AP English Literature and Composition is a college-level course designed to expose students to an extensive range of literature, as well as fulfilling the credit requirements for ELA A30 and ELA B30.
This course teaches advanced critical thinking, analytical and composition skills. Students will be asked to consider a work's structure, style, themes, as well as figurative language, imagery, symbolism and tone.
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Units of Study
Resources Supplied by the DLC
- Medea – Euripides
- The Taming of the Shrew – William Shakespeare
- Hamlet – William Shakespeare
- Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead – Tom Stoppard
- The Occupation of Heather Rose – Wendy Lill
- Frankenstein – Mary Shelley
- The Orenda – Joseph Boyden
Resources Obtained by Student
- Audio recording equipment (a SMART phone will be sufficient)
- Microphone or audio recorder (webcam optional but encouraged)
- Student choice novel of a canonical work or a work of comparable literary merit
Suggested Career Pathways
- Editor (Freelance, Magazine, Newspaper)
- Teacher or Professor
- Script Writer
- Announcer or Broadcast Journalist