Montgomery College 2023-2024 Catalog 
    Sep 29, 2023  
Montgomery College 2023-2024 Catalog
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ENGL 233 - The Short Story


A study of the short story in world literature with emphasis on the literary form. Students will examine the basic elements of fiction as they appear in short stories. Concentration will be on the literary analysis of short stories from a variety of critical perspectives. PREREQUISITE(S): A grade of C or better in ENGL 101 or ENGL 101A or consent of department. Three hours lecture/discussion each week.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:

  • Identify the characteristics of literature of a particular tradition, author, genre, period or theme.
  • Use various literary terms appropriately to discuss, interpret and analyze representative texts.
  • Respond to, analyze and evaluate literary texts.
  • Write multi-page papers that demonstrate critical reading of texts and use a style appropriate for academic discourse.
  • Show an understanding of the political, socio-cultural or historical contexts of a particular literary tradition, genre, author, period or theme.

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