AP English Literature and Criticism
The AP English Literature course develops students' abilities to carefully read and thoughtfully analyze works of imaginative literature. Students will read across genres and historical periods, encountering works of poetry, short and long fiction, drama, and nonfiction from the 16th century to contemporary works. By investigating examples of figurative language, detail, and historical contexts, the course encourages exploration of broad questions about literary structure, style, and themes. Developing their skills as writers alongside their skills as readers, students will be prepared to take the Advanced Placement English Literature and Criticism exam in May.