EN2014 English 3 P
10 units (2 semesters)
Prerequisite: Grade of D or higher in English 2 or English 2 HR P
Daily Homework: 30 minutes
American Literature is an intensive study of the dynamic nature of the American landscape that is designed to give students a more in-depth understanding of what it means to be an American. The course will cover Native-American oral myths to more contemporary works focusing on the historical context in which they were created. Students will be expected to understand rhetorical elements and how they contribute to the overall purpose of the piece. This study will contribute to their own development of oral and written argument. The course will culminate in students being able to synthesize literature, philosophy, and history of the United States while answering the overarching question: How does the literature we create reflect the changing values of Americans?