English Department

The study of English includes the development and application of: speaking and listening, reading and writing, viewing and communicating skills. The primary purpose of the English program is to develop students who demonstrate high levels of proficiency and fluency in these interdependent components. Moreover, the English program provides meaningful and challenging opportunities for students to become reflective, critical, and analytical thinkers.

Four credits in English are required. All students must complete one credit in American Experience (note that Introduction to College English meets the American Experience requirement) and one credit in World Literature (note that British Literature and Advanced Placement English meet the World Literature requirement). The course selections prepare students to enter college, pursue other formal education, or seek employment directly after high school. Levels of courses differ in pace, manner of presentation, and some content. Additional credits towards graduation may be taken in electives.