What is the American dream?
 
We will explore American literature using as a basis the concept of the American dream. We will read selections from Native American authors (Sherman Alexie), the Puritans (The Scarlett letter), African Americans (Maya Angelou and Raisin in the Sun), and study other greats including Mark Twain,  E.A. Poe, Thoreau, Emerson, and Frost.