English 3 is a survey course of American literature. The course is presented thematically, and includes units related to self-discovery, interacting with nature, western expansion, and protest and civil rights. Students will select a novel or collection of short stories to read each quarter. Then, together with supporting articles and literature selection a short, 5-page research paper will be required each quarter to demonstrate mastery of specific standards. Honors level work is available for this course, please speak with the instructor.