Course Number: 112/113
Full Year; 10 Units
UC/CSU Approved: English “B” Requirement.
Satisfies one year of the English graduation requirement.
British Literature is a year-long course that explores the context, traditions, innovations, and complexities of writing in Great Britain from the year 449 AD to the present. Students will read varied selections in chronological order from British authors in order to gain insight into the British contribution to literature on the world stage. Students will explore the nuances of writing throughout the different eras of British literature, focusing on the attitudes that shaped the writing of the time. Emphasis is given to reading comprehension and analysis of these works in discussion, projects, essays, and exams. Students will continue to develop their skills in literary criticism. This class should be considered an introduction to college-level thinking, reading, and writing. Learning objectives are rooted in the Common Core standards for the state of California.
- Macbeth by William Shakespeare ISBN# 978-1451694727
- Frankenstein by Mary Shelley ISBN# 978-0-393-92793-1
- The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde ISBN# 978-0486264783
Other texts used provided in PDF format by the instructor
Note: Summer Reading Texts are by grade level and are posted in May.
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