English 12

In this course, students examine classic and contemporary world texts through literature, essays, and film. Students learn to evaluate secondary sources and engage in deeper readings of the texts in preparation for the complexity and rigors of college analysis. Students explore thematic connections that run through classic and modern works from differing cultural traditions. Among the authors recently studied are Achebe, Atwood, Camus, Carver, Conrad, Ishiguro, Kafka, O’Connor, Olen Butler, Orwell, Shakespeare, and Sophocles. Students are expected to think independently, do close readings, and articulate their interpretations maturely and thoughtfully. Major assignments include oral presentations, critical commentaries, and essays that further develop the analytical skills acquired in the junior year.

In addition to this 2-mod class, students must also choose one of the following electives:

Creative Writing: Focus on Style (ENG510C)
Creative Writing: Focus on the Novel (ENG510F)
Creative Writing: Focus on the Screenplay (ENG510K)
Exploration of Memoir (ENG520A)
Creative Non-Fiction (ENG520K)
Encountering the Holocaust through Literature (ENG540C)
Science and Literature (ENG550C)
Communication and Public Speaking (ENG560C)
Food for Thought: Literature and Food (ENG570C)
Being Human: Intro to Philosophy (ENG650A)

In addition, the English course work that is part of the following immersive courses can be used as the third mod of this course:
Vergil’s Aeneid (ENG930R)
Transformative Justice (ENG980X)
Reef Ecology and Sustainability (ENG990B)
The Amazon: Stories and Ecology of the Rainforest (ENG990R)

Min-Max Credit Hours: 2.0-2.0