Gothic Literature: Full Year Course
Gothic Literature: Full Year Course

Gothic Literature: Full Year Course

$ 15,500.00

In this course, students will be immersed in reading. Gothic literature will be studied within the context of themes including tenuous nature of reality (reality vs. illusion), stagnation, self-entrapment, internal and external environments of entrapment and the shared aesthetics of classic gothic texts.  An in-depth study of literary and sound devices will be required – moving toward mastery.  Students are expected to be familiar with the conventions of literary analysis in order to sharpen their critical interpretations and fashion academic arguments.

Research writing strategies will be reviewed, along with source documentation requirements.  Students will study both primary and secondary sources of information and proper source integration. Sophisticated diction will be integrated into literary discussions for vocabulary building.  Writing skills will be enhanced through the practice of writing literary criticism and through the use of a variety of rhetorical strategies:  narration, description, argument, cause and effect, persuasion, comparison/contrast, and process analysis. Students are expected to become more than proficient in all of these organizational approaches to writing.

Face to Face Online Course in real time, taught by a state certified Teacher of English.

IOE is Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools accredited.

 Course Features:

  • Free online orientation introduces tools of 21st Century online platform to all enrolled students before course begins
  • Via online platform, teacher participates in Back to School Night to provide course overview to parents
  • Course is integrated into district's bell schedule 
  • Every lesson is recorded and provided to students as a study artifact
  • Online gradebook allows students and parents to track academic progress 
  • 24 hour tech support included 
  • Course is accessible anywhere with Internet connectivity: school computer labs, student home, and libraries

In this course, students will be immersed in reading. Gothic literature will be studied within the context of themes including tenuous natural of reality (reality vs. illusion), stagnation, self-entrapment, internal and external environments of entrapment and the shared aesthetics of classic gothic texts.  An in-depth study of literary and sound devices will be required – moving toward mastery.  Students are expected to be familiar with the conventions of literary analysis in order to sharpen their critical interpretations and fashion academic arguments.

Research writing strategies will be reviewed, along with source documentation requirements.  Students will study both primary and secondary sources of information and proper source integration. Presentation skills will be strengthened, with students presenting scholarly articles at the podium as a study of content and expository structure.

Sophisticated diction will be integrated into literary discussions for vocabulary building.  Writing skills will be enhanced through the practice of writing literary criticism and through the use of a variety of rhetorical strategies:  narration, description, argument, cause and effect, persuasion, comparison/contrast, and process analysis. Students are expected to become more than proficient in all of these organizational approaches to writing.