Courses

Introduction

A balance of reading, writing, listening, speaking, grammar, literature, and media studies are the most important academic functions in every area of learning—not just as individual subject areas. Reading and language arts is not just something we should do primarily to be used to develop a competent and competitive work force but, further, to connect ourselves more fully with others in our society and the world. Teachers, then, create a sense of community within the classroom as they share this knowledge and help students to understand all aspects of reading and the language arts, including the ability to think critically, and then act on this knowledge that empowers both teachers and students to expand beyond the classroom into the larger societal community.

 

The goal of the study of literature is to provide students with frequent and continual opportunities to:  (1) learn and apply essential skills in reading and writing; (2) read widely to build a better understanding of various types of texts, genres, and cultures of our country and those in other parts of the world; (3) read well; (4) acquire new information that will assist in responding to the needs of the workplace and society as a whole; and (5) make reading a lifelong pursuit. Literature courses provide students with opportunities to respond to literature critically, reflectively, and imaginatively both in writing and speaking and to develop concepts and strategies for making independent critical evaluations of literature. These types of courses enhance students’ awareness of various cultures and develop a sense of identity. Literature courses include reading for pleasure and expose students to reading materials available in school media centers and public libraries.

 

The goal of composition is to provide students with frequent and continual opportunities to learn and apply essential skills in writing, using a process that includes:  (1) prewriting, (2) drafting, (3) revising, (4) editing, and (5) producing a final, corrected product. Strategies should include evaluating and responding to the writing of others. In addition to instruction in creating clear, coherent, and organized paragraphs and multi-paragraph essays for a variety of audiences and purposes, the courses teach strategies for collecting and transforming data for use in writing as well as teach criteria to use in the evaluation and revision of various types of writing.  Instruction in grammar, usage, and mechanics is integrated with writing instruction so that students develop a common language for discussion. All writing in its final publication form follows accepted conventions of language, style, mechanics, and format.

 

The State Board of Education requires eight credits in the English/language arts area for graduation from Indiana high schools.  All courses should be based on Indiana’s Academic Standards for English/Language Arts. The courses that meet Indiana Core 40 requirements should also meet state academic standards.   A course that primarily emphasizes the completion of:  (1) forms, (2) letter writing, (3) worksheets, and (4) skill-and-drill does not meet the English/language arts credit graduation requirements.


                                 

ADVANCED COMPOSITION

1098                                                              (ADV COMP)

Advanced Speech and Communication, a course based on Indiana's Academic Standards for English/Language Arts and the Common Core State Standards for English/Language Arts, is a study and application of the rhetorical (effective) writing strategies of exposition and persuasion.  Students write expository critiques of nonfiction selections, literary criticism of fiction selections, persuasive compositions, and research reports.  ADVANCED COMPOSITION PROJECT:  Students write job applications, resumes, and other informational documents that may include the development of flyers, posters, brochures, program agendas, or reports incorporating visual information in the form of pictures, graphs, or tables.

    • Recommended Grade Level:  Grades 11 or 12

 

    • Recommended Prerequisites:  English 9, English 10, Composition, or teacher recommendation

 

    • Credits: 1 credit

 

    • Fulfills an English/Language Arts requirement for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas

 

    • NOTE:  Students are strongly encouraged to combine this course with a literature course that they take before, concurrently, or after the course.



ADVANCED ENGLISH/LANGUAGE ARTS, COLLEGE CREDIT
1124                                                    (ADV ENG CC)         

 Advanced English/Language Arts, College Credit, is an advanced course based on Indiana's Academic Standards for English/Language Arts and the Common Core State Standards for English/Language Arts in Grades 11 and 12.  This course title covers any English language and composition advanced course offered for credit by an accredited postsecondary institution through an adjunct agreement with a secondary school.  It also covers any other postsecondary English language and composition course offered for dual credit under the provisions of the Indiana Code (511 IAC 6-10:  Rule 10 - Postsecondary Enrollment Program). 

 

    • Recommended Grade Level:  Grades 11 or 12 

 

    • Recommended Prerequisites: English  9 and English 10 or other literature, language, composition, and speech courses or teacher recommendation

 

    • Credits: 1 credit per semester. May be offered for successive semesters

 

    • Fulfills an English/Language Arts requirement for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas



ADVANCED SPEECH AND COMMUNICATION
1078                                                           (ADV SPEECH)

 Advanced Speech and Communication, a course based on Indiana's Academic Standards for English/Language Arts and emphasizing the High School Speech and Communication Standards, is the study and application of skills in listening, oral interpretation, media communications, research methods, and oral debate.  Students deliver different types of oral and multi-media presentations, including speeches to inform, to motivate, to entertain, and to persuade through the use of impromptu, extemporaneous, memorized, or manuscript delivery.  Advanced Speech and Communication Project:   Students complete a project, such as multi-media presentations that are reflective, reports or historical investigations, responses to literature, or persuasive arguments, which demonstrates knowledge, application, and speaking progress in the Advanced Speech and Communication course content.

    • Recommended Grade Level:   Grades 11 or 12

 

    • Recommended Prerequisites:  Speech or teacher recommendation

 

    • Credits: 1 or 2 credits

 

    • Fulfills an English/Language Arts requirement for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas

 

    • NOTE:  Students are strongly encouraged to combine this course with a literature or composition course that they take before, concurrently, or after the course.



AMERICAN LITERATURE
1020                                                                (AMER LIT)

 American Literature, a course based on Indiana's Academic Standards for English/Language Arts and the Common Core State Standards for English/Language Arts, is a study of representative works and authors of the United States from pre-Revolutionary times to the present.  Students read, analyze, evaluate, critique, and actively respond to a wide variety of literary genres that reflect American culture, including quality works of various ethnic and cultural minorities. Students compare readings and media from literature, history, and other subjects by demonstrating how the ideas and concepts presented in the works are interconnected, distinctly American, and important to an understanding of the development of the current culture.

    • Recommended Grade Level:  Grades 11 or 12

 

    • Recommended Prerequisites:  English 9, English 10, or teacher recommendation

 

    • Credits: 1 or 2 credits

 

    • Fulfills an English/Language Arts requirement for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas

 

    • NOTE:  Students are strongly encouraged to combine American Literature with a composition course that they take before, concurrently, or after the course.



BIBLICAL LITERATURE

1022                                                                 (BIBLE LIT)

Biblical Literature, a course based on Indiana's Academic Standards for English/Language Arts and the Common Core State Standards for English/Language Arts, is a study of the Bible, viewed from a literary standpoint, as a source of a wide variety of literary patterns, themes, and conventions.  Students examine the different books in relation to the various historical time frames of the books and in relation to related literature as it pertains to Biblical themes. Students read, discuss, and write about Biblical references (allusions) in both classical and modern literature, formation of a canonical Bible, inclusion of apocryphal and heretical writings, oral versus literate transmission of sacred history and doctrine, and questions and problems of interpretation.

    • Recommended Grade Level:  Grades 11 or 12

 

    • Recommended Prerequisites:  English 9, English 10, or teacher recommendation

 

    • Credits:  1 credit

 

    • Fulfills an English/Language Arts requirement for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas

 

    • NOTE:  Students are strongly encouraged to combine this course with a composition course that they take before, concurrently, or after the course.



BIOGRAPHIES

1024                                                              (BIOGRPHIES)

Biographies, a course based on Indiana's Academic Standards for English/Language Arts and the Common Core State Standards for English/Language Arts, is a study of outstanding examples of biographical literature from different historical periods, different cultures, and different authors (both men and women). Students examine autobiography, legendary narratives of historical figures, and hagiography (venerated persons). Students analyze works written for different purposes, such as moralistic, inspirational, entertainment, and cautionary.  Students analyze the assumptions of the author and relationship between the author and the subject of the biography in order to determine reliability and validity of the work.

    • Recommended Grade Level:  Grades 11 or 12

 

    • Recommended Prerequisites:   English 9, English 10, or teacher recommendation

 

    • Credits: 1 credit

 

    • Fulfills an English/Language Arts requirement for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas

 

    • NOTE:  Students are strongly encouraged to combine this course with a composition course that they take before, concurrently, or after the course.



CLASSICAL LITERATURE
1026                                                              (CLASS LIT)

 Classical Literature, a course based on Indiana's Academic Standards for English/Language Arts and the Common Core State Standards for English/Language Arts, is a study of Greek and Roman Empire literature by the major authors, such as Aristotle, Cicero, Dante, Euripides, Homer, Ovid, Plato, Plutarch, Sappho, Sophocles, St. Augustine, Virgil, and others. Students examine a variety of literary genres, such as tragedy, comedy, epic, lyric, novel, oratory, and others.  Students analyze themes as they relate to the transition from oral to literate cultures, the emergence of cities and empires, the use of mythology, and the rise and fall of democracy.  Students analyze how classical literary patterns, themes, and conventions have influenced modern literature.

 

    • Recommended Grade Level:  Grades 11 or 12

 

    • Recommended Prerequisites:  English 9, English 10, or teacher recommendation

 

    • Credits: 1 credit

 

    • Fulfills an English/Language Arts requirement for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas

 

    • NOTE:  Students are strongly encouraged to combine this course with a composition course that they take before, concurrently, or after the course.



COMPOSITION
1090                                                                  (COMP)

 Composition, a course based on Indiana's Academic Standards for English/Language Arts and the Common Core State Standards for English/Language Arts, is a study and application of the rhetorical (effective) writing strategies of narration, description, exposition, and persuasion.  Using the writing process, students demonstrate a command of vocabulary, English language conventions, research and organizational skills, an awareness of the audience, the purpose for writing, and style. Students read classic and contemporary literature or articles and use appropriate works as models for writing.  Students write a variety of types of compositions with a focus on fictional narratives, reflective compositions, academic essays, and responses to literature.

    • Recommended Grade Level:  Grades 11 or 12

 

    • Recommended Prerequisites:  English 9, English 10, or teacher recommendation

 

    • Credits: 1 credit

 

    • Fulfills an English/Language Arts requirement for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas

 

    • NOTE:  Students are strongly encouraged to combine this course with a literature course that they take before, concurrently, or after the course.





CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE
1054                                                           (CONTEM LIT)

 Contemporary Literature, a course based on Indiana's Academic Standards for English/Language Arts and the Common Core State Standards for English/Language Arts, is a study of how post-1950s literature from around the world, such as North and South America, Europe and Great Britain, the Middle East, and post-colonial Africa and Asia, addresses contemporary issues. Students examine multiple genres to develop a sense of how particular genres are used today to represent ideas and events.  Students analyze different theories and methods of textual criticism especially theories popular currently.  Students analyze how the interpretations and themes of contemporary literature read in this course relate to the time period and to historical issues.

 

    • Recommended Grade Level:  Grades 11 or 12

 

    • Recommended Prerequisites:   English 9, English 10, or teacher recommendation

 

    • Credits: 1 credit

 

    • Fulfills an English/Language Arts requirement for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas

 

    • NOTE:  Students are strongly encouraged to combine this course with a composition course that they take before, concurrently, or after the course.



CREATIVE WRITING
1092                                                             (CREAT WRIT)

 Composition, a course based on Indiana's Academic Standards for English/Language Arts and the Common Core State Standards for English/Language Arts, is a study and application of the rhetorical (effective) writing strategies for prose and poetry.  Using the writing process, students demonstrate a command of vocabulary, the nuances of language and vocabulary, English language conventions, an awareness of the audience, the purposes for writing, and the style of their own writing.  Creative Writing Project:   Students complete a project, such as a short story, a narrative or epic poem, a persuasive speech or letter, a book review, a script or short play, or other creative compositions, which demonstrates knowledge, application, and writing progress in the Creative Writing course content.

