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World Literature (Grade 12)
Grade 12 World Literature will pursue a worldwide range of written works in several genres. Students will workshop writing to better understand, explain, and evaluate literary and critical works. From literary analysis to creative compositions, from comparative to persuasive writing, from debate to mock trial to formal presentation, students will explore various modes of discourse by which to critically analyze a literary text. Ultimately, this course will examine the intricacies of story and self, as we collectively explore cross-cultural understanding.
Course texts include:
- One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
- Hamlet by William Shakespeare
- Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
- Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
- 1984 by George Orwell
- Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
- Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
- The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien
- Additional handouts and readings throughout the course