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AP English Literature & Composition (Fall Semester)Credit: 0.5 units
Lessons: 12 lessons, 12 submitted
Exams: 2 exams
Grading: Computer and Faculty Evaluated
Description: Students will read literary selections from a wide range of periods and genres, emphasizing poetry, short fiction, Greek tragedy, and the novel. Assigned readings are college level and may contain mature content. Students will learn concrete strategies for interpretation, analysis, and critical evaluation of literature through academic writing.
DATES: Fall enrollments begin in May; coursework starts August 26, 2013. Spring enrollments begin in October; coursework starts on January 13, 2014.
Gifted: This course is academically challenging. Any student who has an interest in the subject and has met the prerequisites (if any), may enroll.
The course content will be viewable prior to the start date. Read more about our online Advanced Placement courses. Our AP courses follow a specific calendar, and the normal 9-month completion policy does not apply to these courses. Therefore, students who have not completed all work by the due date for the course final (listed on the course calendar) will automatically be withdrawn from the course. Students who choose to take the AP exam will need to make their own arrangements. Contact the College Board for assistance in locating a testing site, or contact a local high school to determine whether it administers the test.
Lesson assignments need to be created in Microsoft Word or another word processor that saves files as .doc (Word 97–2003 document) or .rtf (Rich Text format). The Norton textbook is also used for the spring semester.
Textbook clarification: In addition to the Norton, Introduction to Literature and The Bluest Eye, students need to purchase one of the following four books:
- The Joy Luck Club
- The Awakening
- Native Son
- As I Lay Dying
Preview This Course A preview includes general information about the course and, if available, one lesson and one progress evaluation.
Required materials total: $116.85
| ||Author||Description||Edition||ISBN||New Price|| ||
|1. ||Booth||Norton Intro to Literature||9th '05||0-393-92614-1||71.25||
|2. ||Chopin||The Awakening||'72||0-380-00245-0||4.50||
|3. ||Faulkner||As I Lay Dying||'90||0-679-73225-X||9.40||
|4. ||Morrison||The Bluest Eye||Plume '94, Vintage '07||0-452-27305-6, 978-0-307-27844-9||13.15||
|5. ||Tan||The Joy Luck Club||any||0-14-303809-5||9.65||
|6. ||Wright||Native Son||'40||0-06-080977-9, 0-06-053348-x||8.90||
High School fee: $200.00
Administrative fee: $25.00
Subtotal, fees only: $225.00
Required materials: $116.85
Total cost, including materials: $341.85