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English 3 Honors: American Lit EVP

  • Name:

    English 3 Honors: American Literature (ENGL350e)

  • Department:

    Enriched Virtual

  • Credits:

    1.0 (yearlong course)

  • Suggested Prerequisites:

    A grade of an 85% or higher in the subject area course taken the previous year.

English 3 Honors: American Lit EVP


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.

NOTE for 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 each 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.

Special Instructions:

*As part of the EVP program, this course will have a live class requirement once a week at a set time; please see the website for time choices. This live class will include teaching, discussion with classmates from around the world, demonstrations, questions and answers, and other aspects of a live classroom. Students will have weekly due dates and stay on a traditional coursework schedule.

Semester 1: August 26 – January 19

Fall Break: November 25 – 29

Christmas Break: December 23 – January 3

Semester 2: January 21 – June 8

Spring Break: April 14 – April 18

Times: Wednesdays 9:00 AM US Central Time


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

I don’t think I would have done so well in this course, without the extra help in the live classes. It was also great to get to know my classmates!

The interaction on the live sessions was very enjoyable. I think the due dates in the course were perfect and made following deadlines easy.

The videos and activities the teacher put in the course were very engaging and useful. They provided insight and examples to the material we were learning. The videos the teacher made herself were also very informative.