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LITERATURE and COMPOSITION
Course Descriptions

Literature:

AL01 - Early American Literature (1600 to 1812) - Major works to be read: "Evangeline", Henry Wadsworth Longfellow; The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne; Carry on Mr. Bowditch, Jean Lee Latham; various poems and letters. The writing element of the course will address the needs of the individual student as assessed by the teacher.

AL02 - American Literature (1812 to 1875) - Major works to be read: Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain; The Red Badge of Courage, Stephen Crane; Little Women, Louisa M. Alcott; various short stories and poems. The writing element of the course will address the needs of the individual student as assessed by the teacher.

AL03 - American Literature (1875 to 1935) - Major works to be read: The Call of the Wild, Jack London; The Wizard of Oz, Frank Baum; Billy Bud, Herman Melville; various short stories and poems. The writing element of the course will address the needs of the individual student as assessed by the teacher.

AL04 - American Literature (1935 to 2000) - Major works to be read: The Good Earth, Pearl S. Buck; Christy, Catherine Marshall; The Old Man and the Sea, Earnest Hemingway; Go Tell It on The Mountain, James Baldwin. The writing element of the course will address the needs of the individual student as assessed by the teacher.

CL01 - Classical Literature - Greeks myths, Babylonian epics, writings of Homer, Plutarch, Ovid and Virgil. May also read the novel Quo Vadis, Henryk Sienkiewicz. The writing element of the course will address the needs of the individual student as assessed by the teacher.

ML01 - Medieval Literature - Old and Middle English - Major work to be read: Beowulf; selections from Chaucer and Mallory and other works of the era. The writing element of the course will address the needs of the individual student as assessed by the teacher.

ML02 - Medieval Literature - Elizabethan Era - Major works to be read: Shakespearean plays and other works of the era. The writing element of the course will address the needs of the individual student as assessed by the teacher.

EL01 - English Literature I (1650-1850) - Major works to be read: "Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner", Samuel Coleridge; Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson; Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte. The writing element of the course will address the needs of the individual student as assessed by the teacher.

EL02 - English Literature II - Major works to be read: A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens; Captains Courageous, Rudyard, Kipling. The writing element of the course will address the needs of the individual student as assessed by the teacher.

Composition:

AW01 - Academic Writing - Book reports, character sketches, essays (compare/contrast, argumentative), research papers

CW01 - Creative Writing - Poems, short stories, plays

 


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