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.
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.
The following materials are required for this course:
Eschholz, Rosa, and Clark. Language Awareness: Readings for College Writers. 9th Student edition. Bedford/St. Martin's, 2004. ISBN 978-0312407025
McBride, James. The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother. 10th Anniversary edition. Penguin Group, 2006. ISBN 978-1594481925
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: America’s Cultures
Lesson 1 Assignment
Lesson 2: The Immigrant Experience
Lesson 2 Assignment
Lesson 3: The Color of Water
Lesson 3 Assignment
Lesson 4: Personal Narrative
Lesson 4 Assignment
Lesson 5: Language and Identity
Lesson 5 Assignment
Lesson 6: Winning Hearts and Minds
Lesson 6 Assignment
Lesson 7: Politics, Protest, and Persuasion
Lesson 7 Assignment
Lesson 8: Revision
Course Evaluation - Please complete along with your Final Assignment below. All responses are anonymous.
Lesson 8 Assignment
The syllabus page shows a table-oriented view of the course schedule, and the basics of course grading. You can add any other comments, notes, or thoughts you have about the course structure, course policies or anything else.
To add some comments, click the "Edit" link at the top.