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Textbooks for both Summer and Academic Year 2024 Courses

Courses in Latin

Latin Bible for Beginners (1813) • [2024] Rachel Lott
No texts are listed for this course at this time.

Latin I (1802) • [2024] Bruce McMenomy
  Required: Wheelock's Latin, Seventh Edition [Edition required: 7]
Wheelock Frederick M., LaFleur Richard A.

  Required: Workbook for Wheelock's Latin, 3rd Edition, Revised (Paperback) [Edition required: 3]
Paul T. Comeau, Richard A. LaFleur
Notes:
Students must have a new, entirely unmarked copy of this workbook for their own personal use.

  Optional: A Comprehensive Guide to Wheelock's Latin: Newly Revised for Wheelock's 6th Edition [Any edition]
Dale A. Grote
Notes:
Optional: Dr. Grote's extended descriptions and notes on Wheelock's Latin have been out there for many years now, and many students find his clear and thorough explanations a useful supplement to the basic textbook.

  Optional: Vocabulary Cards and Grammatical Forms Summary for Wheelock's Latin [Any edition]
Richard A. LaFleur, Brad Tillery
Notes:
Optional: the real benefits of making vocabulary cards for yourself may be outweighed by the possibility that you simply won't do so. If that's likely, you may want to invest in these.


Vulgate Reading Group (1839) • [2024] Rachel Lott
No texts are listed for this course at this time.

Latin II (1808) • [2024] Bruce McMenomy
  Required: Wheelock's Latin, Seventh Revised Ed. [Edition required: 7]
Frederic M. Wheelock, Richard A. LaFleur
Notes:
(Earlier notes relating to the sixth edition are irrelevant now, since everyone should have started with the seventh edition in Latin I.)

  Required: Workbook for Wheelock's Latin, 3rd Edition [Edition required: 3]
Paul T. Comeau, Richard A. LaFleur
Notes:
This is the version of the workbook selected to go with the edition with which the student began: most students should already have their own personal copy, with the chapters for this course unmarked.

  Optional: A Comprehensive Guide to Wheelock's Latin: Newly Revised for Wheelock's 6th Edition [Any edition]
Dale A. Grote
Notes:
Optional: Dr. Grote's extended descriptions and notes on Wheelock's Latin have been out there for many years now, and many students find his clear and thorough explanations a useful supplement to the basic textbook.

  Optional: Vocabulary Cards and Grammatical Forms Summary for Wheelock's Latin [Any edition]
Richard A. LaFleur, Brad Tillery
Notes:
Optional: the real benefits of making vocabulary cards for yourself may be outweighed by the possibility that you simply won't do so. If that's likely, you may want to invest in these.


Latin III (1826) • [2024] Bruce McMenomy
  Required: Aeneas to Augustus [Edition required: 2]
Mason Hammond, Anne Amory

  Required: Ancient Rome: An Introductory History [Any edition]
Paul A. Zoch

  Required: Handbook to Life in Ancient Rome [Any edition]
Lesley Adkins, Roy A. Adkins

  Required: Syntactical Mechanics [Edition required: 1]
Bruce A. McMenomy


Latin IV (Caesar and Vergil) (1827) • [2024] Bruce McMenomy
  Required: Caesar: Selections from his Commentarii De Bello Gallico [Any edition]
Hans-Friedrich Mueller, G. Julius Caesar
Notes:
Prices on this have fluctuated severely over the last few years. It should be around $45. If it goes skyrocketing from there, let me know via email and we'll come up with some alternative solution. If Amazon is tweaking the prices unreasonably, check into the option directly from the publisher here: http://www.bolchazy.com/Caesar-Selections-from-his-Commentarii-De-Bello-Gallico-P3161.aspx

  Required: Syntactical Mechanics [Edition required: 1]
Bruce A. McMenomy
Notes:
This book is also required for Latin III, so continuing students will already have a copy.

  Required: The Landmark Julius Caesar: The Complete Works: Gallic War, Civil War, Alexandrian War, African War, and Spanish War [Edition required: 1]
C. Julius Caesar, Kurt A. Raaflalaub (ed.), Robert B. Strassler (series editor)
Notes:
This is a magnificent book and a bargain for what it contains. If it's prohibitive, please let me know. I would permit another translation of Caesar's text, but this edition supplies a great deal of supporting information that will make the shape of Caesar's campaigns vastly more accessible. In either case I will be assigning readings from the accompanying web document (which is available freely to all) — which contains about 325 pages of material that wouldn't fit into the book itself.

