Course Syllabus

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:

Bradbury, Ray. Dandelion Wine. Random House, 1985. ISBN 9780553277531

Cather, Willa. My Ántonia. Dover, 1994. ISBN 9780486282404

Keyes, Daniel. Flowers for Algernon. Bantam, 1994. ISBN 9780553274509

Kingsolver, Barbara. The Poisonwood Bible. Harper Perennial, 1999. ISBN 9780060930530

Steinbeck, John. Of Mice and Men. Penguin, 1993. ISBN 9780140177398

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: My Ántonia—Book I
Lesson 1 Assignment

Lesson 2: My Ántonia—Book II–V
Lesson 2 Assignment

Lesson 3: Of Mice and Men
Lesson 3 Assignment

Lesson 4: Dandelion Wine—Part I
Lesson 4 Assignment

Lesson 5: Dandelion Wine—Part II
Lesson 5 Assignment

Lesson 6: Flowers for Algernon—Progress Reports 1–11
Lesson 6 Assignment

Lesson 7: Flowers for Algernon—Progress Reports 12–17
Lesson 7 Assignment

Lesson 8: The Poisonwood Bible—Books One and Two
Lesson 8 Assignment

Lesson 9: The Poisonwood Bible—Books Three–Seven
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:

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