Prerequisite: approval from English faculty
HL Literature is a two year, pre-university literature course which encourages students to view literary works as art which can be can analyzed in a variety of ways. Emphasis is on exploration of the means authors employ to convey thematic subjects. HL English provides extensive opportunities for independent, original, critical and clear thought and expression. The course also promotes respect for imagination and interpretation.
Students will develop an understanding of the techniques involved in literary criticism and promotes the ability to form independent literary judgments. Students will have a thorough knowledge of a range of texts and an understanding of other cultural perspectives. They will also have developed skills of analysis and the ability to support an argument in clearly expressed writing.