320 - Genre Fiction
Students will learn about foundational texts of genre fiction and the developments in the 20th and 21st centuries. Genre is a category characterized by similarities in style, or subject matter. Examples include Fantasy, Speculative Fiction, Fanfiction, Magical Realism, Historical Fiction, or Science Fiction. The course approaches genre fiction as literary form, as cultural artifact, and as philosophical speculation; students will learn to distinguish key features of genre fiction, including the historical inspiration as well as contemporary trends in genre fiction. This course is part of the immersion and minor in Creative Writing and the English minor. It may also be taken as an elective. The course can be repeated up to 2 times, for 6 semester credit hours, as long as the topics are different.