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Honors Modern Literature

Course: 514

Grade Level:
Course Length:
Full Year
1 Credit
  • American Literature with 90 average or Honors American Literature with 85 average
  • Departmental Approval

Course Description:

This fast-paced, rigorous course will examine an array of literary genres, including the novel, short story, personal essay, sermon, song lyrics, Biblical text, memoir, and poetry, from a diverse array of cultures and authors. Students will be required to write a variety of essays and other modalities, including an academic synthesis essay in a film unit, a final reflective essay, literary analysis paragraphs, and poetry. Prior to the first day of school, students are required to complete summer reading. 

Textbook/Class Resources:

9781457683039, Hacker, The Bedford Handbook: Tenth ed., Bedford St. Martin’s, 2016
This book was previously purchased for use in 9th-11th grades.

9780374500016, Wiesel, Night, Hill and Wang, 2006

9781400033423, Morrison, Song of Solomon, Knopf, 2004