British Literature & Composition (9th-12th grades)
Live Online Thursdays 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. EST Dates: Aug. 25, 2022 - May 11, 2023
Instructor: Renee Metcalf
Course Description: This course introduces students to masterpieces of British literature from Anglo-Saxon times through the 20th century. Students read, analyze, and interpret literature in its historical context within a Christian worldview. Learn the influence of the written word upon the events of the day and how the major concerns of the day were mirrored in the literature. After reflection and discussion students write various essay compositions responding to the literature throughout the course.
Tuition: $75/month or $270/semester
Texts: Note: Readings will be chosen from the list below. British Literature, 4th edition by Janice Campbell Beowulf translated by Seamus Heaney Selected Canterbury Tales by Chaucer The Faerie Queene (selected portions) by Edmund Spenser "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight" King Lear by William Shakespeare (Shakespeare Made Easy series) Paradise Lost by John Milton Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen Great Expectations by Charles Dickens Wuthering Heights by Charlotte Bronte To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolfe
Goals and Objectives:
Read and annotate a variety of classic British works.
Explore literature in some depth and answer a variety of questions that address the big questions of life from a Christian perspective.
Understand the role of British literature in historical context.
Participate in online discussions.
Conduct mini-research to enlarge understanding of the book under study.
Respond to literature through a variety of short writing assignments and longer essays.
Create projects demonstrating an understanding of various concepts.