English Language Arts
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Approaches to Literature: American Perspectives will survey seminal American literature from historical and theme-based perspectives as well as connect texts to relevant, current issues. Students will analyze and synthesize fiction and non-fiction, examining authors’ use of literary devices and major social, political, and economic forces related to the works. In addition to reading and analyzing texts, the course emphasizes writing, research, speaking, listening, and developing grammar and vocabulary. There is also a major focus placed on the use of literary and rhetorical strategies in both writing and speaking.