    • Recommended Grade Level:  Grades 11 or 12

 

    • Recommended Prerequisites:   English 9, English 10, or teacher recommendation

 

    • Credits: 1 credit

 

    • Fulfills an English/Language Arts requirement for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas

 

    • NOTE:  Students are strongly encouraged to combine this course with a literature course that they take before, concurrently, or after the course.



DEBATE
1070                                                                  (DEBATE)

 Debate, a course based on Indiana's Academic Standards for English/Language Arts and the Common Core State Standards for English/Language Arts, is the study and application of the basic principles of debate involving support for the basic types of arguments (induction, deduction, causation) and debate strategies (affirmative or negative argument construction and extension, case development, refutation or rebuttal of argument claims and evidence, and persuasive speaking).  Debate Project:  Students complete a project, such as a mock debate or trial, participation in a forum, competition, or tournament, or an argument supporting or opposing different sides of a major issue, which demonstrates knowledge, application, and presentation progress in the Debate course content.

 

    • Recommended Grade Level:  Grades 11 or 12

 

    • Recommended Prerequisites:  Speech or teacher recommendation

 

    • Credits:  1 or 2 credits.  The nature of this course allows for the second semester of instruction at an advanced level.

 

    • Fulfills an English/Language Arts requirement for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas



DEVELOPMENTAL READING
1120                                                            (DEV READNG)                    
Developmental Reading is a supplemental course that provides students with individualized instruction designed to support success in completing language arts course work aligned with Indiana's Academic Standards for English/Language Arts in Grades 9-12 and the Common Core State Standards for English/Language Arts, focusing on the Reading Standards (Standards 1, 2, and 3).

    • Recommended Grade Level:  Grades 9-12

 

    • Recommended Prerequisites:  None

 

    • Credits: 1-8 credits.  The nature of this course allows for successive semesters of instruction at advanced levels.

 

    • Counts as an Elective for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas

 

    • This course is for students who need additional support in vocabulary development and reading comprehension. 

 

    • NOTE:  The course may also be used for students who need extra preparation to take Advanced Placement classes or college placement examinations.



DRAMATIC LITERATURE
1028                                                              (DRAMA LIT)

 Dramatic Literature, a course based on Indiana's Academic Standards for English/Language Arts and the Common Core State Standards for English/Language Arts, is a study of plays and literary art as different from other literary genres. Students view live, televised, or filmed productions and stage scenes from plays or scripts.  Students examine tragedies, comedies, melodramas, musicals or operas created by important playwrights and screenwriters representing the literary movements in dramatic literature. Students analyze how live performance alters interpretation from text and how developments in acting and production have altered the way we interpret plays or scripts. Students analyze the relationship between the development of dramatic literature as entertainment and as a reflection or influence on the culture.

    • Recommended Grade Level:  Grades 11 or 12

 

    • Recommended Prerequisites:  English 9, English 10, or teacher recommendation

 

    • Credits: 1 credit

 

    • Fulfills an English/Language Arts requirement for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic

 

    • NOTE:  Students are strongly encouraged to combine this course with a composition course that they take before, concurrently, or after the course.



ENGLISH 9
1002                                                                   (ENG 9)

 English 9, an integrated English course based on Indiana’s Academic Standards for English/Language Arts in Grade 9 and the Common Core State Standards for English/Language Arts, is a study of language, literature, composition, and oral communication with a focus on exploring a wide-variety of genres and their elements.  Students use literary interpretation, analysis, comparisons, and evaluation to read and respond to representative works of historical or cultural significance appropriate for Grade 9 in classic and contemporary literature balanced with nonfiction. Students write short stories, responses to literature, expository and persuasive compositions, research reports, business letters, and technical documents. Students deliver grade-appropriate oral presentations and access, analyze, and evaluate online information.

    • Recommended Grade Level:   Grade 9

 

    • Recommended Prerequisites: None 

 

    • Credits: 2 credits, a two-semester course with 1 credit per semester

 

    • Fulfills an English/Language Arts requirement for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas



ENGLISH 10
1004                                                                  (ENG 10)

 English 10, an integrated English course based on Indiana’s Academic Standards for English/Language Arts in Grade 10 and the Common Core State Standards for English/Language Arts, is a study of language, literature, composition, and oral communication with a focus on exploring universal themes across a wide variety of genres.  Students use literary interpretation, analysis, comparisons, and evaluation to read and respond to representative works of historical or cultural significance appropriate for Grade 10 in classic and contemporary literature balanced with nonfiction. Students write short stories, responses to literature, expository and persuasive compositions, research reports, business letters, and technical documents. Students deliver grade-appropriate oral presentations and access, analyze, and evaluate online information.

    • Recommended Grade Level:   Grade 10

 

    • Recommended Prerequisites: English 9 or teacher recommendation 

 

    • Credits: 2 credits, a two-semester course with 1 credit per semester

 

    • Fulfills an English/Language Arts requirement for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas



ENGLISH 11
1006                                                                  (ENG 11)
 English 11, an integrated English course based on Indiana’s Academic Standards for English/Language Arts in Grade 11 and the Common Core State Standards for English/Language Arts, is a study of language, literature, composition, and oral communication with a focus on exploring characterization across universal themes and a wide variety of genres.   Students use literary interpretation, analysis, comparisons, and evaluation to read and respond to representative works of historical or cultural significance appropriate for Grade 11 in classic and contemporary literature balanced with nonfiction.  Students write fictional narratives, short stories, responses to literature, reflective compositions, historical investigation reports, resumes, and technical documents incorporating visual information in the form of pictures, graphs, and tables.  Students write and deliver grade-appropriate multimedia presentations and access, analyze, and evaluate online information.

