ENGL 510: Fiction and Culture

This course provides a selective study of fiction focused on a specific cultural theme, cultural group, or specific historical period. Examples might include, but are not limited to, a focus on Christian culture, African-American literature, or Nineteenth-Century American Literature.

The course will be writing-intensive—including formal and informal writing—and will focus on formalist and cultural analytical approaches to fiction.

Students will learn how to:

-Explain how the form of a piece of fiction (e.g., literary devices) conveys the meaning of the text.
-Manage the writing process effectively to generate organized, coherent, creative, specifically-supported, rhetorically-effective literary analyses.
-Evaluate the meaning of a fictional text using specific biblical principles.
-Interpret fictional texts based on the culture of focus for the course (i.e., based upon the cultural theme, cultural group, or culture of the historical period of focus).

Please review the syllabus for full course information.

This is a Fall II course. Participants may register for one Full Semester course or one course each in Fall I and Fall II. 

Related Courses by Institution (by course number)
ENGL 501 Structure of Modern English (W/S I 2021, Summer I 2021, W/S I 2022)
ENGL 502 Writing Rhetorical Analyses (W/S II 2021, Summer II 2021, W/S II 2022)
ENGL 503 Synthesis and Argumentative Writing (Summer I 2021, Fall I 2021, Summer I 2022)
ENGL 510 Fiction and Culture (Summer II 2021, Fall II 2021, Summer II 2022)
ENGL 511 Drama and Culture (Fall I 2021, W/S I 2022, Fall I 2022)
ENGL 512 Poetry and Culture (Fall II 2021, W/S II 2022, Fall II 2022)

Related Courses by Institution (by semester)
ENGL 501 Structure of Modern English (Winter/Spring I 2021)
ENGL 502 Writing Rhetorical Analyses (Winter/Spring II 2021)
ENGL 501 Structure of Modern English (Summer I 2021)
ENGL 503 Synthesis and Argumentative Writing (Summer I 2021)
ENGL 502 Writing Rhetorical Analyses (Summer II 2021)
ENGL 510 Fiction and Culture (Summer II 2021)
ENGL 503 Synthesis and Argumentative Writing (Fall I 2021)
ENGL 511 Drama and Culture (Fall I 2021)
ENGL 510 Fiction and Culture (Fall II 2021)
ENGL 512 Poetry and Culture (Fall II 2021)
ENGL 501 Structure of Modern English (Winter/Spring I 2022)
ENGL 511 Drama and Culture (Winter/Spring I 2022)
ENGL 502 Writing Rhetorical Analyses (Winter/Spring II 2022)
ENGL 512 Poetry and Culture (Winter/Spring II 2022)
ENGL 503 Synthesis and Argumentative Writing (Summer I 2022)
ENGL 510 Fiction and Culture (Summer II 2022)
ENGL 511 Drama and Culture (Fall I 2022)
ENGL 512 Poetry and Culture (Fall II 2022)

Indiana Wesleyan University

Instructor: Russell Fox

Graduate Credits: 3

Dates: 10/26/21 – 12/20/21

Location: Online

Format: Asynchronous

Prerequisite: Qualified to teach content area

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