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320 - Genre Fiction

Credits: 
3
Writing Intensive (WI): 
No
General Education: 
Yes
Minors: 
Creative Writing (Fulfills Literature Option Only)
English
Immersions: 
English
Class Description: 
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. The course can be taken up to 2 times, for 6 total semester credit hours, as long as the topics are different.