    • Recommended Grade Level:   Grade 11

 

    • Recommended Prerequisites: English 9 and English 10 or  teacher recommendation 

 

    • Credits: 2 credits, a two-semester course with 1 credit per semester

 

    • Fulfills an English/Language Arts requirement for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas



ENGLISH 12
1008                                                                  (ENG 12)

 English 12, an integrated English course based on Indiana’s Academic Standards for English/Language Arts for Grade 12 and the Common Core State Standards for English/Language Arts, is a study of language, literature, composition, and oral communication focusing on an exploration of point of view or perspective across a wide variety of genres.  Students use literary interpretation, analysis, comparisons, and evaluation to read and respond to representative works of historical or cultural significance for Grade 12 in classic and contemporary literature balanced with nonfiction.  Students write fictional narratives, short stories, responses to literature, reflective compositions, historical investigation reports, resumes and technical documents incorporating visual information in the form of pictures, graphs, and tables. Students write and deliver grade-appropriate multimedia presentations and access, analyze, and evaluate online information

 

    • Recommended Grade Level:   Grade 12

 

    • Recommended Prerequisites: English 9, English 10, and English 11 or teacher recommendation  

 

    • Credits: 2 credits, a two-semester course with 1 credit per semester

 

    • Fulfills an English/Language Arts requirement for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas



ENGLISH AS A NEW LANGUAGE
1012 or 2188                                                   (ENL)

 English as a New Language, an integrated English course based on Indiana’s English Language Proficiency (ELP) Standards, is the study of language, literature, composition and oral communication for Limited English Proficient (LEP) students so that they improve their proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, writing and comprehension of standard English. Students study English vocabulary used in fictional texts and content-area texts, speak and write English so that they can function within the regular school setting and an English-speaking society, and deliver oral presentations appropriate to their respective levels of English proficiency.

 

    • Recommended Grade Level:  The intent of the ENL course is to move students as successfully, smoothly, and rapidly as possible into the Core 40 English courses offered in grades 9-12. 

 

    • Recommended Prerequisites:   English proficiency placement test results

 

    • Credits:  A two-semester course, one credit per semester.  The nature of this course allows for successive semesters of instructions at advanced levels (up to a maximum of four credits).

 

  • English/Language Arts credit (1012): If ENL course work addresses Indiana’s Academic Standards for English/Language Arts, up to four (4) credits accrued can be counted as part of the eight (8) required English/Language Arts credits for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas.
  • World Language credit (2188): If ENL course work addresses Indiana’s Academic Standards for World Languages and is taken concurrently with another English/Language Arts course, up to four (4) credits accrued may count as World Language credits for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas.

 



ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND COMPOSITION, ADVANCED PLACEMENT
1056                                                               (LNG/COMP AP)        

 English Language and Composition, Advanced Placement, is an advanced placement course based on content established by the College Board.    An AP course in English Language and Composition engages students in becoming skilled readers of prose written in a variety of rhetorical contexts, and in becoming skilled writers who compose for a variety of purposes. Both their writing and their reading should make students aware of the interactions among a writer's purposes, audience expectations, and subjects as well as the way generic conventions and the resources of language contribute to effectiveness in writing. A comprehensive description of this course can be found on the College Board AP Central Course Description web page at: http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/public/courses/descriptions/index.html

 

    • Recommended Grade Level:  Grade 11 or 12 (College Board does not designate when this course should be offered).

 

    • Recommended Prerequisites: English  9 and English 10 or other literature, language, composition, and speech courses or teacher recommendation 

 

    • Credits: 2 credits, a two-semester course with 1 credit per semester

 

    • Fulfills an English/Language Arts requirement for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas

 

    • English 12 could be incorporated into this course, if this course is offered at Grade 12



ENGLISH LITERATURE

1030                                                                 (ENG LIT)

English Literature, a course based on Indiana's Academic Standards for English/Language Arts and the Common Core State Standards for English/Language Arts, is a study of representative works of the English-speaking authors associated with the Commonwealth of Nations, including England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Canada, Newfoundland, Australia, New Zealand, India, South Africa, Kenya, Botswana, and others.  Students examine a wide variety of literary genres that reflect the English-speaking peoples from the Anglo-Saxon Period to the present.  Students analyze how the ideas and concepts presented in the works are both interconnected and distinctly reflective of the cultures and the countries in which they were written.

    • Recommended Grade Level:  Grades 11 or 12

 

    • Recommended Prerequisites:  English 9, English 10, or teacher recommendation

 

    • Credits: 1 or 2 credits

 

    • Fulfills an English/Language Arts requirement for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas

 

    • NOTE:  Students are strongly encouraged to combine this course with a composition course that they take before, concurrently, or after the course.

 

    • Course should use Indiana Academic Standards for grade 11 or 12



  ENGLISH LITERATURE AND COMPOSITION, ADVANCED PLACEMENT

1058                                                                 (LIT/COMP AP)

English Literature and Composition, Advanced Placement, is an advanced placement course based on content established by the College Board. An AP English course in Literature and Composition engages students in the careful reading and critical analysis of imaginative literature.  Through the close reading of selected texts, students deepen their understanding of the ways writers use language to provide both meaning and pleasure for their readers.  As they read, students consider a work's structure, style, and themes as well as such smaller-scale elements as the use of figurative language, imagery, symbolism, and tone. The course includes intensive study of representative works from various genres and periods, concentrating on works of recognized literary merit.  A comprehensive description of this course can be found on the College Board AP Central Course Description web page at: http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/public/courses/descriptions/index.html

 

    • Recommended Grade Level:  Grades 11 and 12

 

    • Recommended Prerequisites:  English  9 and English 10 or other literature, language, composition, and speech courses or teacher recommendation

 

    • Credits: 2 credits, a two-semester course with 1 credit per semester

 

    • Fulfills an English/Language Arts requirement for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas

 

    • College Board does NOT designate the grade level (Grade 11 or 12) when this course should be offered.

 

    • English 12 could be incorporated into this course, if this course is offered at Grade 12



ETHNIC LITERATURE
1032                                                             (ETHNIC LIT)

 Ethnic Literature, a course based on Indiana's Academic Standards for English/Language Arts and the Common Core State Standards for English/Language Arts, is a study of literature focusing on specific multicultural issues produced by writers representing various ethnic cultures. Students examine works exploring ethnic experiences and ideas as well as the contributions of authors to multicultural themes.  Students analyze the expressions of cultural identities within ethnic literature and how problems or issues of interest to a given group relate or interconnect with national issues and history.

 

    • Recommended Grade Level:  Grades 11 or 12

 

    • Recommended Prerequisites:  English 9, English 10, or teacher recommendation

 

    • Credits: 1 credit

 

    • Fulfills an English/Language Arts requirement for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas

 

    • NOTE:  Students are strongly encouraged to combine this course with a composition course that they take before, concurrently, or after the course.



ETYMOLOGY
1060                                                             (ETYMOLOGY)

 Etymology, a language studies course based on Indiana's Academic Standards for English/Language Arts and the Common Core State Standards for English/Language Arts, is the study and application of the derivation of English words and word families from their roots in ancient and modern languages (Latin, Greek, Germanic, Romance Languages).  Students analyze meanings of English words by examining roots, prefixes, suffixes.  Students analyze the connotative and denotative meaning of words in a variety of contexts and the reasons for language change.  Students write about word history and semantics in texts that require etymological sensitivity, such as Renaissance poetry or works in translation.  Etymology Project:  Students complete a project, such as doing a case study on specific words or creating an historical timeline of the development of specific words, which demonstrates knowledge, application, and progress in Etymology course content. 

 

    • Recommended Grade Level:  Grades11 or 12

 

    • Recommended Prerequisites:   None

 

    • Credits: 1 credit

 

    • Fulfills an English/Language Arts requirement for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas

 

    • NOTE:  Students are strongly encouraged to combine this course with a literature or composition course that they take before, concurrently, or after the course.



EXPOSITORY WRITING
1094                                                             (EXPOS WRIT)

 Expository Writing, a course based on Indiana's Academic Standards for English/Language Arts and the Common Core State Standards for English/Language, is a study and application of the various types of informational writing intended for a variety of different audiences. Using the writing process, students demonstrate a command of vocabulary, English language conventions, research and organizational skills, an awareness of the audience, the purpose for writing, and style. Expository Writing Project:  Students complete a project, such as an extended essay or report explaining the main idea or thesis by using the expository strategies of classification, illustration by example, definition, comparison and contrast, process analysis (descriptions or explanations that provide instructions for the reader), cause and effect, definitions, or some combination of these strategies, which demonstrates knowledge, application, and writing progress in the Expository Writing course content.

    • Recommended Grade Level:  Grades 11 or 12

 

    • Recommended Prerequisites:  English 9, English 10, or teacher recommendation

 

    • Credits: 1 credit

 

    • Fulfills an English/Language Arts requirement for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas

 

    • NOTE:  Students are strongly encouraged to combine this course with a literature course that they take before, concurrently, or after the course.



FILM LITERATURE
1034                                                                (FILM LIT)

 Film Literature, a course based on Indiana's Academic Standards for English/Language Arts and the Common Core State Standards for English/Language Arts, is a study of how literature is adapted for film or media and includes role playing as film directors for selected screen scenes.  Students read about the history of film, the reflection or influence of film on the culture, and issues of interpretation, production and adaptation.  Students examine the visual interpretation of literary techniques and auditory language in film and the limitations or special capacities of film versus text to present a literary work. Students analyze how films portray the human condition and the roles of men and women and the various ethnic or cultural minorities in the past and present.  FILM LITERATURE Project:  Students complete a project, such as doing an historical timeline and bibliography on the development of film or the creation of a short- subject film, which demonstrates knowledge, application, and progress in the Film Literature course content. 

 

    • Recommended Grade Level:   Grades 11 or 12

 

    • Recommended Prerequisites:  English 9, English 10, or teacher recommendation

 

    • Credits: 1 credit

 

    • Fulfills an English/Language Arts requirement for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas

 

    • NOTE:  Students are strongly encouraged to combine this course with a composition course that they take before, concurrently, or after the course.



GENRES OF LITERATURE
1036                                                              (GENRES LIT)

 Genres of Literature, a course based on Indiana's Academic Standards for English/Language Arts and the Common Core State Standards for English/Language Arts, is a study of various literary genres, such as poetry, dramas, novels, short stories, biographies, journals, diaries, essays, and others. Students examine a set or sets of literary works written in different genres that address similar topics or themes.  Students analyze how each genre shapes literary understanding or experiences differently, how different genres enable or constrain the expression of ideas, how certain genres have had stronger impact on the culture than others in different historical time periods, and what the most influential genres are in contemporary times.

 

    • Recommended Grade Level:   Grades 11 or 12

 

    • Recommended Prerequisites:   English 9, English 10, or teacher recommendation

 

    • Credits: 1 credit

 

    • Fulfills an English/Language Arts requirement for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas

 

    • NOTE:  Students are strongly encouraged to combine this course with a composition course that they take before, concurrently, or after the course.



GRAMMAR
1062                                                               (GRAMMAR)

 Grammar, a course based on Indiana's Academic Standards for English/Language Arts and the Common Core State Standards for English/Language Arts, is a study of the English language system.  Students examine and apply the conventions of oral and written expression that include syntax, usage, punctuation, and spelling.  Students learn grammatical terminology, study grammar in the context of reading and writing, and apply grammatical concepts in writing and speaking.

 

    • Recommended Grade Level:  Grades 9-12 

 

    • Recommended Prerequisites: None 

 

    • Credits: 1 credit

 

    • Counts as an English/Language Arts Course for the General Diploma only or as an Elective for the Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas

 

GROUP DISCUSSION
1074                                                             (GRP DISCUS)

 Group Discussion, a course based on a course based on Indiana's Academic Standards for English/Language Arts and the Common Core State Standards for English/Language Arts, is a study and application of the basic principles and techniques of effective group discussion.  Students formulate questions that are appropriate in a group setting, connect ideas or concepts and rephrase ideas when appropriate, and practice critical listening. Student make comments that reflect the development of logic or a line of reasoning, represent a clear point of view, and involve evidence of support (data, examples, anecdotes, documents, information from a variety of sources).  Students use the same Standard English conventions for oral speech that they use in their writing.

