Annotated List of Classes
English/ Language Arts Classes:
Intensive instruction in academic writing and research. Basic principles of rhetoric andstrategies for academic inquiry and argument. Instruction and practice in critical reading, including thegenerative and responsible use of print and electronic sources for academic research. Exploration of literate practices across a range of academic domains, laying the foundation for further writingdevelopment in college. Continued attention to grammar and conventions of standard written English.
Representative examples of novels and short stories from different periods, emphasizingunderstanding and appreciation of fiction as a genre, a knowledge of the features and techniques of fiction, and a sense of the development of the genre. Authors included, Hawthorne, Poe, Shelley,Gilman, and Mpe.
A survey of English literature from 1660 to the present. Poetry, fiction, drama and intellectualprose by such writers as Dryden, Pope, Swift, Johnson, Wollstonecraft, Wordsworth, Keats, Shelley,Bronte, Carlyle, Tennyson, Browning, Yeats, Woolf, Joyce and Eliot.
A survey of American literature from the beginnings to the Civil War, including such authorslike Edwards, Franklin, Irving, Emerson, Hawthorne, Melville, Poe, Stowe, Douglass, Thoreau, andWhitman.
Development of the English language from its Indo-European origins to the present. Emphasison historical and comparative linguistic methodology and on changes in sound, syntax, and meaning.Discussed the implications of Standard American English in the classroom.
Focused on major American writers between 1825 and 1865 with an emphasis on writers likeEmerson, Hawthorne, Poe, Melville, Thoreau, and Whitman. Along with the writing, discussed therelationship between the literary developments and social change.
History/Social Studies Classes: