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World Literature and Composition

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World Literature and Composition

High School Level Class

Full Year 1 Credit Course

Meets: Wednesday 10:15 -11:15 a.m. CST

Instructor: Tamara Pool

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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

World Literature Student Edition

Recommended/Referenced Resource:(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.

World Literature and Composition would pair perfectly with World History and World Religions or Politics, Philosophy and Economics for a robust and challenging year! Buy a bundle for greater savings!


1 review for World Literature and Composition

  1. Merit Kirkpatrick

    Tamara Pool is an excellent tutor and a pleasure to work with (for parents and students alike). She has an excellent knowledge and understanding of the key facets of literature, analysis, writing, and revision, and she is able to make these concepts accessible to students. Her communication with both students and parents is solid and makes her very easy to work with.

    I have been impressed with the essays my children have conceptualized, outlined, written and revised in her classes, and under her instruction. She has been a great asset to my children’s literature and essay-writing development as middle and early high school students. They have grown in understanding and skill as a result of her work with them.

    She has also worked hard to be flexible and receptive to my desires and instructions as a parent. I’ve really appreciated her flexibility and diligence.

    Susan Arico

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