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Course SummaryEnglish 310 has been evaluated and recommended for 3 semester hours and may be transferred to over 2,000 colleges and universities. With this self-paced course, you get engaging lessons, expert instructors who make even the most challenging short stories analysis simple, and an excellent resource for getting a head start on your degree.
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By the end of this course, you'll be able to analyze major genres within short stories, understand the historical context in which the story was written, and demonstrate advanced critical thinking to interpret literature.
Your grade for this course will be calculated out of 300 points. The minimum score required to pass and become eligible for college credit for this course is 210 points, or an overall course grade of 70%. The table below shows the assignments you must complete and how they'll be incorporated into the overall grade.
|Proctored Final Exam||100|
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- When you've completed the course, the highest scores from your first 3 attempts at each quiz will be averaged together and weighed against the total possible points for quizzes. For instance, if your average quiz score is 85%, you'll receive 85 out of 100 possible points for quizzes.
- After your initial 3 attempts, you can take a quiz for practice as many times as you'd like.
- You will need to pass each quiz with a score of at least 80% to earn course progress for the lesson. However, it is not necessary to earn 80% within the first three quiz attempts.
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Upon completion of the course, you will be able to:
- Delineate the characteristics of the major genres for the short story and support those definitions with specific illustrations from appropriate texts.
- Explain the significance of selected short stories in the context of their historic, social, and political period.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the multicultural perspectives and concerns of the short story in relation to race, gender, age, class, and religion.
- Engage in advanced critical thinking skills, including: demonstrating the ability to remember information, understand key concepts, apply these concepts appropriately, analyze phenomena, evaluate and justify positions.
- Deliver clear written communication that informs and engages the audience.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
English 310 consists of short video lessons that are organized into topical chapters. Each video is approximately 5-10 minutes in length and comes with a quick quiz to help you measure your learning. The course is completely self-paced. Watch lessons on your schedule whenever and wherever you want.
At the end of each chapter, you can complete a chapter test to see if you're ready to move on or have some material to review. Once you've completed the entire course, take the practice test and use the study tools in the course to prepare for the proctored final exam. You may take the proctored final exam whenever you are ready.
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This course has been evaluated and recommended by ACE & NCCRS for 3 semester hours in the lower division baccalaureate degree category. To apply for transfer credit, follow these steps:
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|Introduction to English 310: Short Stories||Assess the characteristics of the short story genre through significant stories written between the Classical period and the 21st century.|
|Short Story Analysis||Analyze prose literature by applying an understanding of setting, characters, dialogue, rhetorical devices and symbolism.|
|Historical Precursors to the Short Story||Identify early precursors to the short story and comment on their contributions to the short prose genre. Discuss early components of the short story.|
|19th-Century Romantic Short Stories||Articulate the connection between Romanticism and Gothic fiction, and define each in terms of their characteristics and associated short stories. Discuss and analyze 19th-century Romantic short stories, authors and relevant literary/cultural/historical contexts.|
|19th-Century Russian Realism in Short Stories||Define and discuss the the beginnings and contexts of 'realism,' the defining characteristics of Russian short story authors in the 19th century, the differences between Russian realism and American Romantic short stories and common themes/approaches of Nikolai Gogol and Anton Chekhov.|
|19th & Early 20th-Century American Naturalist Short Stories||Define naturalism and identify related themes and characteristics of 19th and early 20th-century American naturalism. Discuss and analyze differing perspectives/priorities of male and female naturalist authors, as well as the distinguishing features of Naturalism as a form of Realism. Explain how science and rationality affect the psychology, tone, plot and characters in these stories. Discuss how humans deal with fate and determinism.|
|19th-Century British Short Stories||Identify and analyze the short stories of Arthur Conan Doyle, George Eliot and Oscar Wilde. Recognize three major genres of the Victorian British short story (didactic realism, detective fiction and satire).|
|Early 20th-Century Feminist Short Stories||Articulate and analyze the major early feminist short stories of the 20th century. Identify the most iconic early feminist authors, including Kate Chopin, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Flannery O'Connor and Alice Munro.|
|Post-WWI Short Stories||Describe the 'lost generation,' which was the generation that came of age during World War I. Identify the American writers who emigrated to Europe after WWI and analyze their most significant short stories.|
|Literary Modernist Short Stories||Explain the main themes of literary modernism, such as the irrationality of the human mind, pervasive existential malaise, alienation and loneliness. Explore these themes through the works of important authors of literary modernism.|
|Short Stories in Multicultural Literature||Examine short stories that deal with differences in race, ethnicity, gender, culture and tradition. Identify social, economic and political connections between worldviews. Articulate the social issues that divide and unite people.|
|Short Stories in Postcolonial Literature||Analyze stories that embody the central issues and themes of postcolonial literature, such as the reassertion of cultural identity, native traditions, colonial oppression and globalization.|
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