This course is intended to give students an understanding of the basic elements of short fiction: plot, setting, character, theme, tone and point of view, as well as knowledge of the development of the short story form. Students will study the works of representative authors from Poe to Capote. Students will write analytic papers, practice the elements of fiction in short writings, and compose one original work of fiction as the final project to increase their understanding of the form.
Note: summer reading requirement for this course will be announced in the spring via the Carondelet website.
Completion of English 3 or AP English Language Composition