York Community High School

AP Literature & Composition

Grade 12 / Full Year High Weighted Course - 2.0 credits

Prerequisite:  Students must have earned credit for English 11 or Advanced Placement Language and Composition


Emphasis in the senior year of the honors program focuses on such world writers as Ionesco, Camus, Dickens, Faulkner, Shakespeare, Melville, Kafka, Hurston and O’Brien.  Designed to be commensurate with a college course, this class will require students to write multiple compositions in which they hone their craft as writers.  In fact, student evaluation will be based primarily on 12 significant writing assessments each semester.  Nightly reading assignments will average 25-40 pages.  In addition, students will be graded on verbal skills as demonstrated in class discussions and major presentations.  In that this a college level course, students will be expected to read, to write, to analyze, and to discuss various forms of  literature at a level of sophistication that corresponds to a literature-devoted class at a college or university.  Through critical reading of mature world literature, students are prepared to achieve potential college credit through the Advanced Placement Examination in English Literature and Composition. 


AP Lit Teachers

Fleming, Sheila (630) 617-2400 ex.7184 English Teacher sfleming@elmhurst205.org
Pfau, Laura (630) 617-2400 ex.7367 English Teacher lpfau@elmhurst205.org