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Contemporary African American Literature EN281
ENG 281 Contemporary African American Literature. In this one-semester course, students will read from both teacher and student-selected texts exploring a range of novels, poetry, speeches, film, drama, music, and essays by black authors. The class will explore how these voices inform discussions on identity, entertainment, and political and social movements today. Projects will focus on the development of reader identity by facilitating a process in  which students determine literary preferences and participate in “book club” style discussions using the lens of contemporary black writers.  Specifically, this class will focus on fiction and nonfiction literature from the Civil Rights era to present day.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12
PREREQUISITE: EN101 - Freshman English (Sem 1) or EN102 - Freshman English (Sem 2) or EN205 - Oral Communication or EN215 - Sophomore Writing
Introduction to Film A EN271
In this one-semester course students study the elements of film, and apply them to the evaluation and criticism of movies. In addition, students learn about the historical development of movies. A significant number of films are viewed and discussed in class. This course is sequenced with EN272, Story Telling in a Digital Age.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12
PREREQUISITE: EN101 - Freshman English (Sem 1) or EN102 - Freshman English (Sem 2) or EN205 - Oral Communication or EN215 - Sophomore Writing
Journalism (Sem 1) EN221
N221   Journalism (Sem 1)
Lab Fee: $25 per semester Want to get published? Want to write for the school newspaper or yearbook? This course emphasizes media literacy, role of the press, basic news writing, layout, design, copy, proofreading, photography, and graphics as they relate to the Clarionette newspaper and Clarion yearbook. This course may be repeated for credit, however only one credit can be applied toward the English graduation requirement.
CREDIT: 0.5   TYPE: Regular   GRADE: 11-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take EN222 - Journalism (Sem 2)


EN222   Journalism (Sem 2)
Lab Fee: $25 per semester Want to get published? Want to write for the school newspaper or yearbook?  This course emphasizes media literacy, role of the press, basic news writing, layout, design, copy, proofreading, photography, and graphics as they relate to the Clarionette newspaper and Clarion yearbook. This course may be repeated for credit, however only one credit can be applied toward the English graduation requirement.

CREDIT: 0.5   TYPE: Regular   GRADE: 11-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take EN221 - Journalism (Sem 1)
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 11-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take EN222 - Journalism (Sem 2)
Journalism (Sem 2) EN222
EN222 Journalism (Sem 2)
Lab Fee: $25 per semester Want to get published? Want to write for the school newspaper or yearbook? This course emphasizes media literacy, role of the press, basic news writing, layout, design, copy, proofreading, photography, and graphics as they relate to the Clarionette newspaper and Clarion yearbook. This course may be repeated for credit, however only one credit can be applied toward the English graduation requirement.

