Course Syllabus

Important Information

Before you begin your course, please read the student handbook. It contains valuable information about our policies and procedures. If you have taken an online course with IU High School before, either on the old Dragon system or IU's Oncourse system, you will find that many procedures, including those for processing assignments, applying for exams, and checking on grades, have changed with the adoption of Canvas.

Unless otherwise specified, all exams are still proctored. Refer to the exam tips lessons and the student handbook for specific information about arranging to take your examinations.

We encourage you to use the Making a Schedule form to create a study schedule that will match your personal needs.

Useful Resources

The IUHS Help Portal has links to helpful information and learning resources that may help you do better in this course.

Tips for Success in Independent Study Courses is a printable document that contains in-depth advice about managing your time and studying course materials.

We strongly encourage you to read the Indiana University Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct, which provides regulations governing the actions and interactions of all members of the university community.

Obtaining Textbooks

The following textbook is required for this course:

Pearson Prentice Hall. Prentice Hall Literature—The American Experience. Penguin Edition. Pearson Prentice Hall, 2007. ISBN 978-0-13-131719-2

Cather, Willa. My Àntonia. Bantam Dell/Random House, 2003. ISBN 978-0-553-21418-5
[Note: You may use any edition, simply be aware that page references may vary slightly.]

How to obtain your textbook.

Course Outline

Please complete and submit the student information form, found in the Assignments page.

If this is your first course in Canvas, please review these tips for getting started and explore the Student Tutorial.

Introduction: Be sure to read the course introduction before beginning any lessons.

Lesson 1: Forging New Frontiers: The Post Civil War Period
Lesson 1 Assignment

Lesson 2: Living in a Changing World: The Early Twentieth Century
Lesson 2 Assignment

Lesson 3: My Ántonia: Book I (Chapters I–XIX)
Lesson 3 Assignment

Lesson 4: My Ántonia: Books II–V
Lesson 4 Assignment

Lesson 5: Midterm Tips
Exam Application 
Lesson 5: Midterm Exam

Lesson 6: Disillusion, Defiance, and Discontent (1914–1946): Part I
Lesson 6 Assignment

Lesson 7: Disillusion, Defiance, and Discontent (1914–1946): Part II
Lesson 7 Assignment

Lesson 8: Prosperity and Protest (1946–Present): Part I
Lesson 8 Assignment

Lesson 9: Prosperity and Protest (1946–Present): Part II
Lesson 9 Assignment

Lesson 10: Final Tips
Course Evaluation - Please complete before applying for the Final Exam below. All responses are anonymous.
Exam Application 
Lesson 10: Final Exam


Course Summary:

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