Tales explores how the idea of the warrior has evolved over time from the
earliest examples known in literature up to present conceptions and
expectations of today’s soldier “warriors.”
Discussions about chivalry, loyalty, honor, brutality and the place of
the warrior as a role model within a cultural context will underlie discussions
of all texts.
Students will complete one additional reading and
writing assignment per quarter. Honors
students’ work will be held to higher honors level expectations. Students will make a binding choice for
honors or non-honors credit within the first two weeks of class.
print as well as supplemental video, include honest portrayals of armed
conflict and can, at times, include graphic language and violent images. While portions of ‘R’ rated films will be
shown to the class, I take every measure to excerpt sensitively to assure
appropriateness and connection to current reading. Students or parents who have concerns about
the content of this course should contact me directly.