The works that society calls its "great books" tell us much about how the society views itself. Popular forms of linguistic expression, though sometimes less celebrated, similarly reflect a culture's sense of itself. Examining a range of texts, time-honored and otherwise, from numerous critical perspectives, this course explores how literatures reflect the values of the societies that create and enjoy them. Appropriate for students in all majors. This course is an English elective and does not replace required English courses. (one-half credit, one-semester course for grades 10-12.) Prerequisites: (1) Students must meet the admission standards of Missouri State University, (2) Students must pay all applicable fees and tuition to Missouri State University, (5) Student is responsible for cost of books, (6) Students in 11th and 12th grade must have an overall GPA of 3.0, or 11th and 12th grade students with overall GPA of 2.5-2.99 must provide signed letter of recommendation from principal OR school counselor AND parent or legal guardian. Students in 10th grade must have an overall GPA of 3.0 AND must provide signed letter of recommendation from their principal AND school counselor AND provide written permission from a parent or legal guardian. 


    Students taking dual credit classes are encouraged to contact the college they plan to attend to check for credit transferability.  Some credits will be transcribed as elective credit if it is not required for a particular major or general studies requirement.  Contact the college/university website to locate a transfer equivalency chart.

    Click here for links to the transfer equivalency guides and general education requirements for the top five post-secondary schools that CJHS students attend (Crowder, Missouri Southern State University, Pittsburg State University, Missouri State University, University of Arkansas).