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Upperclassmen Full Year Courses

English III Honors
Full Year – 1 credit
Prerequisite: Successful completion of English II Honors and teacher recommendation; or, successful completion of English II, teacher recommendation, and department head approval.

Description: Students enrolled in English III Honors will be required to complete a summer reading assignment and project prior to the first day of class. Students enrolled in English III honors will be exposed to advanced instruction in expository writing, focusing specifically on themes in American Literature. In addition, students will participate in an in-depth study of American fiction and non-fiction written after 1900. Writing in this course will focus on developing critical literary essays as well as a required formal research paper.

 

English III
Full Year – 1 credit
Prerequisite: Successful completion of English II.

Description: Students enrolled in English III will participate in the student of American fiction and non-fiction written after 1900. Writing instruction will focus on literary analysis and the critical essay.

 

English IV Honors
Full Year – 1 credit
Prerequisite: Successful completion of English III Honors and teacher recommendation; or, successful completion of English III, teacher recommendation, and department head approval.

Description: Students enrolled in English IV Honors will be required to complete a summer reading assignment and project prior to the first day of class. This course provides advanced study of classic and contemporary literature from the British Isles, Asia, Africa and Europe. Writing instruction will concentrate on critical analysis, the essay, research, and cross-cultural study. In addition, focus will be placed on writing the college entrance essay.

 

English IV
Full Year – 1 credit
Prerequisite: Successful completion of English III.

Description: Students enrolled in English IV will be required to complete a summer reading assignment and project prior to the first day of class. This course includes reading selected poetry, drama, short fiction, novels, and nonfiction from the British Isles, Asia, Africa, and Europe. Selections will be studied as literary works and as reflections of their age and culture. Writing instruction will concentrate on critical analysis, the essay, and research. In addition, focus will be placed on writing the college entrance essay.

 

Advanced Placement Language and Composition
Full Year – 1 credit
Prerequisite: Successful completion of English II with a minimum grade of B, teacher recommendation, and approval of the department head.

Description: Successful completion of a summer project is expected by the first day of class. The course will follow the College Board Advanced Placement Language and Composition curriculum, and is equivalent to a first year-year college English course. The course is designed to help students become skilled readers of prose written in a variety of rhetorical contexts and to become skilled writers who compose for a variety of purposes. Both their writing and their reading should make students aware of the interactions among a writer’s purposes, audience expectations, and subjects as well as the way generic conventions and the resources of language contribute to effectiveness in writing. Students are expected to sit for the AP exam in May. This course is open to both juniors and seniors.

 

 

Advanced Placement Literature and Composition / ECE
Full Year – 1 credit
Prerequisite: Successful completion of English III Honors with a minimum grade of B, teacher recommendation, and approval of the department head. English III students may be eligible for the course with teacher recommendation and an interview with the department head.

Description: Successful completion of a summer project is expected by the first day of class. The course will follow the College Board Advanced Placement Literature and Composition curriculum and is equivalent to a first-year college English course. Students will study works by American and British authors as well as works by African, Australian, Canadian, Indian, and West Indian authors. Writing instruction will focus on the critical analysis of literature and will include assignment of expository, analytical, and argumentative essays. Students who enroll are expected to take the Advanced Placement Examination in May. College credit for the University of Connecticut’s English III may also be earned through successful completion of Advanced Placement English. Students are expected to sit for the AP exam in May.

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