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English Courses and Descriptions

English 9
English 9, an integrated English course based on the Indiana Academic Standards for English/Language Arts in Grades 9-­‐10, is a study of language, literature, composition, and oral communication, focusing on literature within an appropriate level of complexity for this grade band. Students use literary interpretation, analysis, comparisons, and evaluation to read and respond to representative works of historical or cultural significance in classic and contemporary literature balanced with nonfiction. Students write, responses to literature, expository (informative), narrative, and argumentative/persuasive compositions, and sustained research assignments., . Students deliver grade-­‐appropriate oral presentations with attention to audience and purpose and access, analyze, and evaluate online information. Grade 9.

English 9 Honors
English 9H is a year-long course for freshmen who are prepared for a more rigorous approach to language arts. Just as in English 9, the course focuses on all aspects of language arts. Students read both literary and informational texts, and they complete a variety of writing activities. In addition, students gain speaking experience through discussion and presentations. The significant difference between English 9H and English 9 is the rigor of the course.

English 10
English 10, an integrated English course based on the Indiana Academic Standards for English/Language Arts in Grades 9-­‐ 10, is a study of language, literature, composition, and oral communication, focusing on literature with an appropriate level of complexity for this grade band. Students use literary interpretation, analysis, comparisons, and evaluation to read and respond to representative works of historical or cultural significance in classic and contemporary literature balanced with nonfiction. Students write responses to literature, expository (informative) and argumentative/persuasive compositions, and sustained research assignments. . Students deliver grade-­‐appropriate oral presentations with attention to audience and purpose and access, analyze, and evaluate online information.

English 10 Honors, CC (LITR 100)
English 10H is a year-long course for sophomores who are prepared for a more rigorous approach to language arts. Just as in English 10, the course focuses on all aspects of language arts. Students read both literary and informational texts, and they complete a variety of writing activities. In addition, students gain speaking experience through discussion and presentations. The significant difference between English 10H and English 10 is the rigor of the course.

English 11
English 11, an integrated English course based on the Indiana Academic Standards for English/Language Arts in Grades 11-­‐12, is a study of language, literature, composition, and oral communication focusing on literature with an appropriate level of complexity for this grade band. Students use literary interpretation, analysis, comparisons, and evaluation to read and respond to representative works of historical or cultural significance appropriate in classic and contemporary literature balanced with nonfiction. Students write narratives, responses to literature, academic essays (e.g. analytical, persuasive, expository, summary), and more sustained research assignments incorporating visual information in the form of pictures, graphs, charts and tables. Students write and deliver grade-­‐appropriate multimedia presentations and access, analyze, and evaluate online information.

English 11 Honors, CC (LITR 222/223)
English 11H is a year-long course for juniors who are prepared for a more rigorous approach to language arts. Just as in English 11, the course focuses on all aspects of language arts. Students read both literary and informational texts, and they complete a variety of writing activities. In addition, students gain speaking experience through discussion and presentations. The significant difference between English 11H and English 11 is the rigor of the course.
English 11H is also part of Lincoln’s Early College curriculum and follows a Vincennes University course syllabus throughout the year. If students meet enrollment criteria, they may earn credit for Literature 222, a VU course, during the first semester and Literature 223, also a VU course, during the second semester. The two VU courses are American Literature courses.

Advanced Composition
Advanced Composition, a course based on the Indiana Academic Standards for English/Language Arts, is a study and application of the rhetorical writing strategies of exposition and persuasion. Students write expository critiques of nonfiction selections, literary criticism of fiction selections, persuasive compositions, and research reports. Grade 12.

World Literature
World Literature, a course based on the Indiana Academic Standards for English/Language Arts, is a study of ancient and modern representative works by major authors from six continents: Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, and South America. Students examine a wide variety of literary genres and themes. Students analyze how the ideas and concepts presented in the works are both interconnected and reflective of the cultures and historical periods of the countries represented by the authors. Grade 12.

AP English Literature and Composition, CC (ENGL 101/102)
AP English Literature and Composition is a course based on the content established and copyrighted by the College Board. The course engages students in the close reading and critical analysis of imaginative literature to deepen their understanding of the ways writers use language to provide both meaning and pleasure. As they read, students consider a work’s structure, style, and themes, as well as its use of figurative language, imagery, symbolism, and tone. Writing assignments include expository, analytical, and argumentative essays that require students to analyze and interpret literary works. Grade 12.

Advanced English, CC (LITR 100)
Advanced English, College Credit, is an advanced course based on the Indiana Academic Standards for English/Language Arts in grades 11 and 12. This course title covers any English language and composition advanced course offered for credit by an accredited postsecondary institution through an adjunct agreement with a secondary school. Grades 11 and 12.

