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Explore American literature as you earn high school credit and expand your language arts skills. In this innovative online course, you'll study representative American texts that reflect varied cultural influences, highlighting the major genres, themes, subjects, and historical influences associated with this tradition.
The course is divided into four units and offers the opportunity for close study of two major works from the American literary tradition. In Units 1 and 2, you'll examine the connection between nonfiction and fiction and learn about analyzing rhetoric and content during your study of The Color Purple. In Units 3 and 4, you'll turn your attention to The Great Gatsby, focusing on setting, character, theme, and the novel's historical context.
Since the course is presented online, you can study wherever and whenever you want as you work at your own pace. You'll also benefit from the support of a dedicated and experienced instructor who will guide your learning throughout the course. It's a great solution for anyone who needs to complete this English requirement for high school graduation.
This course is offered through Career Online High School, a division of Smart Horizons Career Online High School, and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). English III: American Literature and Composition, Semester 1, is a one-semester course, and can be completed in up to four weeks. Enroll in this convenient, affordable course, and start on your path toward completing your high school education.

Semester 1 - 0.5 Credit

  • Unit 1: ­ American Poets

    • Lesson 1 ­ Edgar Allan Poe
    • Lesson 2 ­ Emily Dickinson
    • Lesson 3 ­ Walt Whitman
    • Lesson 4 ­ Langston Hughes
    • Lesson 5 ­ Robert Frost
    • Lesson 6 ­ Misc. Other Poets
    • Lesson 7 ­ Poetry Unit Project

Semester 2 - 0.5 Credit

  • Unit 2: ­ Historical Non-Fiction

    • Lesson 1 ­ William Bradford
    • Lesson 2 ­ Thomas Jefferson
    • Lesson 3 ­ Interesting Narrative
    • Lesson 4 ­ Harriet Jacobs
    • Lesson 5 ­ Frederick Douglass
    • Lesson 6 ­ Abraham Lincoln
    • Lesson 7 ­ Non­Fiction Unit Project
  • Unit 3: ­ American Drama

    • Lesson 1 ­ The Crucible Act 1
    • Lesson 2 ­ The Crucible Act 2
    • Lesson 3 ­ The Crucible Act 3
    • Lesson 4 ­ The Crucible Act 4
    • Lesson 5 ­ Miller and McCarthyism
    • Lesson 6 ­ American Drama Unit Project