Thursday HS (AM1) – American Literature & Composition
Thursday at 9:00-9:55 am
The Norton Anthology of American Literature (Shorter 9th Ed-1865 to Present) *Any required readings in this anthology are also viewable online for free Book List for Fall: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald ISBN: 978-1936767694 The Whisperer in Darkness by H. P. Lovecraft – (instructor provided) Book List for Spring: Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck ISBN 978-0140177398 The Old Man and the Sea by Earnest Hemmingway ISBN: 978-0684801223
$200 for writing class
$10 for copies and other materials
This one-year class focuses on literature by some of America’s most well known and respected authors, poets, and play-writes, including Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Kate Chopin, and Eugene O’Neill. Fall semester covers literature from 1819 to 1930 while Spring semester goes from 1930 to the present day in an approachable selection of short but meaningfully rich readings ideal for Freshmen and Sophomores. Each week will focus on a specific author, examining topical themes that are universal as well as specific to American history and culture. Most of the readings are within the recommended Norton Anthology, however a select few will only be available in the public domain. Students will also learn fundamental essay writing foundations and apply this to 2 essays per semester (one creative and one academic).