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Modern Literature

Course: 504

Grade Level:
Course Length:
Full Year
1 Credit



Course Description:

This 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.

9780061120060, Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God, Perennial Library, c1937, 2006

9780374500016, Wiesel, Night, Hill and Wang, 2006