This course is a tech-integrated honors English course designed to provide college-bound students with the opportunity to critically analyze and interpret selected literary works from each of the following periods and movements in American literature: Colonialism, Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Realism, Naturalism, Modernism, Harlem Renaissance, and Contemporary.
Our approach to the literature for this course offers students a challenge in terms of reading pace and/or depth of analysis. We will hone and expand upon our writing skills through a variety of expositional and creative papers with a special focus on the research process and the thesis-based research paper. Critical analysis of film, student presentations, and academic discourse activities will provide us with opportunities to further develop literacy in a variety of media beyond print. As with most honors courses, this course involves a consistent homework load of long-term and short-term assignments as well as summer reading.