As a result of the language arts experience, an Epiphany School of Global Studies student will be a lifelong learner who is a critical reader and thinker, an effective writer and communicator able to apply what is learned in a meaningful, responsible and honorable way that contributes to the greater community.
This course will explore the world through literature. The primary focus in this course will be making connections with literature from all over the globe. We will be surveying a multitude of genres, such as, short stories, poetry, novels, non-fiction essays, music and film. In addition to basic examination of these genres, our class will critique and analyze these works in relation to ourselves, our culture, and our history.
Building on concepts learned in World Literature 1, this course will continue to explore important literary contributions from around the world, focusing on the theme “Becoming a Global Citizen.” We will again utilize multiple genres to inform our understanding and to expand and improve our ability to draw connections between ourselves and our global neighbors.
This course engages students in becoming skilled readers of prose written in a variety of periods, disciplines, and rhetorical contexts, and in becoming skilled writers who compose for a variety of purposes. The course theme centers on the concept “Growing in Independence and Leadership” and emphasizes a study of American literature. Like our forefathers, students will investigate thematically how the American identity originated from a spirit of entrepreneurship and intrepidness. Both their writing and their reading will make students aware of the interactions among a writer’s purposes, audience expectations, and subjects as well as the way generic conventions and the resources of language contribute to the effectiveness in writing.
This course is a chronological examination of major works of English Literature with particular emphasis on how the imaginative writing of each historical epoch listed below was affected by social, political, religious and philosophical assumptions of the age. Our attention will be concentrated on nonfiction essays, short stories, plays, novels, and lyric poetry. Students will closely read and learn to carefully analyze and discuss those classic works of literary art from the Middle English period to the 21st century which have an established place in the Western canon.
This course aligns to introductory college-level literary analysis course. The course engages students in the close reading and critical analysis of imaginative literature to deepen their understanding of the ways writers use language to provide both meaning and pleasure. As they read, students consider a work’s structure, style, and themes, as well as its use of figurative language, imagery, symbolism, and tone. Writing assignments include expository, analytical, and argumentative essays that require students to analyze and interpret literary works. Students will take the AP exam for this course in May with the potential to earn college credit based on their exam scores.