ENGL151: English 1
World Literature refers to literature from all over the world. The course has a strong reliance on myths and poetic forms, as well as delving into texts that have had great influence on civilization as whole.
ENGL152: English 2
English 2 is designed to introduce 10th grade students to a variety of ethnic literary texts coming from writers from a variety of ethnic groups (including Native-American, Asian American, Haitian-American, and Jewish-American writers, and Latin-American) whose particular American experiences have shaped a truly diverse American identity.
AMLT150: American Literature
This course will further explore the American Literature that began in the 10th grade with selections taken from all genres. Attention is given to major thematic ideas such as Regionalism, Transcendentalism, Puritanism, Nationalism, as well as to major American authors and significant historical periods.
AMLT250: American Literature Honors
Eleventh grade English Honors builds on the foundation set in ninth and tenth grade courses. American Literature Honors students continue to develop their critical and analytical thinking skills through a variety of spoken and written assignments. because of the students’ intellectual curiosity, efficient use of time, and effective organization those spoken and written assignments are completed at a high level of sophistication and eloquence. Their study of figurative language is enhanced by a particular focus on the thematic elements inherent to the genre of American Literature.
ENGL351: AP Language and Composition
This course engages students in becoming skilled readers of prose written in a variety of periods and disciplines. We will deepen our appreciation of the ways in which writers use language to provide both meaning and pleasure for their reader; you will incorporate your understanding of the authors’ writing within your own. The course will concentrate on the experience, the interpretation, and the evaluation of prose. The readings are primarily, but not exclusively, American – a combination of non-fiction, drama, literature, and poetry.
EURO150: English/European Literature
This course will focus on British and European literature which reflects those western civilization values that have influenced American culture.
EURO250: English/European Literature Honors
As a rule, the work of Honors English European Literature differs from that of the regular English course in quantity, pace and sophistication. Typically, honors students read and write more than students in regular courses. They participate in swiftly paced, complex discussions of literary texts and essay writing. Their interpretive writings are more complex than those addressed by students in regular course. Honors courses require a greater amount of skill, work and time than regular courses, thus often exposing students to the rigors of college academics.
ENGL350: AP English Literature and Composition
Advanced Placement (AP) English Literature and Composition is designed to be an academically rigorous and challenging course which emulates college material, emphasizing writing concisely, thinking clearly and reading critically genres of literature from various parts of the world and time periods. Writing, thinking and reading skills are to be fostered largely independent of others.