CREDIT: 0.5 TYPE: Regular GRADE: 11-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take EN221 - Journalism (Sem 1)
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 11-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take EN221 - Journalism (Sem 1)
Introduction to College Composition EN350
Offered first semester only. The purpose of this course is to introduce students to academic standards of composition at the early college level by focusing on the writing demands of the application process. In their fall semester, seniors are tasked with finding and completing college applications that present a variety of writing scenarios including short answer responses as well as extended written essays. Other English courses attempt to facilitate the need for direct instruction in this process by providing short units and workshops; additionally, teachers attempt to provide one-on-one conferences on an as needed basis. However, this course will provide consistent, specific instruction on navigating the writing prompts of the college entrance essay by working with students to draft, revise, and submit their actual college application essays. The course will then shift into the demands of the first-year college composition, providing students with instruction on the step-by-step processes of writing a 10-15 page academic essay. This project will treat writing as an act of inquiry and developing a set of critical practices for communicating and arguing effectively.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 12
ENGLISH DEPARTMENT
Freshman English (Sem 1) EN101
Required for graduation
Freshman English is a required survey course for freshmen, which functions as an integral part of the freshman curriculum. The focus of Freshman English is on the development of a broad range of language skills, including critical reading, competent writing, careful listening, and public speaking. These skills are developed in the classroom and writing lab and applied during the completion of a series of interdisciplinary projects, which relate to freshman thematic units. Students read literature which relates to the major themes of Freshman Program, write in response to a variety of rhetorical situations, study group processes and procedures, and develop oral presentation skills.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take EN102 - Freshman English (Sem 2)
Freshman English (Sem 2) EN102
Required for graduation
Freshman English is a required survey course for freshmen, which functions as an integral part of the freshman curriculum. The focus of Freshman English is on the development of a broad range of language skills, including critical reading, competent writing, careful listening, and public speaking. These skills are developed in the classroom and writing lab and applied during the completion of a series of interdisciplinary projects, which relate to freshman thematic units. Students read literature which relates to the major themes of Freshman Program, write in response to a variety of rhetorical situations, study group processes and procedures, and develop oral presentation skills.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take EN101 - Freshman English (Sem 1)
Oral Communication EN205
ENG 205 Oral Communication
REQUIRED for Graduation. This one-semester required course focuses on the development of Oral Communication skills in one-on-one conversations, group discussions of various sizes, individual and group presentations. Informal and formal presentations will be given by students on informational, persuasive, and debate topics. An emphasis will be placed on the process of writing speeches including outlining and research.
CREDIT: 0.5   TYPE: Regular   GRADE: 10
PREREQUISITE: EN101 - Freshman English (Sem 1) or EN102 - Freshman English (Sem 2)
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10
PREREQUISITE: EN101 - Freshman English (Sem 1) or EN102 - Freshman English (Sem 2)
Sophomore Writing EN215
Required for graduation
Lab Fee: $10.00
This semester composition course is required for graduation. Building on the elements of the writing process introduced in Freshman English, this class combines expository writing with formal vocabulary study and nonfiction reading. Taught as a writing workshop in a technology-rich environment, all students use computers as writing tools. Typical units include personal narrative, extended definition, letter writing, essay-test taking, documented essay writing, and research paper writing.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10
PREREQUISITE: EN101 - Freshman English (Sem 1) or EN102 - Freshman English (Sem 2)
Contemporary Literature EN242
Contemporary Literature is intended for students who enjoy reading and would like to study literature published in the twenty-first century. Students will read a range of novels, poetry, short stories and essays from a diverse group of cutting-edge writers, and the class will frequently hold “book club” style discussions, reflecting upon the themes, style and form of the various reading assignments.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12
PREREQUISITE: EN101 - Freshman English (Sem 1) or EN102 - Freshman English (Sem 2) or EN205 - Oral Communication or EN215 - Sophomore Writing
Contemporary Rhetoric EN252
EN252   Contemporary Rhetoric
A one-semester course grounded in contemporary texts that helps students understand modern rhetorical devices used in the media they consume and requires students to put those devices into use in their own writing. In even numbered years, the course will line up with the primary election season and focus on electoral rhetoric. In odd numbered years, the course will focus instead on the rhetoric of social movements. This course is sequenced with ENG 111 Argumentation and Debate OR ENG 271 Introduction to Film. Due to the ever changing rhetorical landscape of our world, this course may be repeated.
Course Note: May be repeated
CREDIT: 0.5   TYPE: Regular   GRADE: 10-12
PREREQUISITE: EN101 - Freshman English (Sem 1) or EN102 - Freshman English (Sem 2)
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12
PREREQUISITE: EN101 - Freshman English (Sem 1) or EN102 - Freshman English (Sem 2)
Creative Writing EN231
Offered first semester. Lab Fee: $10.00
A one-semester creative writing workshop in which students learn the basics of desktop publishing while producing portfolios of original poetry and prose. In addition to completing individual portfolios, each student will contribute to a class anthology and be encouraged to prepare at least one manuscript for submission to a publishing outlet or writing contest.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12
PREREQUISITE: Sophomore standing and basic keyboarding skills
AP English Language and Composition (Sem 1) EN501
Lab Fee: AP test fee applies
This senior level AP course is an intensive expository writing course for college-bound seniors designed to develop advanced writing skills and analytical thinking skills. Students write and revise themes similar to those required in freshman college composition courses. A College Board Advanced Placement exam will be offered to those successfully completing the course.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: Advanced PlacementGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: EN101 - Freshman English (Sem 1) or EN102 - Freshman English (Sem 2) or EN301 - American Literature and Composition (Sem 1) or EN302 - American Literature and Composition (Sem 2) or EN311 - British Literature and Composition (Sem 1) or EN312 - British Literature and Composition (Sem 2)
AP English Language and Composition (Sem 2) EN502
Lab Fee: AP test fee applies
This senior level AP course is an intensive expository writing course for college-bound seniors designed to develop advanced writing skills and analytical thinking skills. Students write and revise themes similar to those required in freshman college composition courses. A College Board Advanced Placement exam will be offered to those successfully completing the course.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: Advanced PlacementGRADE: 11
American Literature and Composition (Sem 1) EN301
Full-Year Survey Course
Recommended for college-bound juniors, this course combines the study of American literature from its beginnings to the present with composition based on the literature. Among the authors studied are Emerson, Jefferson, Thoreau, Hawthorne, Twain, Crane, Hemingway, Steinbeck, Cather, Bradbury, Douglas, Franklin, and Dickinson. Novels, essays, short stories, and poetry are examined.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: EN205 - Oral Communication or EN215 - Sophomore Writing
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take EN302 - American Literature and Composition (Sem 2)
American Literature and Composition (Sem 2) EN302
Full-Year Survey Course
Recommended for college-bound juniors, this course combines the study of American literature from its beginnings to the present with composition based on the literature. Among the authors studied are Emerson, Jefferson, Thoreau, Hawthorne, Twain, Crane, Hemingway, Steinbeck, Cather, Bradbury, Douglas, Franklin, and Dickinson. Novels, essays, short stories, and poetry are examined.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 11-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take EN301 - American Literature and Composition (Sem 1)
American Literature EB Sem 1 EN301E
Full-Year Survey Course
Recommended for college-bound juniors, this course combines the study of American literature from its beginnings to the present with composition based on the literature. Among the authors studied are Emerson, Jefferson, Thoreau, Hawthorne, Twain, Crane, Hemingway, Steinbeck, Cather, Bradbury, Douglas, Franklin, and Dickinson. Novels, essays, short stories, and poetry are examined.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 11-12
American Literature EB Sem 2 EN302E
Full-Year Survey Course
Recommended for college-bound juniors, this course combines the study of American literature from its beginnings to the present with composition based on the literature. Among the authors studied are Emerson, Jefferson, Thoreau, Hawthorne, Twain, Crane, Hemingway, Steinbeck, Cather, Bradbury, Douglas, Franklin, and Dickinson. Novels, essays, short stories, and poetry are examined.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 11-12
British Literature and Composition (Sem 1) EN311
Full-Year Survey Course
Recommended for college-bound seniors, this course combines the study of British literature from its beginnings to the present with composition based on the literature. Among the authors studied are Shakespeare, Chaucer, Orwell, Milton, Wordsworth, Wilde, Bronte, and Shelley. Novels, essays, short stories, poetry, and plays are examined.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: EN205 - Oral Communication or EN215 - Sophomore Writing
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take EN312 - British Literature and Composition (Sem 2)
British Literature and Composition (Sem 2) EN312
Full-Year Survey Course
Recommended for college-bound seniors, this course combines the study of British literature from its beginnings to the present with composition based on the literature. Among the authors studied are Shakespeare, Chaucer, Orwell, Milton, Wordsworth, Wilde, Bronte, and Shelley. Novels, essays, short stories, poetry, and plays are examined.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 11-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take EN311 - British Literature and Composition (Sem 1)
Journalism (Sem 1) EN221
N221   Journalism (Sem 1)
Lab Fee: $25 per semester Want to get published? Want to write for the school newspaper or yearbook? This course emphasizes media literacy, role of the press, basic news writing, layout, design, copy, proofreading, photography, and graphics as they relate to the Clarionette newspaper and Clarion yearbook. This course may be repeated for credit, however only one credit can be applied toward the English graduation requirement.
CREDIT: 0.5   TYPE: Regular   GRADE: 11-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take EN222 - Journalism (Sem 2)


