World Literature Honors EVP (ENGL250e)
1.0 (yearlong course)
A grade of an 85% or higher in the subject area course taken the previous year.
World literature introduces classic texts from such authors as Dickens, Shakespeare, Yeats, Tolstoy, and Hugo while teaching genre elements such as character development, plot, theme, and setting. Students will learn to identify common literary devices and discover how these devices contribute to the overall success of a work. Students produce original creative and analytical compositions and learn to become quality editors considering word choice, grammar, and standard usage conventions.
This course is a part of the honors track, and intentional focus will be on the required knowledge and critical thinking and analytical skills to prepare a student to be successful in future upperlevel and Advanced Placement (AP) courses.
*As part of the EVP program, this course will have a live class requirement once a week at a set time; please see the website for time choices. This live class will include teaching, discussion with classmates from around the world, demonstrations, questions and answers, and other aspects of a live classroom. Students will have weekly due dates and stay on a traditional coursework schedule.
Semester 1: August 31 - January 24
Fall Break: November 23 - 27
Christmas Break: December 21 - January 1
Semester 2: January 25 - June 6
Spring Break: March 29 - April 2
Times: Tuesdays 9:00 am OR Tuesdays 9:00 pm US Central Time
Have you ever wanted to travel the world, exploring different cultures and times in history? The World Literature course offers the opportunity to learn about history’s greatest authors and their works! From the ancients like Confucius and Sophocles -- to Shakespeare, Tennyson, Hugo, Golding, and Orwell, we will explore what makes their masterpieces stand the test of time and still challenge us today. Explore universal themes in thought-provoking discussions with your classmates.What was going on in the author's time that would affect him/her in such a way as to write this work? How did Christianity and God's Truth influence this time period? What can we take away from this time that influences our thoughts today? As we navigate world classics, we will also grow in our writing and analytical skills. What better way to learn about our world than from those who reflected in their respective regions and expressed their thoughts in timeless pieces. Come join us on the adventure! The Live Class EVP setting will allow you to dialogue weekly with your teacher and fellow classmates as we learn together some of the world's greatest literary masterpieces.
If there are books and materials for this course, they can be purchased from our Online Bookstore.
I really like the weekly quiz! It is a great way in class to earn a couple extra points and review what we talked about in class.