UMHS 20th Century Literature:
Fantasy Fiction Focus, v1
.5 Carnegie Unit
Instructor: Mr. Curtis Minton
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.
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).
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.
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.
|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|
93 - 100% = A
The grading format is as follows: