AP - English Literature and Composition (141)
Prerequisite: Successful completion of English 3.
5 Credits - Full Year - Grade 12

Completion of a summer reading and writing assignment is required for this course.
Building upon the skills learned in AP English Language and Composition, this senior-year AP course will introduce new skills of oral and written literary analysis, oral argument in class, techniques of research and writing about literature.  With an emphasis on full-length works of fiction as well as poetry, this class will emphasize structural analysis and the use of literary devices, including figurative language, diction, symbolism, and tone.  While enrollment is open, students are recommended to take AP English Language and Composition or English 3 Honors in their junior year.  It is expected that all students take the AP English Literature and Composition exam in May.