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Course Title:
Twentieth Century Women Authors Section KO
Course Code:
wemaucko
MA NCES Code:
01062
Discipline:
Language Arts
Grade Level:
10, 11, 12
Level:
Honors
Offering:
Repeated Semester (Fall: 25 Seats; Spring: 25 Seats; )
Duration:
15 weeks
Prerequisites:
None
Additional Requirements:
Accredited by:
Certified by NCAA for initial-eligibility (VHS School Code: 221356); Middle States Commission on Secondary Schools; Northwest Accreditation Commission
Course Requires a Media Kit to be Shipped to Students:
Yes
Course Requires a Media Kit to be Purchased by Course Sponsor
(see additional details below):

Yes
Description:
This English course will explore literature written by America's female novelists. We will begin the course with material written at the start of the
twentieth century and trace its progression to the new millennium. Through research on the author's background and critical analysis of the
writing, students will chronicle in historical context the changing role of women socially, politically, and economically.

Students who enjoy literature and history are encouraged to sign up for this course. This class does not have a gender bias :-)

Reading selections for this course may include material from the list below.

THE AWAKENING by Kate Chopin
ETHAN FROME by Edith Wharton
THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD by Zora Neale Hurston
YONNONDIO by Tillie Olsen
ANIMAL DREAMS by Barbara Kingsolver
THE BEAN TREES by Barbara Kingsolver
THE JOY LUCK CLUB by Amy Tan


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MediaKit Contents:
Their Eyes Were Watching God
The Bean Trees

Syllabus:
Week 1 - Getting Acquainted



Start Here





Week 2 - The Awakening by Kate Chopin chapters 1 - 14





Week 3 - The Awakening chapters 15 - 23





Week 4 - The Awakening complete the novel





Week 5 - Drafting Final Paper of The Awakening



Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton chapters 1 - 2





Week 6 - Ethan Frome chapters 3 - 7





Week 7 - Ethan Frome complete the novel





Week 8 - Catch - Up Week





Week 9 - Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Hurston chapters 1 - 9





Week 10 - Their Eyes Were Watching God chapters 10 -17





Week 11 - Their Eyes Were Watching God completing the novel





Week 12 - Beginning The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver





Week 13 - The Bean Trees chapters 1 - 8





Week 14 - The Bean Trees chapters 9 - 13





Week 15 - The Bean Trees completing the novel and completing the course



Course Objectives:
To discover who these women novelists were and are within the context of their times;
To investigate the historical position and role women traditionally have had in American society;
To critically analyze the material as commentary on American life;
To determine how restrictions, stereotyping, and sexism impacted the lives of women; and
To conclude what strides women have made in American society.




This catalog description was last modified on 09/08/2012


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