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 Honors introduces highly motivated students to a survey of classic texts from such authors as Dickens, Poe, Yeats, Tolstoy, and Hugo while teaching literary devices such as character development, plot, theme, setting, and imagery. Lessons in composition, grammar, and poetry are taught together with the literature selections to give the student an integrated course in English literature. Honors includes an emphasis on higher level thinking skills of analysis, synthesis, and evaluation.

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 upper-level and Advanced Placement (AP) courses.


Let’s journey around the world 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. You will also improve your vocabulary and improve your writing skills.

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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