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English 4: American Literature & Composition

This course emphasizes the study of American literature. The course is presented in two semesters.

Semester 1 examines American literary works from Colonial times to the present in a variety of forms, from poetry to nonfiction to fiction.

Semester 2 explores American literary themes found in genres such as dark romanticism and detective fiction. This course also discusses theater in the United States beginning in the 18th century. It also familiarizes students with famous speeches and public speaking. This course also emphasizes the application of higher order thinking.

1 Credit

English 1: Grammar and Composition
English 2: Introduction to Literature
English 3: World Literature

This course is aligned to the Common Core State Standards Initiative (CCSSI) standards, Florida Sunshine State Standards, the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills Standards.

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