World Literature Honors

  • Name:

    World Literature Honors (ENGL250)

  • Department:

    Language Arts

  • Credits:

    1.0 (yearlong course)

  • Suggested Prerequisites:

    A grade of an 85% or higher in the subject area course taken the previous year.

World Literature Honors


World literature introduces classic texts from authors like 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.

Special Notes:

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.


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!

If there are books and materials for this course, they can be purchased from our Online Bookstore.

Student Feedback

I absolutely ADORED this class and thank you so much for helping me grow both in knowledge and soul.

Literature seems to be a class that many people dread taking, but I have really enjoyed this year! The reading material that we had was very interesting, and the assignments were never boring! I loved the discussions, and I thought that even the essays were fun to complete! I was quite happily surprised by this class.

I loved the detailed study guides that Mrs. Cox gave, and I am excited to start the next semester!

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