An AP English Literature and Composition course engages students in the careful reading and critical analysis of imaginative literature. Through the close reading of selected texts, students deepen their understanding of the ways writers use language to provide both meaning and pleasure for their readers. As they read, students consider a work’s structure, style and themes, as well as such smaller-scale elements as the use of figurative language, imagery, symbolism and tone. The course includes intensive study of representative works from various genres and periods, concentrating on works of recognized literary merit. The pieces chosen invite and reward rereading and do not yield all (or nearly all) of their pleasures of thought and feeling the first time through.
Course # 11200
Course Term: Yearlong
Grade Levels: 12
CSU/UC: English (b)
School: Branham, Del Mar, Leigh (11-12), Prospect, Westmont
AP English Literature Information:
AP Literature Summer Work