Language Arts 10: American Literature

This course will cover a broad spectrum of American literature—poetry, novels, and short stories—in the context of historical and philosophical change. Among the texts to be studied are Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Thornton Wilder’s Our Town, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, and Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter. Students will read and respond in class discussion and in essays. The course will provide instruction in essay composition, vocabulary development, rhetorical grammar, and research techniques.