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Course Description

English - ENG 246

Introduction to Literature - Novel (3-0) 3 Cr. Hrs.

Course Description

The course examines classic, unique, and emerging examples of novels. Students use elements of fiction to critically evaluate novels, thereby expanding their understanding and appreciation for prose fiction.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • ENG 101 with a minimum grade of 2.0 or minimum score of 22 ACT-English, 29 SAT-Writing and Language, 108 CPT-Sentence Skills or 276 NGA-Writing.


  • ENG 102 and college-level reading.

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Explain the origins of sustained narratives and their development into the novel.
  • Investigate early novels' influence on contemporary novels.
  • Analyze a variety of novels written for various purposes, audiences or reasons.
  • Demonstrate plausible evaluations of novels' elements.
  • Apply literary terms appropriately in the analysis of fiction.
  • Conduct research on authors and novels.
  • Validate connections between novels, historic events, social issues or artistic movements.
  • Select a contemporary novel that compares favorably to a classic novel.
  • Appraise the elements of fiction in a contemporary novel.

Course Schedule

Currently no sections of this class are being offered.