Semesters: 1 (2nd Semester)
Prerequisites: Successful completion of Junior Composition & Literature
Credit: 1/2 per semester
This class may be offered in a blended format.
This course is highly recommended for the college-bound student who needs to fulfill college entrance requirements. Students will read and discuss major literary works from a broad range of eras, cultures, and movements. The works chosen for the course will be ones that have influenced the development of Western culture. Many of the most important literary figures contributing to Western literature will be studied, including (but not limited to) Homer, Virgil, Chaucer, Shakespeare, Milton, Chekhov, Ibsen, and many others. Students will evaluate the technical and cultural effects of the works, exploring events and trends that influence the writer. They will also write literary essays based on close observation of the works.