This course is a survey of different genres with a focus on a variety of authors from around the globe. It is designed not only to introduce students to a medley of viewpoints but also to instill productive and creative questioning of the choices made by characters and presented by authors.
We will read a wide variety of works, including short stories, fictional novels, poetry, creative nonfiction and a play. In particular, we will stress how the historical texts wrestle with matters that are still relevant today and that must be read with a critical yet open mind.
Required textbooks (Sold separately):
• Glencoe Literature: Texas Treasures, Course 4. Columbus, OH: Glencoe, 2011. ISBN: 978-0-07-891309-9
• The Giver by Lois Lowry (Within the course, page numbers are referenced for the 2002 edition, which has the ISBN: 0-440-23768-8.)