Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition

Course Description 

The major purpose of this course develops students’ ability to read and use language with insight and precision on subjects that challenge thought. The course develops comprehension of literary forms and content through reading, discussion, and composition. Works of recognized literary merit provide a center for studies of theme, figurative language, literary conventions, and cultural values. This college-level course meets the basic twelfth-grade English requirement for graduation and fulfills the “b” requirement of the UC/CSU Subject Area Requirements for students eligible for Honors English . Certain colleges may accept it for course credit or advanced placement of students who qualify on the CEEB Advanced Examination in Literature and Composition.


Instructional Units

Problems of Exposition (Essay)

Analysis of Fiction (Short Story and Novel)

Explication of Poetry

Structure of Drama

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