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 Summer II course. Participants may register for one Full Semester course OR one course each in Summer I and Summer II.

Related Courses by Institution (by semester)
ENGL 503 Theory and Practice of Synthesis and Argumentative Writing (W/S I 2024, 2025) - Asynchronous
ENGL 510 Fiction and Culture (W/S II 2024, 2025) - Asynchronous
ENGL 511 Drama and Culture (Sum I 2024, 2025) - Asynchronous
ENGL 512 Poetry and Culture (Sum II 2024, 2025) - Asynchronous
ENGL 501 The Structure of Modern English (Fall I 2024, 2025) - Asynchronous
ENGL 502 Theory and Practice of Writing Rhetorical Analysis (Fall II 2024, 2025) - Asynchronous

Related Courses by Institution (by course number)
ENGL 501 The Structure of Modern English (Fall I 2024, 2025) - Asynchronous
ENGL 502 Theory and Practice of Writing Rhetorical Analysis (Fall II 2024, 2025) - Asynchronous
ENGL 503 Theory and Practice of Synthesis and Argumentative Writing (W/S I 2024, 2025) - Asynchronous
ENGL 510 Fiction and Culture (W/S II 2024, 2025) - Asynchronous
ENGL 511 Drama and Culture (Sum I 2024, 2025) - Asynchronous
ENGL 512 Poetry and Culture (Sum II 2024, 2025) - Asynchronous

Indiana Wesleyan University

Instructor: Russell Fox

Graduate Credits: 3

Semester: Summer 2022 – Summer II

Dates: 6/28/22 – 8/21/22

Format: Online Asynchronous

Prerequisite: Qualified to teach content area

Graduate Certificate Available: Yes