SENIOR ENGLISH: GREAT WORKS OF BRITISH LITERATURE
11th - 12th Grade
Credit - 1/2 English credit
Semester – 1 and/or 2
In this survey course, students examine foundational British texts such as Beowulf, The Canterbury Tales, Paradise Lost, Hamlet, and other classics, as well as explore eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth century poets, novelists, and essayists. Key questions include "What can we learn about ourselves and others from this literature?" and "How has this literature helped to shape our identity?" Students will continue to refine their analytical writing skills as well as have the opportunity to respond creatively to this important literature. Students are required to write, conference, and revise a minimum of five compositions.