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ENGLISH/LANGUAGE ARTS

(8 Credits Required)

AMERICAN LITERATURE 1 (NCAA)

Course Length:

1 Semester

Credits:

1

Elective/Required:

Required Option

Grade Level:

11, 12

This course is devoted to a study of the development of American literature from pre-colonial times to 1900. The

text used for the course includes short stories, poetry, essays, and articles. The works of the major American

writers are studied along with the relationship between the growth of literature and the history of America.

AMERICAN LITERATURE 2 (NCAA)

Course Length:

1 Semester

Credits:

1

Elective/Required:

Required Option

Grade Level:

11, 12

This course is similar to American Literature 1 except that the time period studied is from 1900 to modern times.

This class features vocabulary tests, essay tests, at least five formal essays, a journal and an essay test for each

unit covered. Peer evaluation and editing are part of the writing program. Every paper will be read and responded

to by peers.

COLLEGE COMPOSITION 1 – ENG 105 (NCAA)

COLLEGE COMPOSITION 2 – ENG 106 (NCAA)

COLLEGE INTRO TO LITERATURE – LIT101 (NCAA)

CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT

(Purchase of Textbook Required)

Course Length:

1 Year

Credits:

3 LCHS, 9 WITCC

Grade Level

: 12

This class consists of three, trimester-long courses. Comp 1 covers the basics of short-essay college writing.

Comp 2 focuses on research-paper writing. During the composition sections, students will do argumentative,

comparison-contrast, definition, descriptive, narrative, and process writing. The writing process, correct English

usage, and sentence structures will be emphasized. The literature portion will cover literary terms, short stories,

poetry, and dramas. Grades will be comprised of scores from quizzes, tests, and literary analysis essays.

CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE

Course Length:

1 Semester

Credits:

1

Elective/Required:

Elective

Grade Level:

11, 12

(10

th

grade students who feel they can handle the reading and writing load of a literature course are also welcome.)

Students in this course will read late twentieth century and twenty-first century literature of various genres

including, but not limited to historical fiction, fantasy, memoir, biography, science fiction, and suspense/thriller.

Students will analyze the components of each genre and apply them to the assigned book. Students taking

Contemporary Literature can expect a writing component to this class as well.

CREATIVE WRITING (NCAA)

Course Length:

1 Semester

Credits:

1

Elective/Required:

Required Option

Grade Level:

11, 12

Creative Writing is an elective course for juniors and seniors who enjoy writing or who want to polish their writing

skills. In a workshop type of environment, the student will write various forms of narrative based prose and

poetry. Core goals include the development of writing, editing, and technology skills. The student will leave this

class with an understanding of Microsoft Word 97 and PowerPoint 97.