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UMHS 20th Century Literature:

Fantasy Fiction Focus, v1

.5 Carnegie Unit 

Instructor: Mr. Curtis Minton

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Instructor Information:

Curt Minton has taught with the UM-UMHS since 2012. He currently teaches several different social studies classes for the school, as well as Creative Writing. He also teaches 8th grade U.S. History at Oxford Middle School in Oxford, MS.

Mr. Minton received his undergraduate degree from the University of Mississippi and is also currently working on completing his masterís degree from Ole Miss as well. Mr. Minton has experience both as an online instructor and an online student.

Contact Information:

If you have questions concerning the content of the course, you may contact the instructor directly using the email link in the "Communications & Tools" tab. NOTE: Whenever sending an email, please be sure to indicate your Course title and number in the subject line (ie, AP Art History).

For lesson or test administration issues, please contact the HS department:

The University of Mississippi High School
P. O. Box 7959
University, MS 38677-0729

Phone: 662-915-1296
Fax: (662) 915-5138
E-mail: UMHS@olemiss.edu

Course Description:

Twentieth Century Literature covers a multitude of writers and topics from World War I to the present. This course will set its focus on the fantasy genre.

TEXTBOOK

Required Textbook:

Links to online versions of the short stories will be provided in the course folder; the novels listed below will need to be procured by the student

Tolkien, J. R. R. The Hobbit, or, There and Back Again

Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Card, Orson Scott. Enderís Game

Levine, Gail Carson. Ella Enchanted

It is the student's responsibility to order his or her textbook. Online textbook retailers such as Amazon.com, ABEbooks.com, or Half.com usually provide used textbooks at economical prices.

You must make sure you are ordering the exact book required in this syllabus.

Course Outline:

Units LESSON Reading Assignments Due for Grades
1 Novels The Hobbit, sections 1 through 4 Quizzes and assignments
1 Exam The Hobbit Proctored test to be scheduled and completed before continuing
1 Novels Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, sections 1 through 7 Quizzes and assignments
1 Exam Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Proctored test to be scheduled and completed before continuing
1 Novels Ender's Game, sections 1 through 4 Quizzes and assignments
1 Exam Ender's Game Proctored test to be scheduled and completed before continuing
1 Novels Ella Enchanted, sections 1 through 6 Quizzes and assignments
1 Exam Ella Enchanted Proctored test to be scheduled and completed before continuing
2 Short Stories We Can Remember It for You Wholesale, Philip K. Dick video Assignments
2 Short Stories History Lesson Assignment
2 Short Stories The Lottery Assignment
2 Short Stories Leningen Versus The Ants Assignment
3 Comics Course material, online research Assignments
  Final Exam Course documents Writing assignment

Grading Scale:

93 - 100% = A
85 - 92% = B
75 - 84% = C
70 - 74% = D
Below 69% = F

The grading format is as follows:

Quizzes 15%
Drop Box Assignments 35%
Exams 35%
Final Exam 15%