  Required: Vergil's Aeneid: Expanded Collection [Any edition]
P. Vergilius Maro, Barbara W. Boyd

  Required: Why Vergil?: A Collection of Interpretations [Any edition]
Stephanie Quinn


Latin V (Latin Literature) (1828) • [2024] Bruce McMenomy
  Required: Allen and Greenough's New Latin Grammar [Any edition]
J. B. Greenough, G. L. Kittredge, A. A. Howard, Benj. L. D'Ooge, Anne Mahoney
Notes:
The hardbound copy may be substituted; if money is an issue, one can dispense with this and rely on the online version, which is accessible through the Moodle website. Access to the text in some form, however, is essential for the various grammatical issues that arise.

  Required: Horace: Selected Odes and Satire [Any edition]
Q. Horatius Flaccus, Ronnie Ancona

  Required: The Catullan Revolution [Edition required: 1]
Kenneth Quinn
Notes:
The older edition will suffice if one can find it used.

  Required: Writing Passion: A Catullus Reader [Any edition]
C. Valerius Catullus, Ronnie Ancona

  Optional: Latin Dictionary Founded on Andrew's Edition of Freund's Latin Dictionary [Any edition]
Charlton T. Lewis, Charles Short, William Freund
Notes:
This is one of the larger (and more expensive) dictionaries available for serious Latinists. Unlike the larger and more recent Oxford Latin Dictionary, its range extends up to about 600 A. D., and so is more useful for those interested in Mediaeval Latin. Definitely not required, though some suitable dictionary is required. This is old enough that it is also available in many forms in addition to the cumbersome volume from Oxford: the Logeion site online offers its material for free and in very good format.

  Optional: Oxford Latin Dictionary [Any edition]
P. G. W. Glare
Notes:
Emphatically not required, this is probably the most comprehensive Classical Latin dictionary avaiable in English today; it is also the most expensive. Its coverage does not extend much beyond A.D. 200, however, and so it is probably not as useful as Lewis and Short for those who want to pursue later Latin.


Courses in Greek

Greek II (1836) • [2024] Bruce McMenomy
  Required: Greek: An Intensive Course [Edition required: 2]
Hardy Hansen, Gerald M. Quinn
Notes:
Second revised edition. Hardcover version may be substituted. The student probably already has this from Greek I.

  Optional: Greek New Testament: With English Introduction including Greek/English dictionary [Edition required: 4]
Kurt Aland (Editor)
Notes:
Optional though recommended: regular reading in the Greek New Testament is an excellent way to bolster one's Greek and to achieve a better mastery of Scripture.


Courses in Mathematics

Pre-Algebra (1868) • [2024] Rachel Lott
  Required: Prealgebra: The Art of Problem Solving [Edition required: 1]
Richard Rusczyk, David Patrick, Ravi Boppana
Notes:
Please purchase both the textbook and the solutions manual. Text ISBN: 978-1-934124-21-5 // Solutions ISBN: 978-1-934124-22-2


Algebra 1 (1820) • [2024] Rachel Lott
  Required: Discovering Algebra: An Investigative Approach [Edition required: 3]
Jerald Murdock, Ellen Kamischke, and Eric Kamischke

  Required: TI-NSpire Calculator [Any edition]

Notes:
There are several models of the TI-nspire; the standard model is fine for this class. This handheld device should last through college.

  Optional: TI-NSpire for Dummies [Edition required: 2]
Jeff McCalla


Geometry (1819) • [2024] Art Mabbott
  Required: Discovering Geometry [Edition required: 5]
Michael Serra
Notes:
ISBN 13: 978-1-4652-5505-1


Algebra 2 (Advanced Algebra) (1821) • [2024] Art Mabbott
  Required: Discovering Advanced Algebra: An Investigative Approach [Edition required: 3]
Jerald Murdock, Ellen Kamischke, and Eric Kamischke
Notes:
ISBN 13:  978 1465290397

  Required: TI-NSPIRE  (either Numeric or CAS) ASIN# B07RL7HM5V [Any edition]
Texas Instruments


Pre-Calculus with Trigonometry (1876) • [2024] Art Mabbott
  Required: Pre-Calculus with Trigonometry: Concepts and Applications [Edition required: 2]
Paul A. Foerster
Notes:
This text brings an effective & modern approach to the learning of advanced mathematics.

