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College of Extended Learning

An Introduction to the Novel

Subject Course No. Credit Value
English ENGL 1146 Three (3) credit hours

This course surveys the development of the novel in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, focusing on representative works by five writers. Students will explore the social contexts, the innovations in narrative form, and the elements of fiction, including plot, narration, characters, setting, and dialogue. This course also covers key sub-genres, such as the domestic drama, the historical novel, the Gothic novel, the stream of consciousness novel, and the postwar novel.

Instructor: Dr. Vicky Simpson (please contact the instructor if you need an up-to-date syllabus)
Prerequisite: None

Course details

Students have six months from the registration date to complete the course. All course exams and/or assignments must be completed by the designated end date.

Assignments and examinations

  • Quizzes (worth 10% TOTAL)
  • Essay #1 (min. 3 double-spaced pages, worth 10%)
  • Essay #2 (min. 3 double-spaced pages, worth 10%)
  • Essay #3 (min. 5 double-spaced pages, worth 20%)
  • Final Exam (worth 50%)

All mid-term exams and final exams for online courses will be invigilated at an approved time and location. Please refer to the Online Exam Request Form

Fees and payments

Online courses are subject to an additional $100 non-refundable/non-transferable online fee per course For more information on fees and methods of payment, please click here.

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If you have previously registered in this online course and wish to register again, please contact us at 453-4646 to complete the registration process.

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