LAN2000: American Literature

05/01/2023 to 04/30/2024 • Modified 06/08/2023

Course Description

This semester-long course covers works from America’s first settlers to modern writers. Overall, the course includes literature spanning from the 1500s to the current day and introduces students to some of the greatest authors and works in American literature. The class begins with a study of non-fiction literature, including essays, letters, and memoirs. From there, the course covers drama, novels, poetry, and short stories. Students will write responsively to these works as apologists, analysts, poets, and narrators. Students are guided with biblical truths to develop the skills necessary to honor God through excellence in the written and spoken word.

Prerequisite

None

Schedule

Module 1: Non Fiction

  • Week 1: Introduction to Non-Fiction
  • Week 2: Non-Fiction: Letters
  • Week 3: Non-Fiction: Speeches
  • Week 4: Non-Fiction: Memoirs

Module 2: Drama

  • Week 5: A Raisin in the Sun
  • Week 6: A Raisin in the Sun (continued)
  • Week 7: A Raisin in the Sun (continued)

Module 3: Poetry

  • Week 8: Romantic Poets
  • Week 9: Robert Frost
  • Week 10: Contemporary Poetry

Module 4: Short Stories

  • Week 11: Short Stories
  • Week 12: Short Stories (continued)
  • Week 13: Short Stories (continued)

Module 5: The Novel

  • Week 14: My Antonia
  • Week 15: My Antonia (continued)
  • Week 16: My Antonia (continued)
  • Week 17: My Antonia (continued)
  • Week 18: My Antonia (continued)

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