  Required: TI-NSpire Calculator (Either the NUMERIC OR CAS VERSION) ASIN# B07RL7HM5V [Any edition]


Calculus (1883) • [2024] John Hogan
  Required: Calculus Volume 1 [Edition required: 1]
Gilbert Strang, Edwin “Jed” Herman, et al.
Notes:
ISBN: 978-1938168024 Students will find additional resources under the "Student Resources" tab on the website.

  Optional: Calculus Made Easy: Expanded & Modernized (Full-Color Edition) [Edition required: 1]
Sylvanus P. Thompson, Kamyar M. Davoudi
Notes:
ISBN: 979-8322363309


Courses in Science

Natural Science I (1804) • [2024] Christe McMenomy
No texts are listed for this course at this time.

Natural Science II (1809) • [2024] Christe McMenomy
No texts are listed for this course at this time.

The Chemical History of the Candle (1811) • [2024 (Summer)] Christe McMenomy
  Required: The Chemical History of the Candle [Edition required: 1]
Michael Faraday
Notes:
Several editions of this book are available, including a downloadable PDF version. See the teacher's website for further details. Any version is acceptable.


Biology (1801) • [2024] Christe McMenomy
  Required: Biology: Concepts and Connections [Edition required: 10]
Martha R. Taylor; Eric Simon; Jean L. Dickey; Kelly Hogan
Notes:
Please be sure that you are purchasing the 10th edition (Giraffe cover). You do not need to purchase Mastering Biology access to the publisher's site; all materials for the course will be available from Scholars Online's secure Moodle site. This text is available for rental in eText format through VitalSource (9780136538981).

  Required: Illustrated Guide to Home Biology Experiments [Edition required: 1]
Robert B Thompson and Barbara F Thompson


Astronomy (1810) • [2024] Christe McMenomy
  Required: Stellarium Planetarium [Edition required: 0.21.0]
Fabien Chéreau Alexander Wolf, Guillaume Chéreau, Georg Zotti, Marcos Cardinot, et. al.
Notes:
You may also wis to check out the different features.

  Required: Universe [Edition required: 11]
Robert Geller; Roger Freedman; William J Kaufmann
Notes:
This text is also available from VitalSource in eBook only edition.

  Required: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Astronomy Education Application Suite [Edition required: 1]
The Astronomy Faculty at UNL


Chemistry (1807) • [2024] Christe McMenomy
  Required: Chemistry and Chemical Reactivity [Edition required: 10]
John C. Kotz, Paul M. GTreichel, John Townsend, David Treichel
Notes:
The hardcover, softcover, and eBook (available from VitalSource) versions of the tenth edition include all materials required for the course. Please be sure to purchase the 10th edition (with the floating iceberg cover) as the materials are not the same within editions. You do not need to purchase OWL or any access to the publisher's site; all materials for the course will be available from Scholars Online's secure Moodle site.

  Required: Illustrated Guide to Home Chemistry Experiments [Edition required: 1]
Robert Bruce Thompson
Notes:
We will use this text as the basis of our chemistry lab efforts.

  Optional: Home Chemistry Laboratory Kit CK01A [Any edition]
Robert B. and Barbara F. Thompson
Notes:
The CK01A version of the chemistry kit contains most (but not all) equipment required to complete the AP level chemistry experiments for this course. While it is possible to secure individual items for each lab, and may be less expensive for students completing only the Honors option, you may find purchase the kit more convenient.


Physics (1805) • [2024] Christe McMenomy
  Required: Physics: Principles with Applications [Edition required: 7]
Donald C. Giancoli
Notes:
You do not need to purchase Mastering Physics access to the publisher's site; all materials for the course will be available from Scholars Online's secure Moodle site.


Courses in Literature

Treasure Island (1814) • [2024 (Summer)] Bruce McMenomy
  Required: Treasure Island [Edition required: ]
Robert Louis Stevenson
Notes:
The listed edition here is selected for general quality, but any complete (unabridged) version of the novel should be sufficient.


Summer Shakespeare I (1825) • [2024 (Summer)] Bruce McMenomy
  Required: A Midsummer Night's Dream [Any edition]
William Shakespeare

  Required: As You Like It [Any edition]
William Shakespeare

  Required: Julius Caesar [Any edition]
William Shakespeare

  Required: King Lear [Any edition]
William Shakespeare

  Required: Richard II [Any edition]
William Shakespeare

  Required: Romeo and Juliet [Any edition]
William Shakespeare

  Required: The Merchant of Venice [Any edition]
William Shakespeare

  Required: The Taming of the Shrew [Any edition]
William Shakespeare

  Required: Twelfth Night [Any edition]
William Shakespeare

  Optional: All of Shakespeare [Any edition]
Maurice Charney
Notes:
NOT required. A convenient middle-weight overview of the whole Shakespeare corpus by a scholar and theorist of theater. Not as penetrating as Garber or Bloom, but somewhat more accessible.

  Optional: Essential Shakespeare Handbook [Any edition]
Leslie Dunton-Downer, Alan Riding, Karen Wilks (Designer), Elizabeth Wyse (Editor)
Notes:
NOT required. This book provides a systematic overview of the whole corpus of Shakespeare plays in an accessible and colorful form, with notes on famous performances, themes, settings, and other such details. It is very useful for a student first getting to know Shakespeare, and equally useful for an advanced student wanting to have the ability to see the corpus in outline.

  Optional: Shakespeare After All [Any edition]
Marjorie Garber
Notes:
NOT required. A useful book covering all of Shakespeare's plays critically and thoughtfully, aware of contemporary scholarly trends but not overly encumbered by them.

  Optional: Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human [Any edition]
Harold Bloom
Notes:
NOT Required. A celebrated and widely cited book, filled with Bloom's own highly personal approach to the various plays in the Shakespeare corpus. Appropriate for the more advanced general reader or the serious scholar; certain to be intimidating for the novice.

  Optional: Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare [Any edition]
Stephen Greenblatt
Notes:
NOT required. This is a fascinating recent biographical discussion of how Shakespeare's life may have shaped his work. All Shakespeare biography is chancy, and theories about Shakespearean authorship tend largely to divert us from the more serious issues of understanding his plays, but this study has some material relevance to the material at hand. Suitable for more mature readers; probably not appropriate for younger readers.


Looking at Middle-earth (1844) • [2024 (Summer)] Bruce McMenomy
  Required: The Hobbit: or There and Back Again [Any edition]
J. R. R. Tolkien

  Required: The Lord of the Rings [Any edition]
J. R. R. Tolkien
Notes:
Any edition will suffice.

  Optional: The Silmarillion [Any edition]
J. R. R. Tolkien
Notes:
Not required, but the next logical step after reading The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.


The Thought Plickens: Learning to Think Critically (1884) • [2024] Alexandra Dascalu Nelson
  Required: A Wrinkle in Time [Edition required: 1]
Madeleine L'Engle

  Required: Anne of Green Gables [Any edition]
L.M. Montgomery Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell
Notes:
If possible there will be an online or PDF version available as well and posted to the website. If you are having trouble finding the edition, please contact me.

  Required: Ender's Game [Any edition]
Orson Scott Card
Notes:
This book will be assigned based on the students reading level and age.

  Required: Redwall [Edition required: 1]
Brian Jacques

  Required: The Jungle Books [Any edition]
Rudyard Kipling Publisher: Oxford World Classics
Notes:
If possible there will be an online or PDF version available as well and posted to the website. If you are having trouble finding the edition, please contact me.

  Required: Treasure Island [Any edition]
Robert Louis Stevenson Publisher: Modern Library Classics
Notes:
If possible there will be an online or PDF version available as well and posted to the website. If you are having trouble finding the edition, please contact me.


Fairy Tales, Myths and Folklore (1899) • [2024] Alexandra Dascalu Nelson
  Optional: A Treasury of Irish Fairy and Folk Tales (Barnes & Noble Leatherbound Classic Collection) [Any edition]
Various Authors
Notes:
The Textbook is OPTIONAL as online links to the assigned reading or a PDF version will be provided as well.

  Optional: Mythology [Any edition]
Edith Hamilton
Notes:
I can provide a PDF version of this book and the supplemental readings.

