English 11 Course Description:
Length/Credits: 2 semesters – 2 credits
Open to: Grade 11, 12
Also known as American Literature, English 11 provides a survey of the literature produced in the United States from pre-Revolutionary times to the present. This course includes a study of representative works of literature reflecting American culture.
Students study a variety of literary genres, such as drama, poetry and prose, as well as Native American folk legends. Influences of classical literature can be experienced in the historical, literary and cultural contexts. Quality works of various ethnic and cultural minorities, such as African-American writers, women writers and Native American writers are included as are the works of contemporary writers.
Written and oral exercises require students to analyze and explain how their readings of literature, history and culture are interconnected and distinctly American.