Texts For Purchase


A Study in Scarlet, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Oxford University Press, ISBN 9780199554775)

Murder on the Orient Express, Agatha Christie (William Morrow Paperbacks, ISBN 9780062073495)

Course Reader (available for purchase at the library)

 

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Learning Objectives


This course will offer an overview of English-language crime fiction over the course of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries as well as an introduction to narrative theory through the self-reflexive quality of crime fiction. It will also provide an advanced introduction to literary analysis and argumentation to prepare students for more advanced course offerings in English Studies.

 

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Organisation


This course is scheduled for Friday (Room CRT 4.04) and is organized in two parts: a lecture/seminar from 2:30 p.m. to 4:20 p.m. and a writing tutorial from 4:30 p.m. to 5:20 p.m. We will have the lecture/seminar every week, but tutorials will happen less frequently and will focus on academic writing. Although most class sessions will include a short lecture, much of the class will be run as a discussion seminar with students sharing their thoughts on that week’s assigned reading.

 

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Assessment


Class Participation, Attendance, and Reading Quizzes – 10 percent
Mid-Term In-Class Essay – 20 percent
Term Paper 1 (including outlines/rough drafts, although outlines/drafts are graded only for completion) – 30 percent
Term Paper 2 (including outlines/rough drafts, although outlines/drafts are graded only for completion) – 40 percent

 

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Last updated: 12 July 2018