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Madison Metropolitan School District

Survey of American Literature Honors


This course is a study of works by American authors from the colonial to the modern. Students will read, discuss, and write about selections from the Puritans, Nineteenth- and Twentieth-century poets, novelists, and short story writers. Possible selections include: The Crucible, The Scarlet Letter, Huckleberry Finn and A Farewell to Arms, as well as poetry by Poe, Dickinson, Whitman, Hughes, and Eliot, and short stories by Hemingway, Faulkner, O’Connor, Chesnutt, and Dunbar.

  • Recommended Grades: 11-12
  • Course Number: ENG3145
  • Credits: 1/2 credit
  • Note: Elective