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 books are required for this course:

Gaines, Ernest J. A Lesson Before Dying. Vintage Books, 1997. ISBN (9780375702709)

Hemingway, Ernest The Old Man and the Sea. Scribner, 1999. ISBN (9780684801223)

Salinger, J. D. The Catcher in the Rye. Lb Books, 1991. ISBN (9780316769488)

Twain, Mark Huckleberry Finn. Penguin, 1985. ISBN (9780142437179)

Vonnegut, Kurt Slaughterhouse-Five. Dell Publishing Company, 1991. ISBN (9780440180296) 

How to obtain your books.

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: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn—Chapters 1–20
Lesson 1 Assignment

Lesson 2: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn—Chapters 21–43
Lesson 2 Assignment

Lesson 3: The Catcher in the Rye—Chapters 1–13
Lesson 3 Assignment

Lesson 4: The Catcher in the Rye—Chapters 14–26
Lesson 4 Assignment

Lesson 5: The Old Man and the Sea
Lesson 5 Assignment

Lesson 6: Slaughterhouse-Five—Chapters 1–4
Lesson 6 Assignment

Lesson 7: Slaughterhouse-Five—Chapters 5–10
Lesson 7 Assignment

Lesson 8: A Lesson Before Dying—Chapters 1–16
Lesson 8 Assignment

Lesson 9: A Lesson Before Dying—Chapters 17–31
Lesson 9 Assignment

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


Course Summary:

Date Details Due