American Literature EVP
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This course will survey selected American authors, being race and gender-inclusive, in relationship to the major periods of American history. Works will span from pre-colonial times to contemporary, including multiple genres of both prose and poetry. Grammar and vocabulary will be integrated with composition to produce various essays, covering analytical, argumentative, and SAT practice essays.
*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: September 10 - January 25 (Fall Break: November 19 - 23)
Semester 2: January 28 - June 7 (Spring Break: April 15 - 19)
Times: Tuesday 9:00 pm or Wednesday 10:00 am US Central Time
From the Teacher
How does a culture develop? Where do its values originate? How can we learn from the past and build on the successes of others while avoiding their mistakes?
We read their stories. A people's literature is the open window into their experiences, their values, and their voices.
In this course, we will see how a people who are devoted to following God have prospered in spite of their mistakes. We will hear the voices of indigenous peoples as well as those who are sometimes viewed as settlers or even invaders and conquerors. We will hear distinctly "American" voices from the distant past as well as from modern times. All of these voices will help us understand what it means to be a citizen of the United States of America; what it means to those who live there, and to those who have sacrificed everything to become "American."