Literary Genres

This course examines selected works of literature of a single genre or several genres. The conventions of the genre(s), as well as the techniques and devices employed by authors to effect meaning, will be the focus of classroom activities. Students will continue to practice writing critical essays.

To pass English 102 at Dawson College, students must be able to do the following:

Reading

  • recognize formal characteristics of one or more literary genres
  • understand the literal meaning of the text studied
  • recognize and appreciate the significance of stylistic and rhetorical features
  • perceive and appreciate the significance of the historical and cultural context of these works

Writing

  • formulate and develop a thesis statement that pertains to some formal aspect of a literary work (for example, analysis of character, plot, language or patterns of language, etc.)
  • develop a critical analysis that is distinct from a personal reaction or plot summary
  • locate supporting evidence within the literary work, present it clearly and logically, and explain how the evidence supports the thesis
  • maintain unity and coherence throughout the essay
  • write relatively clear and error-free sentences

Please note that not all the courses listed below are offered every term:

Course Number Course Name C - L - H Hrs
603-102-MQ "One Ring to Rule Them All": Nature, Goodness, and Lust for Power in The Lord of the Rings  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ 20th Century Novel: A Time and a Place  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ Adventures in Fiction  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ American Prose and Drama  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ Arthurian Literature  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ Children's Literature  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ Classical Myth and Modern Imagination  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ Contemporary American Drama  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ Contemporary American Fiction  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ Contemporary Irish Drama  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ Contemporary Short Fiction  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ Contemporary Short Story  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ Creative Nonfiction  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ Crime Fiction  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ Current Fiction  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ Detective Fiction  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ Documentary  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ Drama  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ Fiction  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ First Peoples Storytelling  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ From the Page to the Stage  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ From the Stage to the Page  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ Graphic Memoir by Women   2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ Graphic Women  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ Innocence and Experience  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ Introduction to Drama: From the Page to the Stage  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ Introduction to Tragedy  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ Literature, Media and Technology  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ Masters of the Short Story  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ Medieval Literature in Translation  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ Medieval Poetry in Translation  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ Modern American and British Fiction  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ Modern and Contemporary Drama  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ Modernist Literature  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ Modernist Poetry  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ New School  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ No Thyself: The Problem of Psychoanalysis and Identity  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ Poetry  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ Poetry Face Off: Eliot and Larkin  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ Portraits of the Mind  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ Realism in Fiction and Drama  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ Shakespeare and Modernist Theatre  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ Shakespeare Mystery  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ Shakespeare's Comedy  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ Shakespeare's Dramatic Art  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ Short Fiction  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ Short Story  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ Short Story Cycle  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ Stories of Alice Munro  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ Survey of Drama  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ The Autobiography/Memoir  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ The Canterbury Tales in Translation  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ The Castaway Narrative  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ The Contemporary Canadian Novel  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ The Lord of the Rings  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ The Novel  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ The Postcard Poem  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ The Princess and the Hero  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ The Short Stories of Alice Munro  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ The Short Story  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ The Weird Tradition: Worldview, Aesthetics, Genre  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ Tragedy  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ Tragedy and Comedy  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ Twentieth-Century Novel  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ Twentieth-Century Short Stories  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ Writing For Children  2 - 2 - 3 60 
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