English V World Literature
(10th -12th grade)
World Literature is a college-preparatory literature and composition course. Focus works, including novels, short stories, poems, and drama, have been selected for literary quality, and for their place in the historical development of the literature of Western
Civilization. Context readings provide background information about the author, the historical period, and the literary and artistic context of the focus work.
Students will get acquainted with literary masterpieces by authors from Ancient Greece and Rome, as well as Spain, France, Germany, Russia, and Scandinavia. They will hone literary analysis skills through structured writing assignments including essays, approach papers, and other types of writing.
By the end of the World Literature course, students will:
—Possess a broad knowledge of the history and development of major works of Western Civilization.
—Have specific understanding of selected representative texts by major authors studied.
—Have a general understanding of the historical and cultural contexts of the works.
—Be able to analyze literary texts and present thoughtfully developed ideas in writing.
—Demonstrate competence in essay organization, style, and mechanics.
—The Odyssey by Homer
—Antigone by Sophocles
—The Aeneid by Virgil
—Divine Comedy: Inferno by Dante
—Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
—Les Misérables by Victor Hugo
—The Portable Nineteenth Century Russian Reader edited by George Gibian
—Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
—Out of Africa and “Babette’s Feast” by Isak Dinesen
Required Text: https://everyday-education.com/product/world-literature-english-5/