AP English Literature and Composition

Prerequisite – ELA 3
1630 AP English Literature and Composition – 1 Unit
1633 IB – 1 Unit

All English courses address the same general goals. Students will:

  1. Read a variety of texts for understanding, information, and personal enjoyment.
  2. Write effectively for different audiences, purposes, and occasions.
  3. Employ language to communicate effectively.
  4. Speak effectively for a variety of audiences, purposes, and occasions.
  5. Apply skills to become independent learners.

Students may not enroll concurrently in English 9-12 courses. Exceptions to this policy are subject to the building review process; final approval must be granted by the building principal.

Note: Students will be assessed $8.00 for instructional materials which may include print or digital books for annotation. The books may be kept by the students for future use and reference.

The AP English Literature and Composition course aligns to an 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. This course is also listed in International Baccalaureate.