  Optional: The Complete Fairy Tales - Hans Christian Andersen (Wordsworth Special Editions) [Any edition]
Hans Christian Andersen
Notes:
The Textbook is OPTIONAL as online links to the assigned reading or a PDF version will be provided as well.

  Optional: The Complete Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm All-New Third Edition [Edition required: 3]
Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
Notes:
The Textbook is OPTIONAL as online links to the assigned reading or a PDF version will be provided as well.


World Literature (1829) • [2024] Alexandra Dascalu Nelson
  Required: World Literature [Any edition]
Susan Wittig Albert, Richard Cohen, Rose Sallberg Kam, David Adams Leeming, Thomas Monsell, Carroll Moulton, Susanna Nied, Eileen Hillary Oshinsky
Notes:
Be sure to obtained the revised edition as specified by the ISBN. Copies are available used at ridiculously low prices: do read the descriptions of their condition to avoid getting something that is just falling apart.


Western Literature to Dante (1830) • [2024] Bruce McMenomy
  Required: Mimesis: The Representation of Reality in Western Literature [Any edition]
Erich Auerbach, Willard R. Trask (tr.)

  Required: The Aeneid (Penguin Classics) [Any edition]
Virgil, David West
Notes:
Please do not resort to other translations; they tend to cause confusion in class.

  Required: The Consolation of Philosophy [Edition required: 2]
Anicius Manlius Severinus Boëthius, tr. Victor Watts

  Required: The Greek Plays [Edition required: 1]
Mary Lefkowitz, James Romm, edd.
Notes:
If you have already acquired the Lind Ten Greek Plays, that will suffice. The translations here are more up to date and more complete, however, and this should be useful.

  Required: The Holy Bible: New International Translation [Any edition]
Various, NIV Commission (tr.)
Notes:
You need some translation of the Bible for this course, preferably a reasonably modern one; it need not be this edition or even this translation. I value the New International Version for its literal accuracy, though its language tends to be rather stiff and sometime slanted; the King James Version, while beautiful and a work of genius in its day, is laden with numerous pitfalls for the modern reader. The Revised Standard Version is reasonably sound, if you can get it; the New Revised Standard Version is riddled with politically motivated compromises of every sort. Other options would be the Jerusalem Bible or the New English Bible.

  Required: The Iliad (Penguin Classics) [Any edition]
Homer, Robert Fagles
Notes:
Please do not resort to other translations; doing so makes referring to pages impossible, and creates unnecessary storms of opinion relating to translated forms. You may get any other edition of the Fagles translation required, though.

  Required: The Nibelungenlied: Prose Translation [Any edition]
Anonymous, A. T. Hatto (tr.)
Notes:
Please do not resort to other translations of this work; they tend to create confusions in class.

  Required: The Odyssey (Penguin Classics) [Any edition]
Homer, D. C. H. Rieu, Peter V. Jones, E. V. Rieu
Notes:
Please do not resort to other translations; they are likely to create confusion in class.

  Required: The Portable Dante [Any edition]
Dante Alighieri, Mark Musa (tr.)
Notes:
Please do not resort to other translations of this: it tends to create confusion in class. In addition, many other translations of Dante's Divine Comedy are very stilted and awkward, creating tonal and dictional problems of their own.

  Required: The Saga of the Volsungs (Penguin Classics) [Any edition]
Anonymous, Jesse L. Byock
Notes:
Please do not resort to other translations if possible: it tends to create confusion in class. (The translation by William Morris and Eirikr Magnusson is very archaic in diction and hence quite difficult for many students to read.)

  Required: The Song of Roland (Penguin Classics) [Any edition]
Anonymous, Glyn S. Burgess (tr.)
Notes:
Please do not resort to other translations if possible; they tend to cause confusions in class.

  Required: Western Literature to Dante: A Parents' Guide [Edition required: 3]
Bruce A. McMenomy
Notes:
This is a handbook I have prepared for parents who have enrolled for the course, or who are considering it. It gives a complete rundown of course elements, pedagogical goals, study techniques, and background material on each unit to help parents evaluate the course's suitability or to guide their children through it.

  Optional: Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes [Any edition]
Edith Hamilton
Notes:
Not required, but encouraged for those who have no background in mythology: have this read over the summer.

