Feb 22, 2019  
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19 
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19

ENG 155 - Reading and Writing Fiction


Course Description: The first requirement in becoming a writer is being a reader. An introductory exploration into the form and practice of fiction, focusing on the choices writers make in point of view, voice, style, characterization, setting and plot in both novels and short stories. Surveying both recognized and new works of technical merit from one or more of the historical movements in fiction such as, but not limited to Romanticism, Naturalism, Realism, Modernism, Post-Modernism, or Minimalism, students will be expected to engage in both analytical ad creative responses in order to improve and hone their own fiction.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of ENG 101.
General Education Elective(s): Humanities; Literature
Note(s): N/A

Course Student Learning Outcomes:
  • Identify and analyze formal strategies used in literary works of fiction through close reading of a variety of texts 
  • Articulate whether and how a literary work is successful in fulfilling the literary aims it has set out to achieve
  • Apply the practical knowledge you develop to your own writing
  • Compose a final portfolio of fiction that utilizes the practical knowledge 

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