This is an interdisciplinary course that fulfills the English requirement for the General Education component of the bachelor’s degree. It aims to further develop proficiency in the critical analysis of various literary genres. Specifically, the course focuses on analyzing short stories in terms of their content and form. Building on INGL 3103, it emphasizes the development of essay writing skills through responses demonstrating critical thinking so that students increase their understanding of literature. Research skills are an essential component of this course with the purpose of producing alert and critical thinkers and effective writers who are prepared to do research in a variety of contexts. Discussions among students and the professor are at the core of the course. The course aims to sensitize students to the impact of literature and ideas about literature in their lives.
DO WRITERS OF FICTION HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO RESPOND TO THREATS TO VIOLENCE AND THE EXISTENCE OF HUMANKIND? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/23/stephen-hawking-aggression_n_6733584.html?cps=gravity_1599_4744351845483609798
FACT OR FICTION? ARE THE BOUNDARIES REAL? SIGNIFICANT? WHY IS IT SO EMPOWERING TO CROSS THEM?