  Optional: The Story of King Arthur and His Knights (Dover Storybooks for Children) [Any edition]
Howard Pyle
Notes:
Not required, but students who have no background in the Arthurian tales may benefit from reading this through before the second half of the course.


English Literature (1832) • [2024] Bruce McMenomy
  Required: England in Literature (Macbeth Edition) [Any edition]
Helen McDonnell, John Pfordresher, Gladys Veidemanis
Notes:

If you cannot secure the Macbeth edition, the Hamlet edition is acceptable as well - merely make sure that you also have the optional Folger version of Macbeth listed below. That accounts for the only differences between the two volumes.

This book is now out of print, as Scott, Foresman has been assimilated by Prentice-Hall. Used copies are available.

  Required: Much Ado About Nothing (Folger Shakespeare Library) [Any edition]
William Shakespeare
Notes:
Please use this edition only. Unannotated editions of Shakespeare usually spell disaster for student comprehension, while using different texts (which often vary substantively) will merely create confusion in class.

  Required: Richard III (Folger Shakespeare Library) [Any edition]
William Shakespeare
Notes:
Please use this edition. Other editions are not acceptable for various reasons: chief among them the fact that unannotated texts tend to be impenetrable for the younger student.

  Optional: A Tale of Two Cities (Penguin Classics) [Any edition]
Charles Dickens
Notes:
This or Great Expectations is required for the class. You do not need to acquire both, though you may. Any unabridged version of the novel will suffice.

  Optional: England in Literature (Hamlet Edition) [Any edition]
Helen McDonnell, John Pfordresher, Gladys Veidemanis
Notes:
NOTE: This is presented as an alternative if you cannot find the Macbeth edition. It is not otherwise needed. If you get this volume rather than the Macbeth edition, please ALSO secure the Folger Library Macbeth given as optional below.

  Optional: Frankenstein: Or the Modern Prometheus (Penguin Classics) [Any edition]
Mary Shelley
Notes:
You may use any complete text of this book you have available. You should get either this or Pride and Prejudice, though you may read both.

  Optional: Great Expectations (Penguin Classics) [Any edition]
Charles Dickens
Notes:
This or A Tale of Two Cities is required for the class. You need not get both, though of course you may. Any unabridged edition is sufficient.

  Optional: Macbeth (Folger Shakespeare Library) [Any edition]
William Shakespeare
Notes:
NOTE: Not normally required. This is offered as an alternative for those who buy the Hamlet Edition of the textbook. If you have the Macbeth Edition, it is not necessary.

  Optional: Pride and Prejudice (Penguin Classics) [Any edition]
Jane Austen
Notes:
This or Mary Shelley's Frankenstein is required for the class; you need not get both (though you are free to do so).


American Literature (1833) • [2024] Bruce McMenomy
  Required: A Man for All Seasons (Vintage International) [Any edition]
Robert Bolt
Notes:
You may use any complete text edition of this play.

  Required: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Norton Critical Edition) [Edition required: 3]
Mark Twain, Thomas Cooley
Notes:
Please do not substitute another edition for this one. We will be using critical materials unique to this edition for class.

  Required: Moby-Dick (Norton Critical Editions) [Edition required: 3]
Herman Melville, Hershel Parker (Editor)
Notes:
Please do not substitute any other edition. We will be using the special critical material unique to this volume, unavailable in other editions.

  Required: The Crucible (Penguin Classics) [Any edition]
Arthur Miller, Christopher Bigsby
Notes:
You may use any complete edition of this play.

  Required: The Old Man and The Sea [Any edition]
Ernest Hemingway
Notes:
You may use any available copy of this book.

  Required: The Red Badge of Courage (Norton Critical Editions) [Edition required: 4]
Stephen Crane, Eric Carl Link (Editor), Donald Pizer (Editor)
Notes:
Please do not substitute another edition for this one. We will be using the unique materials available in this particular edition for class.

  Required: The Scarlet Letter and Other Writings (Norton Critical Editions) [Any edition]
Nathaniel Hawthorne, Leland S. Person
Notes:
Please do not substitute another edition of this book. We will be using the unique critical material in this volume, unavailable in other editions.

