Queen's UniversittyDepartment of English
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ENGL 215 (F)


Course Description

This course is designed to promote interest in and appreciation for modern and contemporary prose fiction by introducing students to a selection of the most influential short stories and novels of the twentieth century. The course will provide students with a vocabulary for reading and discussing twentieth-century works of prose, and it will explore some of the most important themes, ideas, and preoccupations in modern and contemporary prose fiction. American, British, Canadian, and world authors will be represented.

Evaluation methods will include written assignments, class attendance and participation, periodic quizzes, and a final exam.

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Course Information

ENGL 160 Class Location

Room 210, Walter Light Hall

ENGL 160 Class Hours

Tuesdays, 4.00 p.m. - 5.30 p.m.
Thursdays, 2.30 p.m. - 4.00 p.m.
(Time Block 55)

Teaching Assistants

Laura Franklin (student surnames A - Hilton)


Drop-In Office Hours for Essay 1 (Room 415, John Watson Hall)
Friday 13 October 2017, 12.00 noon - 2.00 p.m.

Alina Saadeh (student surnames Holland - Z)


Drop-In Office Hours for Essay 1 (Room 136, John Watson Hall)
Thursday 12 October 2017, 1.00 p.m. - 2.00 p.m.,
Monday 16 October 2017, 1.00 p.m. - 3.00 p.m.,
Wednesday 18 October 2017, 11.30 a.m. - 1.30 p.m.

Departmental Student Council (DSC) Representatives

Niki Bayat


Arlene Oldale


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ENGL 160 Course Syllabus (2017-2018)

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Essay Assignments are posted to this Web site three weeks before the essay's due date.

Essay 1 (In-Class) Assignment (posted 28 Sept. 2017; to be written 19 Oct. 2017)

How to Submit a Late Essay (Syllabus Appendix A)

Group Work

Jackson, "The Lottery" (28 Sept. 2017)

Final Examination

Final Examination Format (Syllabus Appendix X)

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PowerPoint Presentations

PowerPoint Presentations are posted to this Web site within 24 hours of class.

Introduction to ENGL 160 (12 Sept. 2017)

Introduction to Modern and Contemporary Prose Fiction (14 Sept. 2017)

The Elements of Fiction (19 Sept. 2017 - 10 Oct. 2017)

In-Class Essay Instructions (28 Sept. 2017)

Writing Skills Class: Structuring English Essays (12 Oct. 2017)

Writing Skills Class: Developing Thesis Statements (17 Oct. 2017)

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English Department Web Site

The Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)

Queen's University Department of English OWL Gateway

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Other Materials

Grade Conversion Scale (Syllabus Appendix Y)

Statement of Academic Integrity (Syllabus Appendix Z)

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This page was last updated on 17 October, 2017 .