|Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition Course
This rigorous course is designed for seniors who enjoy the challenge of heavy reading, active literary analysis and frequent writing. Following guidelines developed by the College Board, students will work with materials and methods similar to those encountered at the introductory college level. Poetry, fiction and non-fiction reading selections from the 16th century to the present dominate.
Students completing this course and scoring well on the standardized College Board Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition examination may be granted advanced placement status at their college/university.
Reading selections may include:
Literature: Structure, Sound, and Sense
The Canterbury Tales, Chaucer
Othello & King Lear, Shakespeare
Cat’s Cradle & Slaughterhouse-Five, Vonnegut
One Day in The Life of Ivan Denisovich, Solzhenitsyn
Madame Bovary, Flaubert
Heart of Darkness, Conrad
The Plague, Camus
Pride & Prejudice, Austen
Brave New World, Huxley
Crime and Punishment, Dostoevsky
A Clockwork Orange, Burgess