British Literature/Composition

This course concentrates on various works of authors (Spring Board curriculum) and selected British authors which are examined to increase reading proficiency and vocabulary, provide models of excellent writing, and foster an appreciation for British literature. Students will cite textual evidence; understand themes and central ideas, develop word choice and meaning, analyze the structure of a text, and identify points of view on writing and vocabulary through the study of literature and vocabulary lessons. With a concentration on British Literature, this course also has an introduction to college freshman composition component that focuses on improving students’ abilities to write in a university setting and introduces students to writing practices in the disciplines and professions. This course stresses critical-thinking, problem-solving, and analytical skills that are required for success in college, career, and life. APA format is taught for one extended research paper which is tied to the Senior Capstone.