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Modern American Novel

Teachers: Mathew Pentecost '95
Open to: Seniors
Length: 1 Semester

This course studies the development of the modern American novel from the post-World War I era to the contemporary scene. Six novels are examined: Reading assignments average 150 pages per week with twice weekly “pop” quizzes on the readings. An essay is required approximately every 2-3 weeks; these assignments include in-class writing, papers prepared outside of class (5 pages in length), and summaries of individual oral reports. Midterm and final examinations are in essay format.