Elements of Literature:
-Romeo & Juliet
English Grammar and Composition:
-The Parts of Speech
-MCA/GRAD II Written Composition Test
A Collision of Cultures
A Tragedy at Salem: The Crucible
Romantic Truths and Terrors
The Civil War
Song of Myself
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Between the Wars
Lost in a Crowd
The Strength of Tradition
Person to Person
In the Midst of Struggle...
American Voices Today
Course Description: English 11 is a World Literature course with a focus on writing and research. Novels and plays from world literature will be studied, along with short stories and poems.
-----The Epic of Gilgamesh
-----Oedipus the King
-----The Thousand and One Nights
Romanticism, Naturalism, Transcendentalism
-----A Doll's House
-----The Count of Monte Cristo
-----The Kite Runner
College Writing 151
College Writing 151
College Writing 151 is an entry-level writing class taught in conjunction with SMSU's College Now program.
Paper 1: Reflection Paper. "Write an essay about an event in your life that will engage your readers and that will, at the same time, help them understand the significance of the event."
Paper 2: Profile Paper. "Write an essay about an intriguing person, place, or activity in your community. Observe your subject closely, and then present what you have learned in a way that both informs and engages your readers."
Paper 3: Explaining a Concept. "Write an essay about a concept that interests you and that you want to study further. When you have a good understanding of the concept, explain it to your readers, considering what they already know about it and how your essay might add to what they know."
Paper 4: Explaining Opposing Positions. "Write an essay about opposing positions on an issue that interests you and that you want to learn more about. When you have reached a good understanding of the debate on the issue, explain it to your readers. Consider carefully what they already know about the debate and try to interest them in it. Your goal is to explain the issue in an unbiased way--to report on it--while taking care not to express your own position on the issue of the debate, should you have one."
Paper 5: Annotated Bibliography. After determining a topic for the final course paper, "Arguing a Position," research multiple valid sources which will inform you about the topic, assist you in focusing your topic, and further educate you about the topic. Be sure to fully vet your sources to find information that is credible and focused enough to form a solid foundation. Aim for 6-10 soures. Then, craft an annotated bibliography, which is a list of these citations, followed by a brief (usually about 150 words) descriptive and evaluative paragraph--the annotation.
Paper 6: Arguing a Position. "Write an essay on a controversial issue. Learn more about the issue, and take a position on it. Present the issue to readers, and develop and argument for the purpose of confirming, challenging, or changing your readers' views on the issue."