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Course Summary

English and Language Arts


3415 Advanced Grammar (1/2 unit)

This course is designed to help students understand the structure of the English language. Topics include a review of traditional grammar such as parts of speech, parts of the sentence, phrases, clauses, and sentence patterns as well as punctuation and correct usage.

3433 Senior Composition (1/2 unit)

This course is designed to prepare college-bound students for academic writing. Emphasis will be placed not only on content but also on grammar, usage, use of relaible sources, and documentation and include instruction in the Standard rhetorical patterns.

3445 English 10: A and B (1/2 unit each)

Students will continue developing their language skills in this required two semester course. They will continue the study of various types of literature: short story, poetry, drama, autobiography, essay, and the novel (becoming aware of more authors and their writing styles). In response to the literature, students will use the writing process to produce expressive, informative, persuasive, and creative writing. Grammar and usage will be improved within the context of student writing through the practice of revision and editing skills. Students will keep an ongoing file of their writing. This course is intended for students who have successfully completed Freshman English.

3450 English 9: A and B (1/2 unit each)

This course focuses on the student's skills in writing and literature. Students develop the skills in the writing process - organizing, prewriting, writing, and revising. Literatrre is studied according to genre - short stories, drama, poetry, nonfiction, and the novel. Students are introduced to important literary terms.

3521 English 11: A and B (1/2 unit each)

This required two semester course combines composition and American Literature. Students will continue to develop their writing skills as they trace the development of literature in America from the Colonial Days to the present. The literature component of the class emphasizes the major American authors and provides samples of their writing. The course also stresses the events and ideas in American history that have influenced American writers. In response to the literature, students will produce various types of writing, which will include a research paper. The study of grammar will occur within the context of student writing. Students will keep an ongoing file of their writing. This course is intended for students who have successfully completed sophomore English.


3640 Young Adult Literature (1/2 unit)

This course provides students an opportunity to read and to respond to representative works from the Contemporary Period focusing on works of literary merit. To fully comprehend the text, each student is required to experience, interpret, and evaluate the representative works.

 



 

 



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