  Required: The United States in Literature (Three Long Stories) [Any edition]
James E. Miller Jr., Kerry M. Wood, Carlota Cardenas de Dwyer
Notes:
Please get this edition. If you cannot find the Three Long Stories edition, the other one will do, but you will need to track down those three stories in some other format.


Senior English (Literature) (1834) • [2024] Bruce McMenomy
  Required: An Experiment in Criticism [Any edition]
C. S. Lewis
Notes:
Any edition of this book will do.

  Required: Anton Chekhov's Selected Plays (Norton Critical Editions) [Edition required: 2]
Anton Chekhov, Laurence Senelick (Translator)
Notes:
Please get this edition specifically. We will be using the unique critical materials in the back for various class activities. Cited in some places as "Second revised edition"

  Required: Billy Budd and Other Tales [Any edition]
Hermann Melville, Joyce Carol Oates

  Required: Copenhagen [Any edition]
Michael Frayn

  Required: Emma (Norton Critical Edition) [Edition required: 4]
Jane Austen
Notes:
Please get this edition specifically. We will be using the unique critical materials in the back for various class activities.

  Required: Ethan Frome: Authoritative Text Backgrounds and Contexts Criticism (Norton Critical Editions) [Edition required: 1]
Edith Wharton, Kristin O. Lauer, Cynthia Griffin Wolff
Notes:
Please get this edition specifically. We will be using the unique critical materials in the back for various class activities.

  Required: Fathers and Children (Norton Critical Edition) [Edition required: 2]
Ivan Turgenev, ed. Michael R. Katz
Notes:
It is essential to get this edition of the book. Other versions are not going to provide the correct critical material for our class discussions.

  Required: Hamlet: An Authoritative Text, Intellectual Backgrounds, Extracts from the Sources, Essays in Criticism (Norton Critical Editions) [Edition required: 2]
William Shakespeare
Notes:

Please get this edition specifically. We will be using the unique critical materials in the back for various class activities. There are two apparently separate track versions of this text, and it's very confusing. What you want is the one edited by Cyrus Hoy. The other one is full of politicized nonsense.

  Required: Heart of Darkness (Case Studies in Contemporary Criticism) [Edition required: 3]
Joseph Conrad, Ross Murfin (Editor)
Notes:
Please get this edition specifically. We will be using the unique critical materials in the back for various class activities.

  Required: Henry IV, Part 2 (Folger Shakespeare Library) [Any edition]
William Shakespeare
Notes:
Please get this edition specifically. We will be using the unique critical materials for various class activities.

  Required: Henry IV, Part I (Folger Shakespeare Library) [Any edition]
William Shakespeare
Notes:
Please get this edition specifically. We will be using the unique critical materials for various class activities.

  Required: Henry V (Folger Shakespeare Library) [Any edition]
William Shakespeare
Notes:
Please get this edition specifically. We will be using the unique critical materials for various class activities.

  Required: Ibsen's Selected Plays (Norton Critical Editions) [Any edition]
Henrik Ibsen, Brian Johnston (Editor)
Notes:
Please get this edition specifically. We will be using the unique critical materials in the back for various class activities.

  Required: Iphigenia; Phaedra; Athaliah (Penguin Classics) [Any edition]
Jean Baptiste Racine
Notes:
Any complete text of this play in a reasonable translation will suffice.

  Required: Measure for Measure (Folger Shakespeare Library) [Any edition]
William Shakespeare

  Required: Perrine's Sound and Sense: An Introduction to Poetry [Edition required: 15]
Thomas R. Arp, Greg Johnson
Notes:
It is imperative that you get and use this edition only. It is signficantly changed from previous editions.

  Required: Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (Anniversary Edition) [Any edition]
Tom Stoppard
Notes:
Any complete edition of this play will suffice.

  Required: Ten Greek Plays in Contemporary Translations [Any edition]
Levy Lind (ed.)

  Required: The Cid, Cinna, The Theatrical Illusion (Penguin Classics) [Any edition]
Pierre Corneille, John Cairncross
Notes:
Any complete edition of this play will suffice.

  Required: The Complete Greek Tragedies: Euripides I [Any edition]
David Grene (Editor), Richmond Lattimore (Editor)

  Required: The Great Gatsby [Any edition]
F. Scott Fitzgerald

  Required: The House of the Seven Gables (Norton Critical Edition) [Edition required: 2]
Nathaniel Hawthorne, Robert S. Levine (Editor)
Notes:
Please get this edition specifically. We will be using the unique critical materials in the back for various class activities.

