Valerie Otheim, Instructor
This course was offered in 2015-16 and may be offered in 2017-18
Western Literature and Composition (After 1650)
This course focuses on analysis of literature and composition. Students combine study of selected western literature (British and American) after 1650 AD with study of composition as they read a variety of fiction and non-fiction works from Adventures in American Literature (checkout) and online sources (printable). Literature is studied within the context of history, culture, literary time period, and worldview. “Close reading,” textual annotation, and Socratic seminars improve critical thinking and discussion skills. Introduction of précis and synthesis writing augments continued instruction in interpretive, persuasive, and argumentative essays. Development of vocabulary and grammatical skills improves clarity of formal compositions.
Maximum Class Size: 12
Prerequisites: Successful Completion (80% or higher) of English 2 and by permission.
Day and Time:
Student’s family must have reliable Internet service with email access and printer.
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Materials and Texts: Adventures in American Literature (Available to rent from instructor for $5.)