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The American Character

WEB Tutorial, Tuesdays, 2018/2019
Instructor: Amy Scruggs


Course Description

Students will learn to develop and defend written and oral arguments through careful reading of various genres in American literature. Students will spend the bulk of their in-class time improving their writing skills; homework during the Fall semester will consist mainly of reading and editing the work we do in class. During the Spring semester, students will work on a lengthy project centered around The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. They will be responsible for completing a greater number of assignments outside class.

Course Requirements:

Students should be able to write a sensible paragraph with ease before taking this course.


A Break With Charity by Ann Rinaldi
*Common Sense by Thomas Paine
*Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau
*The Story of an Hour by Kate Chopin
*The Lottery by Shirley Jackson
*Big Two-Hearted River by Ernest Hemingway
March - The Trilogy by John Lewis
Homecoming by Cynthia Voigt
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
*Poetry TBD

*Available free online

Detailed Syllabus

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