 

    • Recommended Grade Level:  Grades 9-12

 

    • Recommended Prerequisites:  None

 

    • Credits: 1 credit

 

    • Counts as an English/Language Arts Course for the General Diploma only or as an Elective for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas

 

INDIANA LITERATURE

1038                                                                 (IND LIT)
Indiana Literature a course based on Indiana's Academic Standards for English/Language Arts and the Common Core State Standards for English/Language Arts, is a study of works produced by those who were born in, raised, or lived most of their lives in Indiana and works about Indiana or its famous persons.  Students examine representative works of various historical periods, works from the various literary movements, and works that reflect unique aspects of Indiana culture.  Students analyze and evaluate contributions of Indiana literature to specific genres and to the body of American literature or media in the past and present.

    • Recommended Grade Level:  Grades 11 or 12

 

    • Recommended Prerequisites:  English 9, English 10, or teacher recommendation

 

    • Credits: 1 credit      

 

    • Fulfills an English/Language Arts requirement for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas

 

    • NOTE:  Students are strongly encouraged to combine this course with a composition course that they take before, concurrently, or after the course.



JOURNALISM
1080                                                                 (JRNALISM)

 Journalism, a course based on Indiana's Academic Standards for English/Language Arts and the Common Core State Standards for English/Language Arts, is a study of communications history including the legal boundaries and the ethical principles that guide journalistic writing. It includes a comparison study of journalistic writing to other types of writing.  Students prepare for a career path in journalism by working on high school publications or media staffs.   JOURNALISM PROJECT for the second credit: Students complete a project, such as a special feature magazine or mini-documentary on a topic of interest or concern. The project demonstrates knowledge, application, and progress in Journalism course content.

    • Recommended Grade Level:  Grades 9, 10, 11, or 12

 

    • Recommended Prerequisites:  None or teacher recommendation

 

    • Credits: 1 or 2 credits   Second credit may be subtitled Advanced to allow for a successive semester of instruction at an advanced level.

 

    • Counts as an Elective for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diploma

 

    • English/Language Arts credit (1080):  If Journalism course work addresses Indiana's Academic Standards for English/Language Arts and the student also takes a two-credit English Advanced Placement course plus corresponding AP exams or a two-credit English dual credit course, up to two (2) credits accrued can be counted as part of the eight (8) required English/Language Arts credits for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas.

 

    • Journalism Academic Career Path form; High School Journalism Standards; Research Standards; Historical Timeline
    • NOTE:  This is not a student publications course.  The designated school newspaper or yearbook course is Student Publications (1086).



LANGUAGE A1 HIGHER LEVEL, INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
1130                                                          (LA A1H IB)

 Language A1 Higher Level, International Baccalaureate is a pre-university literature course in the student's native or best language. Language A1 promotes an appreciation of literature and knowledge of the student's own culture, along with that of other societies, and develops the student's powers of expression, both in oral and written communication. The course emphasizes the skills involved in writing and speaking in a variety of styles and situations and offers the student the opportunity to read 11-15 works grouped by genres. Works are chosen from a broad list of prescribed authors and works representing different literary periods, genres, and regions in the target language, as well as literature in translation.

 

    • Recommended Grade Level: Grades 11 and 12

 

    • Credits: 4 semester course, 1 credit per semester

 

    • Fulfills an English/Language Arts requirement for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors, Core 40 with Technical Honors and International Baccalaureate  diplomas or counts as an Elective for any diploma





LANGUAGE A1 STANDARD LEVEL, INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
1132                                                                  (LA A1S IB)

 Language A1 Standard Level, International Baccalaureate is a pre-university literature course in the student's native or best language. Language A1 promotes an appreciation of literature and knowledge of the student's own culture along with that of other societies and develops the student's powers of expression, both in oral and written communication. The course emphasizes the skills involved in writing and speaking in a variety of styles and situations and offers the student the opportunity to read 11-15 works grouped by genres. Works are chosen from a broad list of prescribed authors and works representing different literary periods, genres, and regions in the target language, as well as literature in translation.

 

    • Recommended Grade Level: Grades 11 and 12

 

    • Credits: 2 semester course, 1 credit per semester

 

    • Fulfills an English/Language Arts requirement for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors, Core 40 with Technical Honors and International Baccalaureate  diplomas or counts as an Elective for any diploma



LANGUAGE ARTS LAB
1010                                                              (LANG LAB)

 Language Arts Lab is a supplemental course that provides students with individualized or small group instruction designed to support success in completing language arts course work aligned with Indiana's Academic Standards for English/Language Arts in Grades 9-12 and the Common Core State Standards for English/Language Arts, focusing on the Writing Standards (Standards 4, 5, and 6).

 

    • Recommended Grade Level:  Grades 9-12 

 

    • Recommended Prerequisites:  None

 

    • Credits: 1-8 credits.  The nature of this course allows for successive semesters of instruction at advanced levels.

 

    • Counts as an English/Language Arts Elective only for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas

 

    • This course is for students who need additional support in all the language arts (reading, writing, speaking and listening), especially in writing. 

 

    • NOTE:  The course may also be used for students who need extra preparation to take Advanced Placement classes or college placement examinations.



LIBRARY MEDIA
1082                                                             (LBRY MEDIA)

 Library Media is the study and application of procedures based on library science theory.  Students examine the role of the library and technology in the current Information Age.  Students use electronic resources for specific research needs and use multimedia presentation technology for practical applications.

