Prose Fiction OpenCourseWare: The Open University's Free Undergraduate English Language and Literature Course on Prose Fiction
The Open University offers its 'Prose Fiction' course as free OpenCourseWare (OCW). The course aims to give you the skills to analyze and appreciate literary works. The original course was designed for English, literature and humanities students.
Approaching Prose Fiction: Course Specifics
Approaching Prose Fiction: Course Description
This course aims to provide you with a better understanding and appreciation of the English literary canon. The course introduces literary tools, terms and techniques used when closely examining prose and poetry language. In-class theory is reinforced by studying a few selected literary works from the Renaissance period to the present. Specific topics include genre, narrative events, characterization and language and style among other topics. The original course was designed for English, literature and humanities students.
This OpenCourseWare includes lecture notes, discussion questions and hyperlinks to course documents. If you're interested in taking this free course, visit the prose fiction course page.