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ENG 288

Detective/Mystery Fiction

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ENG 288 Detective/Mystery Fiction

 

ENG 288 is designed to introduce students to the study of the detective novel from its origins with Edgar Allen Poe and Arthur Conan Doyle through the immense and varied achievements of such writers as Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers, Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, Chester Hmes, Sara Paretsky, and Walter Mosley. The course will provide a historical perspective on this popular genre and offer a forum for analyzing how detective fiction reflects and challenges cultural values, including perceptions of crime, justice, and human nature.

 

  • Gen Ed: Humanities
  • Prerequisite: ENG 101 and ENG 102
  • Hours: 3
  • Credits: 3

 

Fulfills the literature requirement for the A.A. degree.

 

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