Creative Writing, CC (ENGL 202)
Creative Writing, a course based on the Indiana Academic Standards for English/Language Arts, is a study and application of the rhetorical writing strategies for prose and poetry. Using the writing process, students demonstrate a command of vocabulary, the nuances of language and vocabulary, English language conventions, an awareness of the audience, the purposes for writing, and the style of their own writing. CREATIVE WRITING PROJECT: Students complete a project, such as a short story, a narrative or epic poem, a persuasive speech or letter, a book review, a script or short play, or other creative compositions, which demonstrates knowledge, application, and writing progress in the Creative Writing course content.

Classical Literature
Classical Literature, a course based on the Indiana Academic Standards for English/Language Arts, is a study of Greek and Roman Empire literature by the major authors, such as Aristotle, Cicero, Dante, Euripides, Homer, Ovid, Plato, Plutarch, Sappho, Sophocles, St. Augustine, Virgil, and others. Students examine a variety of literary genres, such as tragedy, comedy, epic, lyric, novel, oratory, and others. Students analyze themes as they relate to the transition from oral to literate cultures, the emergence of cities and empires, the use of mythology, and the rise and fall of democracy. Students analyze how classical literary patterns, themes, and conventions have influenced modern literature.

Film Literature
Film Literature, a course based on the Indiana Academic Standards for English/Language Arts, is a study of how literature is adapted for film or media and includes role playing as film directors for selected screen scenes. Students read about the history of film, the reflection or influence of film on the culture, and issues of interpretation, production and adaptation. Students examine the visual interpretation of literary techniques and auditory language in film and the limitations or special capacities of film versus text to present a literary work. Students analyze how films portray the human condition and the roles of men and women and the various ethnic or cultural minorities in the past and present. FILM LITERATURE PROJECT: Students complete a project, such as doing an historical timeline and bibliography on the development of film or the creation of a short-­‐ subject film, which demonstrates knowledge, application, and progress in the Film Literature course content.

Language Lab
Language Arts Lab is a supplemental course that provides students with individualized or small group instruction
designed to support success in completing course work aligned with the Indiana Academic Standards for English Language/Arts focusing on the writing standards. All students should be concurrently enrolled in an English course in which class work will address all of the Indiana Academic Standards.

Mythology
Mythology is for those students who desire or need further information about material, which is most frequently used in allusions. This course will emphasize the ancient myths, early gods and goddess, and vocabulary, which would come from those studies. 1 credit.

Novels
Novels, a course based on the Indiana Academic Standards for English/Language Arts, is a study of the distinct features of the novel, such as narrative and fictional elements of setting, conflict, climax, and resolution, and may be organized by historical periods, themes, or authors. Students examine novels of a given period, such as Victorian, the Modern Period, or Contemporary Literature, and what distinguishes novels from short stories, epics, romances, biographies, science fiction, and others. Students analyze novels by various important authors from the past and present or sets of novels from a specific era or across several eras.

Shakespeare
Shakespeare begins with short unit on the poetry of Shakespeare and continues with an in-depth reading and discussion of a number of Shakespearean plays. Students will also write paragraphs and essays pertaining to what they read. An attempt will be made to avoid plays usually covered in other literature classes. 1 credit.

Speech, CC (COMM 143)
Speech, a course based on the Indiana Academic Standards for English/Language Arts, is the study and application of the basic principles and techniques of effective oral communication. Students deliver focused and coherent speeches that convey clear messages, using gestures, tone, and vocabulary appropriate to the audience and purpose. Students deliver different types of oral and multi-­‐media presentations, including viewpoint, instructional, demonstration, informative, persuasive, and impromptu. Students use the same standard English conventions for oral speech that they use in their writing.

Student Media, Newspaper
Student Media, a course based on the High School Journalism Standards and the Student Media Standards, is the continuation of the study of journalism. Students demonstrate their ability to do journalistic writing and design for high school media, including school newspapers and yearbooks, and a variety of other media formats. Students follow the ethical principles and legal boundaries that guide scholastic journalism. Students express themselves publicly with meaning and clarity for the purpose of informing, entertaining, or persuading. Students work on high school media staffs so that they may prepare themselves for career paths in journalism, communications, writing, or related fields.

Student Media, Yearbook
Student Media, a course based on the High School Journalism Standards and the Student Media Standards, is the continuation of the study of journalism. Students demonstrate their ability to do journalistic writing and design for high school media, including school newspapers and yearbooks, and a variety of other media formats. Students follow the ethical principles and legal boundaries that guide scholastic journalism. Students express themselves publicly with meaning and clarity for the purpose of informing, entertaining, or persuading. Students work on high school media staffs so that they may prepare themselves for career paths in journalism, communications, writing, or related fields.