Focusing on American literature, English 3 takes students on a journey spanning from slave narratives to contemporary works. In an engaging course structure, students will explore classic American literature in chronological order and within the context of literary eras. Setting American literature in the context of history offers students insight into how American literature developed and the unique characteristics that set it apart from other literary traditions. Over two semesters, students will read and analyze canonical works from authors such as Frederick Douglass, Edgar Allan Poe, Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, Nathanial Hawthorne, Kate Chopin, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Langston Hughes. In addition to the literature, the course also integrates communication, grammar, and writing lessons throughout to improve students’ ability to discuss the readings in a scholarly setting.