  Required: The Life of the Drama [Any edition]
Eric Bentley

  Required: The Misanthrope and Other Plays (Signet Classics) [Any edition]
Jean-Baptiste Moliere, Donald M. Frame
Notes:
Any complete edition of the play will suffice.

  Required: The Remains of the Day [Any edition]
Kazuo Ishiguro

  Required: The Rhetoric of Fiction [Edition required: 2]
Wayne C. Booth
Notes:
A reasonable search online or through Amazon’s secondary dealers can often turn up inexpensive used copies of this volume.

  Required: The Sorrows of Young Werther (Penguin Classics) [Any edition]
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Michael Hulse (Translator)

  Required: The Waste Land (Norton Critical Editions) [Edition required: 1]
T. S. Eliot, Michael North (Editor)
Notes:
Please get this edition specifically. We will be using the unique critical materials in the back for various class activities.

  Required: Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold [Any edition]
C. S. Lewis
Notes:
Any edition of this work is fine.

  Required: War and Peace [Any edition]
Leo Tolstoy, Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky, tr.
Notes:
Any complete version will suffice, but I strongly recommend this version or the Dunnigan version (from Signet) for readability. The Maude translation is very dated and rather painful to read.

  Required: Wuthering Heights (Case Studies in Contemporary Criticism) [Edition required: 2]
Emily Bronte, Linda H. Peterson
Notes:
Please get this edition specifically. We will be using the unique critical materials in the back for various class activities.

  Optional: 100 Words Almost Everyone Confuses and Misuses [Any edition]
Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries
Notes:
Highly recommended for writing guidance on questions of usage. Not strictly required.


Courses in History

Around the World in Nine Weeks (1892) • [2024 (Summer)] Christe McMenomy
No texts are listed for this course at this time.

World History II (1887) • [2024] Christe McMenomy
  Required: Patterns of World History, Volume II: from 1400 [Edition required: 4]
Peter Von Sivers, Charles A. Desnoyers, and George B. Snow
Notes:
There are several versions of the 4th edition. The ISBN above is to the Volume II edition without sources. You may also purchase the combined volume (containing all readings for the two year course) or the volumes with sources. Previous editions will not be acceptable, however.


Courses in Writing

Cursus Scriptorum: Writing With Honors (1860) • [2024] Bruce McMenomy
  Required: The Elements of Style [Edition required: 4]
William Strunk, EB White
Notes:
We selected this classic handbook of style for its high quality and its wide availability---no copy should cost more than ten dollars, if that, and it should be available in almost any bookstore. Any edition will serve.

  Optional: A Writer's Reference [Edition required: 7]
Diana Hacker
Notes:
This can be quite an expensive book to buy new. Prior editions and used copies are entirely acceptable. You may also use another reputable grammar book for reference as well, such as one of the many editions of Warriner's Grammar and Composition.


Practical Grammar (1803) • [2024 (Summer)] Emily Pearson
  Required: Painless Grammar [Any edition]
Rebecca Elliott, Ph.D.


Molding Your Prose (1822) • [2024 (Summer)] Bruce McMenomy
No texts are listed for this course at this time.

How to Become a Precocious Student (1864) • [2024 (Summer)] Christe McMenomy
No texts are listed for this course at this time.

Writing the Research Paper (1865) • [2024 (Summer)] Christe McMenomy
No texts are listed for this course at this time.

Molding Your Argument (1823) • [2024 (Summer)] Bruce McMenomy
No texts are listed for this course at this time.

Writing for the College-bound (1881) • [2024] Emily Pearson
No texts are listed for this course at this time.

Courses in Programming

Introduction to Programming with Scratch (1891) • [2024 (Summer)] Christe McMenomy
No texts are listed for this course at this time.

Courses in Philosophy

Plato’s Laches (1842) • [2024 (Summer)] Bruce McMenomy
  Required: Meno and Other Dialogues [Edition required: 1]
Plato, Robin Waterfield
Notes:
Try to get this edition: it will eliminate pointless disagreements about wording. Waterfield’s translations and notes are solid.


Great Debates (1840) • [2024] Rachel Lott
No texts are listed for this course at this time.


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