ERIC Number: ED407965
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Asian Short Fiction. Asian Studies Instructional Module.
This curriculum outline introduces the components of a course which explores the genre of short novels, including works by twentieth-century Japanese and Chinese authors. First, the catalogue course description and required texts are presented, highlighting the instructor's historical introduction to the development of Western, Japanese, and Chinese fiction, their distinct traditions and characteristics, and the emphasis on learning by contrast. Next, the course objectives are introduced, focusing on understanding the historical and cultural contexts of the assigned works, expressing students' thoughts, understanding and respecting cultural and aesthetic traditions, appreciating short fiction as an art form, and expanding students' reading and viewing experience through various viewpoints of others. The writing assignments are then described, emphasizing a focus on literary analysis, student creativity and initiative, self-evaluation, and class attendance and participation. A list of the college's official student academic rights and student academic responsibilities follows. The tentative schedule of the course is then provided, detailing lectures and assignments. Contains a selected annotated bibliography. (TGI)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Saint Louis Community Coll. at Meramec, MO.
Identifiers - Location: Asia