ENG 224 - Literature of Horror
Students will read classic, modern, and contemporary short stories and novels, with an emphasis on the historical development of the genre. Attention will be given to supernatural, psychological, and allegorical themes and tropes in such fiction, as well as relevant social and historical background information. The course will center on written fiction, with occasional reference to horror in films and other media. Three class hours. (SUNY-H)
Prerequisite(s): English 101 with a C or better, or placement into English 200, or instructor permission.
Course Learning Outcomes
1. Categorize horror texts in the context of the genre's own history.
2. Describe Horror Literature's subgenres and conventions.
3. Describe Horror Literature's relationship to culture.
4. Analyze horror texts.
5. Apply common Horror Literature themes to cultural intellectual history.
6. Write a thesis-driven essay using literature as a primary source.
7. Apply the appropriate formal conventions when writing about literature.
Course Offered Fall and Spring