Thursday HS (AM2B) – American Literature & Composition
Thursday at 10:00-10:55 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 2023: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald The Whisperer in Darkness by H. P. Lovecraft (available online) Book List for Spring 2024: Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck ISBN 978-0140177398 Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury ISBN: 978-1451673319
$225 for writing class
Included in Class Fee
ONE YEAR CLASS
This 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).