English III English III

Explore American literature as you earn high school credit and expand your language arts skills. In this innovative online course, you'll study representative American texts that reflect varied cultural influences, highlighting the major genres, themes, subjects, and historical influences associated with this tradition.

The course is divided into four units and offers the opportunity for close study of two major works from the American literary tradition. In Units 1 and 2, you'll examine the connection between nonfiction and fiction and learn about analyzing rhetoric and content during your study of The Color Purple. In Units 3 and 4, you'll turn your attention to The Great Gatsby, focusing on setting, character, theme, and the novel's historical context.

Since the course is presented online, you can study wherever and whenever you want as you work at your own pace. You'll also benefit from the support of a dedicated and experienced instructor who will guide your learning throughout the course. It's a great solution for anyone who needs to complete this English requirement for high school graduation.

This course is offered through Career Online High School, a division of Smart Horizons Career Online High School, and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). English III: American Literature and Composition, Semester 1, is a one-semester course, and can be completed in up to four weeks. Enroll in this convenient, affordable course, and start on your path toward completing your high school education.

Semester 1
$299 (USD)

Explore American literature and learn about analyzing rhetoric, content, and themes as you study two classic American texts, The Color Purple and The Great Gatsby.

Hours: 48 hours
Duration of Access: 4 weeks
Credit: 0.50
Credit Type: Carnegie Credit
Open Enrollment

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Semester 2
$299 (USD)

Earn high school credit as you explore drama, poetry, and short fiction from the American literary tradition as exemplified by the works of Tennessee Williams and Edgar Allen Poe.

Hours: 48 hours
Duration of Access: 4 weeks
Credit: 0.50
Credit Type: Carnegie Credit
Open Enrollment

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Semester 1
$299 (USD)
Semester 2
$299 (USD)

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Unit 1: Analyzing Text: Innocence and Experience: The Color Purple

·         Examining Nonfiction for Theme

·         Literary Exploration

·         The Color Purple: Preparation

·         The Color Purple: Defining Innocence

·         The Color Purple: Unit Project

·         The Color Purple: Music

·         Unit 1 Test

Unit 2: The Color Purple: Analyzing Rhetoric and Content

·         The Color Purple: Fall of Sophia

·         The Color Purple: Rape of Squeak

·         Colonization of Africa: Imperialist Views

·         Colonization of Africa: African Perspective

·         The Color Purple: Women

·         The Color Purple: Hearth and Home

·         Unit 2 Test

Unit 3: Major Themes: Love vs. Duty: The Great Gatsby

·         Love, Duty and Self

·         The American Dream

·         The Lost Generation

·         Gatsby: Background

·         Gatsby: Chapter 1

·         Gatsby: Setting and Characters

·         Unit 3 Test

Unit 4: Language and Themes Across Texts: The Great Gatsby

·         Gatsby: Chapter 2

·         Gatsby: Chapter 3

·         Gatsby: Chapter 5

·         Gatsby: Chapter 6 and 7 – Remembrance of Things Past

·         Gatsby: Chapter 8 – The Tragedy of Gatsby

·         Gatsby: Chapter 9 – Review of Themes

·         Unit 4 Test

Semester 1 Test - American Literature and Composition

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Semester 2 Pretest - American

Literature and Composition

Unit 5: Conformity vs. Rebellion: A Streetcar Named Desire

  • Introduction to Tennessee Williams
  • Poetry and Jazz
  • Streetcar: Race Relations
  • Streetcar: Scene 1
  • Streetcar: Scene 2 and Argument
  • Streetcar: Scene 3
  • Unit 5 Test

Unit 6: The Roles of Women: A Streetcar Named Desire

  • Streetcar: Role of Women
  • Streetcar: Scene 6
  • Streetcar: Scenes 7 and 8 – The
  • Birthday Party
  • Streetcar: Scene 9 – Light and Dark
  • Streetcar: Scenes 10 and 11
  • Streetcar: Final Reflections
  • Unit 6 Test

Unit 7: Questions and Answers: Edgar Allen Poe

  • An Introduction to Edgar Allan Poe
  • “The Tell-Tale Heart”
  • “The Masque of the Red Death”
  • “The Cask of Amontillado”
  • “The Pit and the Pendulum”
  • “The Fall of the House of Usher”
  • Unit 7 Test

Unit 8: Death and What We Fear: Edgar Allan Poe

  • “The Raven”
  • “The Murders in Rue Morgue”
  • Poe’s Poetry: “When Death Comes”
  • “What We Fear”
  • “The Lottery”
  • “The Terror”
  • Unit 8 Test

Semester 2 Test - American Literature and Composition

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Semester 2 Price Details

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Classes start at only $299 (USD) per semester course.
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Work at your own pace on your own schedule.