT FICTION IN ENGLISH 2.0 Y Chen, Chao-Fang