Modern Literature is a poetry, fiction, nonfiction, graphic novels and drama of the Pre-World War I period to present. Through the study of diverse authors such as Art Spiegelman, Sylvia Plath, Jack Kerouac, and Ernest Hemingway, this course will make direct connections between the literary works studied and the human situation in the modern era. The course also emphasizes oral and written analysis with several short analysis papers. Skills emphasized include critical and independent reading, understanding plot structure, using and understanding figurative language, identifying themes in literature, and identifying various critical approaches. Prerequisite: English I and English IIPrerequisite: English I and English II