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Short Stories From Around the World

3 Credits
Experience reading outstanding short stories from multiple cultures, including Europe, South America, and Africa. When one reads international authors, one is caught first by the universality of life. Their concerns and experiences and dilemmas are not that different from those of readers and writiers everywhere. In this course, you will be guided as you build a new appreciation for literature outside America, recognition of the wealth of cultural and social diversity, a fresh awareness of the short story form and its potential and confidence in teaching the short story as a literary form.

NOTE: Required book must be acquired separately.

This course is applicable towards the Literature Appreciation Certificate.

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Elaine Reimer-Paré

As I work with young readers and writers in my own classroom, I continue to search for ways to engage students with literature and the writing process: How can I help students become more confident and independent readers? How can I help students communicate effectively? How can I help students recognize the inherent value and enjoyment of reading and writing well? Because I know that other teachers ask themselves these same questions, I am passionate about my work at Fresno Pacific. The opportunity to engage with other teaching professionals is inspiring and rewarding; I hope that a collaborative sharing of ideas and strategies will enrich our teaching of reading and writing even further.