American Literature

Academic American Literature

  • This course is designed for college-bound juniors. A timeline approach to our nation’s major writers is pursued beginning with the colonial era of the 1600’s and concluding with modern day literature. In addition to the course text ten full length novels/dramas are read. Evaluations include essay tests, analytical compositions, and objective quizzes and tests, and other approved projects. During the second semester, students are required to write an eight to ten page research paper on an approved topic using a minimum of five sources. The historical and cultural events connected to our national literature are also primary focuses. A vocabulary program for college-bound students is also a major component.