Prerequisite: English III
Type of Credit: English/Language Arts
This course will include instruction in written and oral analysis of major literary works of various genres from British, American, or world literatures. Selections include fiction, nonfiction, drama, and poetry chosen for their literary and cultural importance. The course provides frequent opportunities to write both formal and informal papers based on the literary readings. Reference skills and methods of summarizing information will be taught in relation to the production of documented papers. Use of electronic media such as desktop publishing, presentation software, or the internet will be incorporated in the course. Language study will include usage, mechanics, spelling, and other elements of standard written English, as well as the development of the English language in American culture.