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To help students understand the importance of historic context in literary analysis
To expose students to a variety of literary genres to further their appreciation of literature
To develop students’ vocabulary-building skills through the use of context clues and word origin/structure analysis
To help students recognize and understand the use of a variety of literary elements (terms and techniques)
To enable students to respond to literature in a way that reflects intelligent and thoughtful analysis
To develop students’ reading, writing, speaking, listening and critical thinking skills so that they may function effectively in any course at university level
To help students create a body of written work (essay portfolio) that will facilitate the college application process
To provide a wide range of learning opportunities, including daily and longer-term projects, in order that students of all ability levels may be able to reach their respective potentials and be successful
To foster a classroom atmosphere that emphasizes the importance of respect for others’ opinions, beliefs and ways of being


Ch.1 – Introduction
Ch.2 – Parts of Speech Review
Ch.3 – Sentence Structure
Ch.4 – Drama: Hamlet
Ch.5 – Drama: Macbeth
Ch.6 – Anglo-Saxon Era: Beowulf
Ch.7 – Sentence Patterns
Ch.8 – Subject/Verb Agreement
Ch.9 – Wuthering Heights
Ch.10 – Romantic Era: Jane Eyre
Ch.11 – Medieval Period
Ch.12 – Geoffrey Chaucer
Ch.13 – The Nuns Priests Tale
Ch.14 – The Merchants Tale
Ch.15 – Drama: Antigone
Ch.16 – Drama: Oedipus Rex
Ch.17 – Course Survey