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English 3 Honors: American Literature

  • Name:

    English 3 Honors: American Literature (ENGL350)

  • Department:

    Language Arts

  • Credits:

    1.0 (yearlong course)

  • Prerequisites:

    English 1 (ENGL100) and English 2: World Literature (ENGL200)

    A grade of an 85% or higher in the subject area course taken the previous year. *Contact Advising for questions.

English 3 Honors: American Literature


What people think about God affects the way they live; how people live reveals what they think about God. Over the years, Americans have lived lives that reveal all too much about what they think about God. Starting with the early Americans and then progressing through history, we will observe in this course how Americans lived and what they believed, as demonstrated through literature. Our study of literature will address literary elements, reading comprehension and analysis, and an insightful response to the content. We will explore how history and worldview influence literature and how that same literature then influences the nation! Additionally, we will analyze and critique historical events, worldviews, and literature as it relates to the Word in order to see God’s truth in everything and His plan for everyone!

NOTE Honors: American Literature Honors (ENGL350) is an enriched version of ENGL300. The supplemental literature and assignments in the Honors course allow students the opportunity to reinforce their learning as they gain a deeper understanding of the material. Students are supported by the teacher and by the lessons themselves as they work through the course. Students in the Honors course can expect an average of 1-2 hours of work per week in addition to the regular course content.

Special Notes:

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 upper-level 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.

Student Feedback

The teacher gave timely, elaborate feedback that made me see where I can improve.

There were many enrichment activities geared to helping you understand the material.