Prerequisite: Junior or Senior status College-bound students will study historic and modern masterpieces from around the world. Comparisons and contrasts among the literary works and their representative cultures will be examined. Also, parallels will be drawn between the literary works and the contemporary world. Strong emphasis is placed upon written interpretation and visual representation.
AP English Literature Course No.: 10400
Course Length: 1 year
Credit: 2 + 6 DMACC
Course Begins: Fall
Prerequisite: Juniors with a B+ or better English average, or teacher recommendation Advanced Placement (AP) English Literature and Composition offers highly motivated students an opportunity to study a college-level English curriculum consisting of challenging literature from a variety of genre, cultures, and eras. Strong emphasis is placed upon composition skills and written interpretation with the objective of preparing students to successfully complete the AP English Literature and Composition Exam. This year long course is a dual credit class with Des Moines Area Community College. During the first semester students completing the course will demonstrate the DMACC competencies and will earn 3 credit hours with DMACC for LIT101 Introduction to Literature in addition to UHS graduation credits. During the second semester students completing the course will demonstrate the DMACC competencies and will earn 3 credit hours with DMACC for LIT185 Contemporary Literature.