American Literature provides a survey of major American authors from the early 17th to late 20th centuries. Emphasis is placed on analyzing how authors convey their ideas and produce emotional effects in individual works as well as on understanding major trends in the development of American Literature. Students complete a novel analysis of The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway. Students may substitute one of five other novels for The Old Man and the Sea, but they are responsible for obtaining their own copy of the substitute novel. The substitute choices are listed in the course.
There are 8 exams in American Literature. Online Exams are available.
Study Sync: Reading and Writing Companion Grade 11 Units, McGraw-Hill Education, 2015. Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea, Simon & Schuster.