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:

Eschholz, Rosa, and Clark. Language Awareness: Readings for College Writers. 9th Student edition. Bedford/St. Martin's, 2004. ISBN 978-0312407025

Twain, Mark. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Penguin Classics, 2002. ISBN 978-0142437179

O'Brien, Tim. The Things They Carried. New York. Broadway, 1998. ISBN 978-0767902892

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: Politics, Propaganda, and Doublespeak
Lesson 1 Assignment

Lesson 2: Slanted Speech, Advertising, and Politics
Lesson 2 Assignment

Lesson 3: Huckleberry Finn and the Language of Racism
Lesson 3 Assignment

Lesson 4: Huckleberry Finn and the character of Jim
Lesson 4 Assignment

Lesson 5: African American Voices and Slavery
Lesson 5 Assignment

Lesson 6: The Things They Carried and the Experience of War
Lesson 6 Assignment

Lesson 7: The Things They Carried and the Nature of Fiction
Lesson 7 Assignment

Lesson 8: Writing a Personal Application Essay
Course Evaluation - Please complete along with your Final Assignment below. All responses are anonymous.
Lesson 8 Assignment


Course Summary:

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