SENIOR ENGLISH: CONTEMPORARY WORLD LITERATURE
11th - 12th Grade
Credit - 1/2 English credit
Semester - 1 and/or 2
This course spotlights great world writers whose works represent modern literary developments, characterize the thinking of a particular generation, and illuminate the human condition. Thematic focuses include the individual coping with historical social change, the absurdity of modern life, and the quest for justice in an increasingly complex world. Literary works include the foundational texts All Quiet on the Western Front, Mrs. Dolloway, and Waiting for Godot or No Exit. Students also study Chronicle of a Death Foretold, contemporary short stories by recent award-winning authors, and select short pieces by poets, essayists, and filmmakers. Each student completes an independent reading project, and writes and conferences five compositions.
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