English for 11th and 12th grade is part of the thematic studies sequence of courses. This Advanced Placement course is taken in conjunction with the Thematic Studies Language Arts class in 11th grade.
This year-long course is designed for juniors who seek to improve their skills in critical writing and reading. Through the use of a process approach, students will work on improving the structure and style of their own writing. Students will develop their skills in rhetorical and literary analysis, focusing on the structure and style of nonfiction works by writers from various times and places. The course also helps students prepare for the optional Advanced Placement Exam in Language and Composi- tion, which students may elect to take at their own expense.
Prerequisite: Strong language arts background and interest