    • Recommended Grade Level: Grades 9-12 

 

    • Recommended Prerequisites: None 

 

    • Credits: 1 credit

 

    • Counts as an English/Language Arts Course for the General Diploma only or as an Elective for the Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas

 

LINGUISTICS
1064                                                              (LINGUISTICS)
Linguistics
, a language studies course based on Indiana's Academic Standards for English/Language Arts and the Common Core State Standards for English/Language Arts, is the study of language structures and patterns that enable humans to communicate with an infinite number of ideas using a finite grammar and vocabulary.  Students examine the terminology and sub-categories of linguistics as a field of study, including semantics, syntax, and morphology.  Students analyze the psychological, social, and cultural factors that contribute to choices of structure and pattern by language users.  LINGUISTICS PROJECT:  Students complete a project, such as a case study in one of the fields of linguistics or a developmental timeline showing the psychological or cultural factors influencing language users, which demonstrates knowledge, application, and progress in Linguistics course content. 

    • Recommended Grade Level:  Grades 11 or 12

 

    • Recommended Prerequisites:  None

 

    • Credits: 1 credit

 

    • Fulfills an English/Language Arts requirement for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas

 

    • NOTE:  Students are strongly encouraged to combine this course with a literature or composition course that they take before, concurrently, or after the course.



LITERARY MOVEMENTS
1040                                                                (LIT MVMTS)
Literary Movements, a course based on Indiana's Academic Standards for English/Language Arts and the Common Core State Standards for English/Language Arts, is a study of representative European or American literature produced during the historical time periods of Ancient Greece and Rome, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the Enlightenment, and the literary periods of Romanticism, Realism, Modernism, The Harlem Renaissance, and Contemporary Literature.  Students examine a variety of literary genres, such as dramas, epic and lyric poetry, novels, oratory, short stories, biographies, journals, diaries, essays, and others.  Students analyze how the trends and movements shaped the literature of the time and how the works of the various literary trends and movements continue to affect contemporary literature and issues.

    • Recommended Grade Level:  Grades 11 or 12

 

    • Recommended Prerequisites:   English 9, English 10, or teacher recommendation

 

    • Credits: 1 credit

 

    • Fulfills an English/Language Arts requirement for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas

 

    • NOTE:  Students are strongly encouraged to combine this course with a composition course that they take before, concurrently, or after the course.



MASS MEDIA
1084                                                              (MASS MEDIA)

 Mass Media, a course based on the High School Journalism Standards and the Mass Media and Media Literacy Standards, is the study of the importance of mass media as pervasive in modern life at the local, national, and global levels.  It includes a study of the impact of constant and immediate news, entertainment, and persuasive messages on everyday life.  Students use course content to become knowledgeable consumers of mass media in preparation for their roles as informed citizens in a democratic society.  MASS MEDIA PROJECT for the second credit:  Students complete a project, such as a media convergence special report using multiple formats that compare different aspects of a topic of interest or concern.  The project demonstrates knowledge, application, and progress in Mass Media course content.

    • Recommended Grade Level:  Grades 9, 10, 11, or 12

 

    • Recommended Prerequisite:  None or teacher recommendation

 

    • Credits: 1 or 2 credits   Second credit may be subtitled Advanced to allow for a successive semester of instruction at an advanced level.

 

    • Counts as an Elective for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diploma

 

    • English/Language Arts credit (1084):  If Mass Media course work addresses Indiana's Academic Standards for English/Language Arts and the student also takes a two-credit  English Advanced Placement course plus corresponding AP exams or two-credit English dual credit course, up to two (2) credits accrued can be counted as part of the eight (8) required English/Language Arts credits for the Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas.

 



NOVELS
1042                                                                 (NOVELS)

 Novels, a course based on Indiana's Academic Standards for English/Language Arts and the Common Core State Standards for English/Language Arts, is a study of the distinct features of the novel, such as narrative and fictional elements of setting, conflict, climax, and resolution, and may be organized by historical periods, themes, or authors.  Students examine novels of a given period, such as Victorian, the Modern Period, or Contemporary Literature, and what distinguishes novels from short stories, epics, romances, biographies, science fiction, and others.  Students analyze novels by various important authors in the past and present or sets of novels in a given time period or across time periods or covering a particular theme.

    • Recommended Grade Level:   Grades 11 or 12

 

    • Recommended Prerequisites:   English 9, English 10, or teacher recommendation

 

    • Credits: 1 credit

 

    • Fulfills an English/Language Arts requirement for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas

 

    • NOTE:  Students are strongly encouraged to combine this course with a composition course that they take before, concurrently, or after the course.



POETRY
1044                                                                 (POETRY)

 Poetry, a course based on Indiana's Academic Standards for English/Language Arts and the Common Core State Standards for English/Language Arts, is a study of poetic works, the interpretation of poetry, and the variety of structures, devices, and themes that differentiate one type of poetry from another.  Students examine a wide variety of major poetic works from the English-speaking world and English translations of important works from the non-English-speaking world.  Students analyze the impact of aural devices, such as meter, alliteration, assonance, and rhyme, on the overall interpretation of a poem and how poetry is a form of literary expression that has prevailed through the ages.

 

    • Recommended Grade Level:  Grades 11 or 12

 

    • Recommended Prerequisites:  English 9, English 10, or teacher recommendation

 

    • Credits: 1 credit

 

    • Fulfills an English/Language Arts requirement for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas

 

    • NOTE:  Students are strongly encouraged to combine this course with a composition course that they take before, concurrently, or after the course.



 SHORT STORIES
1046                                                             (SHORT STRS)

 Short Stories, a course based on Indiana's Academic Standards for English/Language Arts and the Common Core State Standards for English/Language Arts, is a study of the distinct features of the short story, such as being tightly focused narrative fiction.  The course may be organized by historical periods, themes, or authors. Students examine short stories with modernist and contemporary themes by a variety of authors from the perspective of audience, purpose, and historical development.  Students analyze what distinguishes the short story genre from other literary genres, such as the novel, epic, romance, biography, and others.

 

    • Recommended Grade Level:  Grades 11 or 12

 

    • Recommended Prerequisites:  English 9, English 10, or teacher recommendation

 

    • Credits: 1 credit

 

    • Fulfills an English/Language Arts requirement for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas

 

    • NOTE:  Students are strongly encouraged to combine this course with a composition course that they take before, concurrently, or after the course.



