Literature of the New World
Full-year course. A survey of the most important works of literature from the early settling of America to the modern day. Students will consider the rise of the novel and how it shapes modern stories; the use of a dystopian future setting to criticize the current age; and how literature can both reflect and shape the culture around it. When taken in combination with our U.S. History or Advanced U.S. History courses, this provides the integrated Great Books and History coverage recommended in The Well-Trained Mind.