Thie class will focus on modern and postmodern American Literature. It will be broken into four main units. The first is focused on poetry and theater. Students will be introduced to the main themes of modern and post modern literature and then complete readings from a variety of poets. They will have a number of assignments to write poetry in response to those readings. Next, they will read Death of a Salesman and evaluate the themes of the play in light of what they have learned about the themes of postmodernism.
The second section of the class will focus on reading J.D. Salinger's Catcher in the Rye. Students will complete a number of assignments including a personal journal as they read the book.
The third section will focus on Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughthouse Five.
The final Section will focus on a more modern novel, The Life of Pi, by Yann Martel.
These courses are still under development and assignments will appear here as they are developed. Numbered entries are the assignments, while the non-numbered entries are readings.