EN222   Journalism (Sem 2)
Lab Fee: $25 per semester Want to get published? Want to write for the school newspaper or yearbook?  This course emphasizes media literacy, role of the press, basic news writing, layout, design, copy, proofreading, photography, and graphics as they relate to the Clarionette newspaper and Clarion yearbook. This course may be repeated for credit, however only one credit can be applied toward the English graduation requirement.

CREDIT: 0.5   TYPE: Regular   GRADE: 11-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take EN221 - Journalism (Sem 1)
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 11-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take EN222 - Journalism (Sem 2)
Journalism (Sem 2) EN222
EN222 Journalism (Sem 2)
Lab Fee: $25 per semester Want to get published? Want to write for the school newspaper or yearbook? This course emphasizes media literacy, role of the press, basic news writing, layout, design, copy, proofreading, photography, and graphics as they relate to the Clarionette newspaper and Clarion yearbook. This course may be repeated for credit, however only one credit can be applied toward the English graduation requirement.

CREDIT: 0.5 TYPE: Regular GRADE: 11-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take EN221 - Journalism (Sem 1)
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 11-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take EN221 - Journalism (Sem 1)
AP English Literature and Composition (Sem 1) EN401
Lab Fee: AP test fee applies
This junior level AP course is a literature and composition course for college-bound a student which consists of intensive work in both critical reading and expository writing. Literature selections, with an emphasis on English language works, both British and American, are organized thematically. This is a discussion-based class that emphasizes critical thinking. A College Board Advanced Placement exam will be offered to those successfully completing the course.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: Advanced PlacementGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: EN205 - Oral Communication or EN215 - Sophomore Writing
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take EN402 - AP English Literature and Composition (Sem 2)
AP English Literature and Composition (Sem 2) EN402
Lab Fee: AP test fee applies
This junior level AP course is a literature and composition course for college-bound a student which consists of intensive work in both critical reading and expository writing. Literature selections, with an emphasis on English language works, both British and American, are organized thematically. This is a discussion-based class that emphasizes critical thinking. A College Board Advanced Placement exam will be offered to those successfully completing the course.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: Advanced PlacementGRADE: 12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take EN401 - AP English Literature and Composition (Sem 1)
Introduction to College Composition EN350
Offered first semester only. The purpose of this course is to introduce students to academic standards of composition at the early college level by focusing on the writing demands of the application process. In their fall semester, seniors are tasked with finding and completing college applications that present a variety of writing scenarios including short answer responses as well as extended written essays. Other English courses attempt to facilitate the need for direct instruction in this process by providing short units and workshops; additionally, teachers attempt to provide one-on-one conferences on an as needed basis. However, this course will provide consistent, specific instruction on navigating the writing prompts of the college entrance essay by working with students to draft, revise, and submit their actual college application essays. The course will then shift into the demands of the first-year college composition, providing students with instruction on the step-by-step processes of writing a 10-15 page academic essay. This project will treat writing as an act of inquiry and developing a set of critical practices for communicating and arguing effectively.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 12