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Course Descriptions

ENG 115 - Fantasy Literature

3 Credits

An exploration of classic, modern and contemporary Fantasy Literature including reading, discussion and written analysis. Various subgenres such as High Fantasy, Magical Realism, Urban Fantasy and Mythic Fantasy will be explored by applying critical, social and historical context and analysis. Attention will be given to motifs, archetypes, themes and key figures/authors. This course will center on written text with occasional references to Fantasy in films and other media.

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

New SUNY General Education: SUNY - Critical Thinking and Reasoning Competency, SUNY - Humanities

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

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

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Analyze Fantasy Literature.
2. Explain the differences among the various forms of Fantasy Literature.
3. Explain Fantasy Literature’s relationship to contemporary culture.
4. Describe the common conventions of Fantasy Literature.
5. Write a thesis-driven essay using literature as a primary source.
6. Apply appropriate formal conventions when writing about literature.

Course Offered Fall

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Spring Semester 2024
Summer Session 2024