SPEECH
1076                                                                  (SPEECH)

 Speech, a course based on Indiana's Academic Standards for English/Language Arts and the Common Core State Standards for English/Language Arts Standards, is the study and application of the basic principles and techniques of effective oral communication.  Students deliver focused and coherent speeches that convey clear messages, using gestures, tone, and vocabulary appropriate to the audience and purpose.  Students deliver different types of oral and multi-media presentations, including viewpoint, instructional, demonstration, informative, persuasive, and impromptu.  Students use the same Standard English conventions for oral speech that they use in their writing.

 

      Recommended Grade Level:  Grades 9-12

 

    • Recommended Prerequisites:  None

 

    • Credits:  1 or 2 credits

 

    • Fulfills an English/Language Arts requirement for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas

 

    • NOTE:  Students are strongly encouraged to combine this course with a literature or composition course that they take before, concurrently, or after the course.



STUDENT PUBLICATIONS
1086                                                             (STDNT PUBS)

 Student Publications, a course based on the High School Journalism Standards and the Student Publications Standards, is the continuation of the study of journalism.  Students demonstrate their ability to do journalistic writing and design for high school publications, including school newspapers and yearbooks, and a variety of media formats.  Students follow the ethical principles and legal boundaries that guide scholastic journalism.  Students express themselves publicly with meaning and clarity for the purpose of informing, entertaining, or persuading.  Students work on high school publications or media staffs so that they may prepare themselves for career paths in journalism, communications, writing, or related fields.  

 

    • Recommended Grade Level:  Grades 9, 10, 11, or 12

 

    • Recommended Prerequisites:  Journalism, Mass Media, or teacher recommendation

 

    • Credits:  1-8 credits. The nature of this course allows for successive semesters of instruction at advanced levels.  May be offered over three- or four-years by subtitling the course Beginning, Intermediate, or Advanced.

 

    • Counts as an Elective for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas or two (2) credits accrued as an English/Language Arts requirement for the General Diploma only if the course work addresses Indiana's Academic Standards for English/Language Arts

 

 

    • NOTE:  This is the designated school newspaper or yearbook course.

 

 

TECHNICAL COMMUNICATIONS

1096                                                              (TECH COMM)

 Technical Communication, a course based on Indiana's Academic Standards for English/Language Arts and the Common Core State Literacy Standards for Technical Subjects, is the study and application of the processes and conventions needed for effective technical writing-communication. Using the writing process, students demonstrate a command of vocabulary, English language conventions, research and organizational skills, an awareness of the audience, the purpose for writing, and style. Technical Writing Project:  Students complete a project, such as a multi-media advertising campaign for a generic product or idea or a multi-media proposal of an action plan to implement a project or service, which demonstrates knowledge, application, and writing progress in the Technical Communication course content.

    • Recommended Grade Level:  Grades 11 or 12

 

    • Recommended Prerequisites:  English 9, English 10, or teacher recommendation

 

    • Credits: 1 credit

 

    • Fulfills an English/Language Arts requirement for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas

 

    •  “Technical and Business Communications” may be substituted for this course if it meets "Composition" course (1090) requirements and students are completing a General Diploma.

 

    • NOTE:  Students are strongly encouraged to combine this course with a literature course that they take before, concurrently, or after the course.

 

THEMES IN LITERATURE

1048                                                             (THEMES LIT)
Themes in Literature, a course based on Indiana's Academic Standards for English/Language Arts and the Common Core State Standards for English/Language Arts, is a study of universal themes, such as the journey of the hero, the trials of youth, the search for identity, and other themes appropriate to the level and interests of students.  The course may be limited to a few important related themes.  Students examine representative works in various genres by authors of diverse eras and nationalities and the way themes may be treated differently in the works because of the cultural context.  Students analyze how themes illuminate humanity's struggle to understand the human condition.

 

    • Recommended Grade Level:  Grades 11 or 12

 

    • Recommended Prerequisites:   English 9, English 10, or teacher recommendation

 

    • Credits: 1 credit

 

    • Fulfills an English/Language Arts requirement for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas

 

    • NOTE:  Students are strongly encouraged to combine this course with a composition course that they take before, concurrently, or after the course.



TWENTIETH-CENTURY LITERATURE

1050                                                          (20TH-C LIT)
Twentieth Century Literature, a course based on Indiana's Academic Standards for English/Language Arts and the Common Core State Standards for English/Language Arts, is a study of twentieth-century literature in the United States, the British Isles, and Europe with a focus on major works and writers in the Modern Period, the Harlem Renaissance, Early Contemporary Literature and Contemporary Literature from a chronological or thematic perspective.   Students examine a variety of genres including novels, short stories, poetry, dramas, science fiction, and others. Students analyze how the writers and their works either reflected or influenced the issues of the time. 

 

    • Recommended Grade Level:  Grades 11 or 12

 

    • Recommended Prerequisites:  English 9, English 10, or teacher recommendation

 

    • Credits: 1 credit

 

    • Fulfills an English/Language Arts requirement for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas

 

    • NOTE:  Students are strongly encouraged to combine this course with a composition course that they take before, concurrently, or after the course.



WORLD LITERATURE

1052                                                            (WORLD LIT)
World Literature, a course based on Indiana's Academic Standards for English/Language Arts and the Common Core State Standards for English/Language Arts, is a study of ancient and modern representative works by major authors from six continents: Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, and South America.  Students examine a wide variety of literary genres and themes.  Students analyze how the ideas and concepts presented in the works are both interconnected and reflective of the cultures and historical periods of the countries represented by the authors.

    • Recommended Grade Level:  Grades 11 or 12

 

    • Recommended Prerequisites:  English 9, English 10, or teacher recommendation

 

    • Credits: 1 credit 

 

    • Fulfills an English/Language Arts requirement for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas

 

  • NOTE:  Students are strongly encouraged to combine this course with a composition course that they take before, concurrently, or after the course.