LSO217 - The Short Story

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Subject Title
The Short Story

Subject Description
The short story remains one of the most popular genres of literature. As brief as a poem yet as sweeping as a novel, the short story traces its roots back to the very beginnings of narrative, such as the fable, parable, and fairytale. In its modern incarnation, the short story has enjoyed at least 150 years of popularity worldwide, with such notable pioneers as the Russian, Anton Chekhov and the American, Edgar Allen Poe. We will read a broad selection of international short stories, beginning with the groundbreaking 19th Century tales, and then move into the modern and contemporary classics that have stood the test of time. Our focus will be primarily on the elements of fiction; character, plot, theme, among others that account for a story's enjoyment and enlightenment. We will also consider, where appropriate, the historical and biographical contexts of the stories, and thereby broaden and deepen our understanding of the shaping cultural force of short fiction.

Credit Status
One lower-level Liberal Studies Option in the Humanities category

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

- analyze course material through their written assignments in a coherent manner, using proper mechanics and the essay form.
- demonstrate through their written assignments an understanding of the central ideas and concepts in the course.
- convey through their written assignments the connections between the various ideas and concepts presented in the course text.
- indicate through their written assignments an understanding of the relevance of the concepts in the course texts to modern life.

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