American Literature Honors (ENGL350)
1.0 (yearlong course)
A grade of an 85% or higher in the subject area course taken the previous year.
Honors American Literature offers highly motivated students a survey of multiple genres from selected American authors from each of the major periods of American history, beginning with pre-colonial times and continuing into the contemporary era. Grammar studies and vocabulary aquisition will be integrated with composition to produce a variety of writing projects including argumentative and research essays, as well as a non-research essay and several analytical research essays.
This course is a part of the honors track, and intentional focus will be on the required knowledge and critical thinking and analytical skills to prepare a student to be successful in future upperlevel and Advanced Placement® (AP®) courses.
People are reactionary; we react to circumstances daily! Have you ever thought of the reactionary cycle of literature and society? How does literature affect a society? How does society affect literature? How does the worldview of the author you read affect you? In American Literature Honors class, we will look at this cycle of influence throughout American literature and history. Starting with the literature of settlement and moving through the literature of the American Revolution to transcendentalism and naturalism, this American Literature Honors class will work through American literature all the way through modern American prose and poetry. And all along the way, we will respond to prose, poetry, and novels to investigate how literature from all different times in American history is influencing us even today.
If there are books and materials for this course, they can be purchased from our Online Bookstore.
I think it is a very good course.
I loved the group discussions! :)
I loved the books that we read this semester, especially the "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn".