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English 11: American Literature

Course Description

(One term) Meets college ‘b’ requirement

This course focuses on the issues and cultures of past and present America, drawing its readings from classical and contemporary works of multi-cultural literature and various expository texts. Students will use advanced reading and writing strategies to master interpretive, analytic, and reflective language arts skills. Greek and Latin etymology as well as additional vocabulary instruction will be covered regularly. Students will practice writing position papers in preparation for college-level and state examinations. Students will demonstrate mastery of the California State English Language Arts content standards for the 11th and 12th grade upon completion of the required 11th and 12th grade English courses.

Prerequisite: pass English 10.