10-11 American Literature and Composition

10-11 American Lit. and Comp.  2017-2018

Mondays, 8:30 – 10:25 

Instructor: Ingrid Stassi        ingridstassiatcpc@yahoo.com  or   281-240-9389

Tuition: $550 per year or 10 equal installments of $55

Supply Fee: $30 per year due at registration

Prerequisite: 9-10 Introduction to Composition or other comparable writing course

*NOTE: Minimum number of students for this course to progress is 5.

Course Description:  American Literature and Composition presents the storytelling and writing of America from its beginning to the present, including historical documents, fiction, and poetry. It covers the historical context, literary movements, and the principle players of our heritage that express the heart and soul of the American people. Students will have several novels to read outside of class. Literary terminology and elements of poetry are discussed throughout this course. Students apply the writing concepts learned in 9-10 Introduction to Composition (or comparable writing course) and apply them to response to literature essays, summaries, and research papers. Students will add to their writing repertoire by writing cause and effect, process analysis, and response to literature essays. Grammar, as it pertains to writing, is reviewed and discussed. Students practice meeting deadlines as they move through the literature assignments. Students will receive 1 English/Language Arts credit AND 1 Writing credit for this class.

Required Materials:
1) Essentials in Writing Level 11 Additional Workbook

2) The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper (Free Kindle version)https://www.amazon.com/Last-Mohicans-narrative-1757-ebook/dp/B0083ZXXIA/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1482941857&sr=1-1&keywords=The+Last+of+the+mohicans+by+james+fenimore++cooper
3) The Scarlett Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne (Free Kindle version)
4) Edgar Allan Poe: The Complete Tales and Poems (Free Kindle version)https://www.amazon.com/Edgar-Allan-Poe-Complete-Tales-ebook/dp/B01IGCB1HE/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1482942445&sr=1-3&keywords=edgar+allan+poe
5) The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain (Free Kindle version)https://www.amazon.com/Adventures-Huckleberry-Finn-Wisehouse-Classics-ebook/dp/B018QCT8BU/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1482942774&sr=1-1&keywords=the+adventures+of+huckleberry+finn+by+mark+twain
6) The Jungle by Upton Sinclair (Free Kindle version)
7) Our Town: A Play in Three Acts
by Thornton Wilder (any full version of this work is acceptable)https://www.amazon.com/Our-Town-Three-Perennial-Classics-ebook/dp/B00G2A7Y2E/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1482943349&sr=1-1&keywords=Our+Town+by+thornton+wilder

8) The Contender by Robert Lypsyte
9) Life of Pi by Yann Martel