Junior English 231
American Literature
 
Course Description and Policies
Course Syllabus              
Extra Credit Options
Outside Reading
Turnitin.com
YourDictionary.com (vocab words as they appear in sentences)

Course Description and Policies

Course Syllabus             

Extra Credit Options

Outside Reading

Turnitin.com

YourDictionary.com (vocab words as they appear in sentences)

    Course Texts

        Pre-Civil War Readings

        Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

        Othello

        The Great Gatsby

        Their Eyes Were Watching God

        Death of a Salesman

        Song of Solomon

        Goodbye, Columbus


       Vocabulary Lists 1-18

        Explicating a Poem

       


SAT Question of the Dayhttp://sat.collegeboard.org/practice/sat-question-of-the-dayshapeimage_3_link_0
Course Essential Questions
How have we as Americans navigated the tension between individual rights and the needs of society?

What is the American dream?  Do you believe in it?  Who has access to it and why?  What do the books you read have to say about this?

Do the characters in the books you read consider themselves Americans? Does the society in which they live consider them Americans? What does this tell you about the changing definition of “American”?

What are the characteristics and values that define being American?