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English 10

Our curricular and thematic focus this year will be on World Literature: Western Civilization, while the approaches will be our representative literature (different texts and their genres) and composition (practicing relevant genres and writing and researching about our collective themes).  The thinking behind the approach is that by reading and writing about the literatures of other cultures we learn more about the world and our particular relationship to it.

Here we will visit themes of man’s relationship to the natural world, opportunity, progress and equality, and conflicts that prohibited these ideals, including intercultural contact, industrialism, perceptions of race, class, and gender.  articulating literary arguments and conducting research with increasing autonomy and contextualizing oneself within the Western Civilization are course objectives.

English 11

Our curricular and thematic focus this year will be on American Literature, while the approaches will be our representative literature (different texts and their genres) and composition (practicing relevant genres and writing and researching about our collective themes).  The thinking behind the approach is that by reading and writing about the literatures of our national culture we learn more about our particular relationship to our land, its history, and culture.

Here we will visit themes of man’s relationship to the natural world, opportunity, progress and equality, and conflicts that prohibited these ideals, including intercultural contact, industrialism, perceptions of race, class, and gender.  Preparing for the Regents examination, articulating literary arguments and conducting research with increasing autonomy, and contextualizing oneself within the discourse of American thought are course objectives.

English 11: AP Language

Our curricular and thematic focus this year will be on American Literature, while the approaches will be our representative literature (different texts and their genres) and composition (practicing relevant genres and writing and researching about our collective themes).  The thinking behind the approach is that by reading and writing about the literatures of our national culture we learn more about our particular relationship to our land, its history, and culture.

Here we will visit themes of man’s relationship to the natural world, opportunity, progress and equality, and conflicts that prohibited these ideals, including intercultural contact, industrialism, perceptions of race, class, and gender.  Preparing for the Regents and AP Language examinations, articulating literary arguments, conducting research with increasing autonomy, and contextualizing oneself within the discourse of American thought are course objectives.

English 12

This survey of British Literature will introduce students: 1) to the terms, conflicts, themes, and critical approaches to British Literature and 2) to the structures, critical prompts, and though that will both expand an approach to literary thought and allow more focused and pointed compositions that respond to all literature.

Here we will visit themes of man’s relationship to the natural and supernatural worlds, opportunity, progress and equality, and conflicts that prohibited these ideals, including intercultural contact, industrialism, perceptions of race, class, and gender.  College writing, specifically research, and the world of critical thinking are course objectives. 

English 12: AP Literature

This survey of British Literature will introduce students: 1) to the terms, conflicts, themes, and critical approaches to British Literature and 2) to the structures, critical prompts, and though that will both expand an approach to literary thought and allow more focused and pointed compositions that respond to all literature.

Here we will visit themes of man’s relationship to the natural and supernatural worlds, opportunity, progress and equality, and conflicts that prohibited these ideals, including intercultural contact, industrialism, perceptions of race, class, and gender.  Preparing for the AP examination, college writing, specifically research, and the world of critical thinking are course objectives.

Film Studies

Here we will survey 20th century film: development of the medium and its themes.  We will survey seminal films that represent both the development of the medium and a critical understanding of our national culture.  Cultivating a critical language about film and articulating such in a research paper, as well as practicing the art via making your own film are requisite.