Grade Level: 12
Length of Course: Year
Pre-requisite:English 11 CP with an A or B+; a Smarter Balanced assessment equivalent score to the OAKS Reading Score of at least 247; writing work sample scores that exceed mostly fives and sixes including at least two on-demands; Teacher Recommendation
Required Credit: 1 English (and 12 College Credits)
Course Overview: This course presents a college level study of literature in preparation for the English Literature and Composition Advanced Placement exam administered in May. The course begins with a traditional chronological study of the evolution of British literature from ancient times through the 18th century, then moves to a genre approach to British, American, and World literature: novel, short story, poetry, and drama. Students who take and pass the AP exam with a score of three or higher may be granted college credit in literature at most colleges and universities throughout the United States.
In addition, the course includes a college program of composition through Umpqua Community College (WR 121, 122, 123). This twelve-hour writing course is taught concurrently with the AP Literature course; students receive 12 college writing credits upon successful completion. Therefore, the successful student must be prepared and motivated to undertake two college courses in the time allotted for one high school credit. Summer reading is assigned at the end of the junior year for completion prior to beginning the class in the fall.