|Course Level:||IB - SL|
|Prerequisite:||English 2 Honors or faculty recommendation|
Selections of world literature and informational texts are studied in the context of culture and the historical period in which they were written including but not limited to British, European, Latin American, and Asian works. College texts are used. Students concentrate on the finer points of style and analysis as well as on the concepts and perceptions that relate to contemporary interest. Both written and oral commentaries are the critical mode of literary analysis and oral presentations are frequent. A major research project is required. Writing types such as those found on IB-HL and AP tests will be further practiced with an emphasis on close reading, annotation and independent analysis. Students are encouraged to take the AP Language and Composition exam with this course.