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Live Class: American Literature – Mondays 2:00 p.m.

Original price was: $690.00.Current price is: $655.50.

Uncover the universal truths found in some of America’s best pieces of writing in Apologia’s Live Class: American Literature. Join students worldwide and your instructor, Dr. Whit Jones, a college English professor and author of Apologia’s American Literature.  Together you will learn that because all truth is God’s truth, even classic works by unbelievers contain significant biblical truth. 

When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. -John 16:13

GRADE LEVEL: 10th - 12th (recommended)
CLASS DATES: Aug 19, 2024-May 5, 2025
TIME: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm ET

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Dr. Whit Jones

M.A., Ph.D., Author

Dr. Jones is a professor of English at Bryan College, where for almost thirty-two years, he has taught Introduction to Literary Criticism (Theory), Shakespeare, Southern Literature, Lewis and Tolkien, the British literature surveys, and World Literature I, along with freshman, sophomore, and junior composition and literature.

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Apologia’s Live American Literature class is a college-preparatory course that takes students inductively through a study of American literature’s major classics from the colonial era to the modern age, which includes short stories, poems, novels, dramas, speeches, sermons, letters, and political writings. Students will study the authors’ backgrounds, cultures, and beliefs and learn how to read a work of literature with discernment, understanding the techniques the author uses to draw the reader in and convey the text’s meanings. Students will explore how these meanings relate to their lives, including their walk with Christ. They will also see that a significant number of the writers of American literature have been believers.

Prerequisites: None
Course Credit: One Literature and One Writing Credit


Students may sign up for any of the following class times:

  • Mondays, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. EST
  • Wednesdays, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. EST

Required Class Materials

  • American Literature, 2nd Ed. by Dr. Whit Jones
  • The following works (paperback or PDF—you can find some on the internet):
    • Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
    • The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
    • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
    • A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry

Course Specifics

Students will learn literature test-taking skills and how to write more effective essays.

Recorded Classes

All classes are video recorded and available for students to watch later so they don’t miss any instruction.

International Students

We welcome international students from across the world. Please note that all classes are taught in the Eastern time zone. 

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