Seoul, South Korea
Area of Study
Classics, Literature, Literatures in English
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4
Hours & Credits
This course will explore ?genre fiction,? often defined as formulaic popular fiction such as mystery, detective, horror, romance, Western, SF, fantasy, and historical fiction. We will examine the thematic and stylistic conventional agreements of what the reader expects and what the writer provides under the aegis of different genres, particularly gothic, crime fiction, and science fiction this semester. We will also look at how genres are divided into subgenres and how they are combined into cross genres as well as the establishment of new genres. The primary goal of this course, however, is to develop the close reading skills and independent interpretation of the literary texts chosen when each text is seen as cultural capital and a historical document. Class discussions, oral presentations, and writing assignments will provide students with opportunities to respond to important themes expressed in the novels, stories, and films.
Mary Shelley, Frankenstein (1818), Oxford UP (Oxford World?s Classics, 2009), ISBN 978-
Edgar Allan Poe, ?The Fall of the House of Usher? (1839), ?The Murder of Rue Morgue?
(1841), ?The Purloined Letter? (1844), ?The Raven? (1845), ?The Philosophy of
Philip K. Dick, The Man in the High Castle (1962), Mariner Books (2012), ISBN 978-
Films ? The Bride of Frankenstein (1935), The Big Sleep (1946), The Naked City (1948)
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.
Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations