Introduction to Fiction
I. Course Prefix/Number: EGL 115
Course Name: Introduction to Fiction
Credits: 3 (3 lecture; 0 lab)
III. Course (Catalog) Description
IV. Learning Objectives
A. Explain the distinctive characteristics of fiction as a genre.
B. Identify the conventions of fictional works and genres, such as: the novel, novella, short story, etc.
C. Interpret the formal elements of these works, using appropriate terminology, such as: theme, conflict, figurative language, etc.
D. Analyze works in the context of their literary, cultural, and historical backgrounds.
E. Synthesize knowledge of genre, formal elements, and background material.
F. Incorporate secondary sources in the analysis and interpretation of fictional texts.
V. Academic Integrity
• plagiarism (turning in work not written by you, or lacking proper citation),
• falsification and fabrication (lying or distorting the truth),
• helping others to cheat,
• unauthorized changes on official documents,
• pretending to be someone else or having someone else pretend to be you,
• making or accepting bribes, special favors, or threats, and
• any other behavior that violates academic integrity.
There are serious consequences to violations of the academic integrity policy. Oakton's policies and procedures provide students a fair hearing if a complaint is made against you. If you are found to have violated the policy, the minimum penalty is failure on the assignment and, a disciplinary record will be established and kept on file in the office of the Vice President for Student Affairs for a period of 3 years.
Details of the Code of Academic Conduct can be found in the Student Handbook.
VI. Sequence of Topics
VII. Methods of Instruction
Course may be taught as face-to-face, media-based, hybrid or online course.
VIII. Course Practices Required
IX. Instructional Materials
Check with the Chairperson for current list.
X. Methods of Evaluating Student Progress
Required written work:
A minimum of four critical essays of at least 750 words each, written outside of class.
XI. Other Course Information
-for whatever information/procedures the instructor holds the student accountable.
If you have a documented learning, psychological, or physical disability you may be entitled to reasonable academic accommodations or services. To request accommodations or services, contact the Access and Disability Resource Center at the Des Plaines or Skokie campus. All students are expected to fulfill essential course requirements. The College will not waive any essential skill or requirement of a course or degree program.