Senior 3 - English Language Arts

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Senior 3 is an engaging, enlightening, and entertaining introduction to the classics of English literature and the history of ideas that is designed to broaden students’ intellectual horizons, expand their cultural and historical knowledge base, and prepare them for higher-level studies in the humanities. Travelling on an exciting journey from the Middle Ages to the mid-twentieth century, students will get to know such canonical authors as Marie de France, the Gawain Poet, John Gower, Geoffrey Chaucer, Christopher Marlowe, William Shakespeare, Aemilia Lanyer, John Donne, John Milton, Edmund Waller, Jonathan Swift, Alexander Pope, Samuel Johnson, Thomas Gray, William Blake, Lord Byron, John Keats, Edgar Allan Poe, Alfred Lord Tennyson, Robert Browning, Lewis Carroll, Rudyard Kipling, W. B. Yeats, Virginia Woolf, T. S. Eliot, and James Joyce! 

Students will practice the critical thinking, reading, and writing skills necessary to:

  • Improve their high-school grades
  • Produce outstanding high-school essays
  • Engage in advanced intellectual discussion and debate
  • Think across paradigms as well as approach intellectual questions in an interdisciplinary manner

Senior 3 focuses on the four key components of all our English Language Arts courses:

  • Building sophisticated vocabularies
  • Improving grammar skills
  • Improving reading comprehension and critical/analytical skills
  • Improving critical/analytical writing skills
Course Structure:

The Senior 3 year is separated into historical blocks corresponding with literary periods:

  • The Middle English Period (c. 1200-1500)
  • The Early Modern Period (c. 1500-1680)
  • The Enlightenment (c. 1680-1789)
  • The Romantic Era (c. 1789-1832)
  • The Victorian Era (c. 1832-1901)
  • Modernism (c. 1914-1945)
Course Evaluation:

Students will be evaluated on:

  • Vocabulary quizzes
  • Grammar activities
  • Writing assignments
  • Mid-term and final exams

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