The Short Story

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Course No: ENGL.2120-031; SIS Class Nbr: 13807; SIS Term: 2810
Course Status: Open

Course Description

Studies the development of the short story from Poe and Chekhov to the present.

Prerequisites, Notes & Instructor

  • Prerequisites: ENGL.1020 pre-req
  • Special Notes: AH
  • Section Notes: P: ENGL.1020; requires MS Word. We'll read classic, contemporary, and cutting-edge short stories by authors from diverse backgrounds like Poe, Chekhov, Alexie, Diaz, Le Guin, Marquez, Lispector, and Baldwin (to name a few), who compose in an array of styles including but not limited to realism, mystery, horror, science fiction, and magical realism. We'll explore the development of the short story from its inception to the present, and practice close, active reading as we examine and express our personal reactions to authors' works. Coursework includes short weekly response analyses, quizzes, class discussions, a midterm and a final.;
  • Credits: 3;
  • Instructor: Tracy Michaels
  • UMass Lowell Bookstore

When Offered & Tuition

  • Online Course
  • Fall 2018: Sep 05 to Dec 09
  • Chat Hours: Wed 6-7pm*
  • Course Level: Undergraduate
  • Tuition: $1140
  • Note: There is a $30 per semester, nonrefundable registration fee for credit courses.

*Chat Hours provide an opportunity for the instructor and students to communicate in "real time". It is an informative and interactive session where course related questions, answers, and discussions take place. While student attendance during chat hours is not required, it is highly recommended. Weekly chat sessions are archived for students who are not able to participate in the live chat sessions at the scheduled times.

Related Programs: B.L.A. in Liberal Arts, B.A. in English, B.S. in Information Technology, A.S. in Information Technology

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