Course Summary
Credit Type:
Organization's ID:
English 310
40 hours (18 weeks)
Dates Offered:
Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 Introduction to Literature


Upon the successful completion of this course, students will be able to analyze the fundamentals of short story analysis, as well as significant short stories throughout history, such as 19th-century British short stories and literary modernist short stories.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to delineate the characteristics of the major genres for the short story and support those definitions with specific illustrations from appropriate texts
  • Explain the significance of selected short stories in the context of their historic, social, and political period
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the multicultural perspectives and concerns of the short story in relation to race, gender, age, class, and religion
  • Engage in advanced critical thinking skills, including: demonstrating the ability to remember information, understand key concepts, apply these concepts appropriately, analyze phenomena, evaluate and justify positions
  • Deliver clear written communication that informs and engages the audience

General Topics:

  • Introduction to English 310: Short Stories
  • Short Story Analysis
  • Historical Precursors to the Short Story 27% complete
  • 19th-Century Romantic Short Stories
  • 19th-Century Russian Realism in Short Stories
  • 19th-Century British Short Stories 10% complete
  • 19th & Early 20th-Century American Naturalist Short Stories 11% complete
  • Early 20th-Century Feminist Short Stories
  • Post-WWI Short Stories
  • Literary Modernist Short Stories
  • Short Stories in Multicultural Literature
  • Short Stories in Postcolonial Literature
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations
  • Quizzes
  • Written Papers

Minimum Passing Score:

Supplemental Materials