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AP English Literature and Composition

Grade:  11, 12
Year Credits: 5
Prerequisite:  English 2
Graduation Requirement:  English
AP English Literature and Composition is a highly rigorous college-level course designed to engage students in the study of classic and contemporary works of literature, including drama, poetry, and prose.  

In this course students will read complex texts, strengthen their vocabulary, and analyze how authors use specific techniques to develop themes and explore the human condition. Critical thinking, deep textual analysis, close reading and annotation, and expository and persuasive writing are emphasized throughout the year.  This course follows the curricular requirements of the College Board and offers students an opportunity to receive college credit through the national AP exam.