|Course Name||AP English — American Literary History|
|Can you take this course more than once?||No|
|Periods per Day||1.0|
|Fulfills the following graduation requirements|
|Also in the following groups||
|Syllabus||No Syllabus Found|
American Literary History is a college level writing course that engages students in becoming skilled writers who compose for a variety of purposes. The course requires students to write in several genres, such as expository, argumentative, analytical, and the research paper. The primary objective of the course is to enable students to write effectively and confidently in their college courses across the curriculum and in their professional and personal lives.
Students will develop their writing skills beyond the basic five-paragraph essay. Instead, they will focus on content, purpose, and audience. In addition, the writing process will be emphasized, specifically exploring ideas, reconsidering strategies, using grammatical conventions appropriately, and revising essays (aided by teacher and peers).
This is also a literature course that focuses on the literary history of America, both fictional and non-fictional, from Early-Colonialism to the mid-20th Century. In addition to the chronological study of the social issues from a variety of periods, students will also become skilled readers of prose written in a variety of disciplines and rhetorical contexts. Students will study language itself, and will synthesize the various writing styles and become aware of how stylistic effects are achieved by writers' linguistic choices, thereby leading to an awareness of their own writing.
Questions that will be answered by the end of the course are: