World Literature and Composition is a year-long, 1 credit class that counts toward required high school level language arts classes in literature and composition. Students will be expected to read about 200 pages per week, so they are advised to read ahead over the summer break if they prefer to read less through the school year.
World Literature and Composition will also require higher-level thinking, and students will be expected to participate by having read and understood the content, bringing informed questions to class. Students should be able to read with comprehension, participate in focused literary discussion, and write essays from their own organized outline before registering.
World Literature and Composition is a course designed for College Prep and Honors high school students looking for an exceptional literature and composition course. They will be exposed to time-honored classics that have shaped and molded Western Civilization, engage with world-class thinkers, discuss difficult concepts and engage in critical thinking. Like all good writing courses, this class will require good thinking and demand that students hone and develop as writers and thinkers.
The study of World Literature is a powerful tool as it illustrates to young adults how information is shared between cultures and nations, helping them understand and see themes that are important among human begins, despite the country of their birth.
Required Readings (Links or pdf provided by the instructor upon registration):
- Augustine, Confessions
- Dostoevsky, Crime and Punishment
- Goethe, Faust
- Homer, The Iliad
- Homer, The Odyssey
- Paton, Cry, the Beloved Country
- Tolstoy, War and Peace
- Virgil, The Aeneid
Full Year Course – 1 Credit: The class will be taught and graded by your True North Homeschool Academy teacher. The coursework your child will complete in this high school level course is equal to one credit hour in Composition and one in Literature (for a total of two credits) which may be awarded by your homeschool upon completion of the course. If you need help determining your students’ credits or creating a transcript, check out our Academic Advising.