The American Dream

Domain: English
Timetable: Trimester 1, 2 and 3
Length of Course: 1 Trimester

Course Information

You may think you know America, but the USA we know today is only where it is because of those who came before – those who dreamt big and built a country where anybody’s dream could come true.

In The American Dream, you will study John Steinbeck’s classic novella, Of Mice and Men. Through this literary masterpiece, you will explore what the American Dream looked like in the 1903s, when all a man wanted was a bit of land to call his own.

You will delve into an America post the Great Depression and examine American society at the time. By analysing gender roles, discrimination, narrative archetypes, themes and moral dilemmas, you will question whether the American Dream is real or nothing but a fairy-tale.

Pathway Information




This course is further complimented by:

  • Literature (ATAR)
  • English (ATAR)
  • English (General)

Students undertaking this course may wish to consider tertiary studies in:

  • English and Literary Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • English and Cultural Studies
  • Bachelor of Education

This course suits direct workforce entry into the following:

  • Administration
  • Copywriting
  • Education Assistant
  • Librarian
  • Writer
  • Marketing

Additional Information

Estimated Charges: $25