|Prerequisite:||English 3 Advanced/IB-SL or faculty recommendation|
This program presents selections from World Literature from various genres and periods. The course is designed to develop the students' sense of how style, subject, and audience are related. A detailed analysis of these aspects of literature is the aim. Students are expected to initiate ideas and discern inferences common to different literary works and informational texts. They research and explore ideas independently; writing commentary papers, demonstrating in-depth understanding of specific passages. Two major world literature papers on specific texts are required as well as other types of written assignments. The activities implemented in the course are designed specifically to help prepare students for the IB-SL exams. A major literary research paper is the culminating project.