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ENG 109 - Crime Fiction

3 Credits

A study of classic and contemporary short stories and novels in sub-genres including classic, hard-boiled, and police procedural by such authors as Christie, Chandler, Conan Doyle, Xialong, Sigurdardottir, and Nakamura. Students will study the origins and development of genre as a vehicle to examine historical, social, political, intellectual, and cultural contexts.

Prerequisite(s): ENG 101; or equivalent; or instructor permission (ENG 101 can be taken as a co-requisite) :

Learning Attributes: WR

SUNY General Education: SUNY-H - Humanities (SHUM)

MCC General Education: MCC-AH - Arts and Humanities (MAH)

Course Learning Outcomes
1.Describe the origins and development of the genre.
2.Identify common sub-genres of crime fiction.
3.Describe common conventions of the genre.
4.Analyze crime fiction in written assignments.
5.Analyze crime fiction in discussion.
6.Explain crime fiction's relationship to culture.
7.Write a thesis-driven essay using literature as a primary source.
8.Apply appropriate formal conventions when writing about literature.

Course Offered Fall

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Fall Semester 2022
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