The goal of AP English Literature and Composition is to engage learners in careful close-reading and critical analysis of imaginative literature. Learners will cultivate reading and writing skills for college success and cultural understanding through project-based learning. Through this course, learners will read literary works from a wide array of genres and periods that have been recognized for their literary merit and societal impact. Learners will deepen their understanding of literature, language and their analysis, to provide both purpose and pleasure. Learners will become more reflective and critical readers and writers, analyzing, synthesizing and responding to texts written by diverse authors with varied aesthetics. Learners will consider how a work’s style, structure, and theme shape its impact as a text. They will also examine the smaller ingredients such as figurative language, imagery, symbolism and tone, to see how they contribute to the whole. Through close reading, evaluation, argument and composition, learners will develop critical literacy, learning how to read like writers and write like readers. 11th and 12th grade.
iLEAD Online AP courses offer live support for test preparation in advance of the spring testing date.
UC/CSU “b” credit approved
This course fee does not include the cost of the AP College Board test