ENGLISH III: WORLD LITERATURE

DESCRIPTION:
This course emphasizes the study of world literature. The course is presented in two semesters.

Semester 1 examines various literary elements, discussing them in the context of selected poems, short stories, plays, and novels. It teaches students how to determine the main idea and theme of a piece of literature, as well as discern the underlying, inferred meaning and tone

Semester 2 exposes students to novels and theater around the world. This course also emphasizes the application of critical reading skills by studying the works of a few major European authors and playwrights.

CREDITS:
1 Credit

PREREQUISITES:
English I: Grammar and Composition
English II: Introduction of Literature

STANDARDS:
This course is aligned to Common Core State Standards Initiative (CCSSI) standards, Florida Sunshine State Standards, and the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills Standards.

English III: World Literature

  • ENG 301: Pretest – World Literature
  • Diction, Tone, and Mood
  • Rhythm
  • Rhyme
  • Stanza and Verse
  • Imagery and Symbolism
  • Simile and Metaphor
  • Alliteration, Assonance, and Consonance
  • Analyzing and Interpreting Poetry
  • Setting
  • Plot
  • Characterization
  • Theme
  • Point of View
  • Literary Elements in a Short Story
  • Critical Reading Skills
  • “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • ENG 301: Test – World Literature

English III: World Literature

  • ENG 302: Pretest – World Literature
  • Novellas and Novels
  • Heart of Darkness
  • Characterization in Heart of Darkness
  • Symbolism and Themes in Heart of Darkness
  • Gulliver’s Travels: “A Voyage to Lilliput”
  • Gulliver’s Travels: “A Voyage to Brobdingnag”
  • Gulliver’s Travels: “Voyage to Laputa, Balnibarbi, Luggnagg, Glubbdubdrib, and Japan”
  • Gulliver’s Travels: “A Voyage to the Country of the Houyhnhnms”
  • History of Theater
  • Theater Around the World
  • No Exit
  • Endgame
  • Hedda Gabler Acts I and II
  • Hedda Gabler Acts III and IV
  • The Comedy of Errors Acts I-III
  • The Comedy of Errors Acts IV-V
  • ENG 302: Test – World Literature