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.
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
Students will learn literature test-taking skills and how to write more effective essays.
All classes are video recorded and available for students to watch later so they don’t miss any instruction.
We welcome international students from across the world. Please note that all classes are taught in the Eastern time zone.
To find more information about live classes, visit our support center.
*Please review all live class terms and conditions.