The course surveys American literature within its historical context from the time of the explorers to the twenty-first century and is designed to prepare students for the pace and assignments of college courses. Students evaluate the effects of history and popular philosophies upon each era's literature as well as the effect literature has had on history.
Survey of American Literature Includes:
Classes meet once a week for a combination of lecture, discussion, close reading, and lab. Labs may include movies, guest speakers, investigations of literature, and writing. A field trip to the Margaret Mitchell House is included in the tuition and will take place on a day outside the regular class period.
To receive honors credit, students will have additional reading and writing assignments. For those combining American Literature and AP Language for two credits, assignments will be adjusted.