English II: Introduction to Literature

DESCRIPTION:
This course provides an introduction to literature. The course is presented in two semesters.

Semester 1 introduces students to different types of figurative language encountered when reading literature.

Semester 2 discusses and explains elements of various types of literature, information and media literacy, and desktop publishing, as it applies to creating and producing brochures. This course explores a variety of career writing applications, such as print and nonprint media, mass and social media, technical writing, and journalism.

CREDITS:
1 Credit

PREREQUISITES:
English I: Grammar and Composition

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

English II Semester 1

ENG 201: Pretest - Introduction to Literature
Denotation and Connotation
Literal and Figurative Language
Hyperbole and Onomatopoeia
Oxymoron
Personification and Anthropomorphism
Irony
Parallelism and Paradox
Symbols and Symbolism
Technical Writing 
Journalism
Plays
Short Story
Novel
History of Poetry
Limericks and Haiku
Allegories, Fables, and Fairy Tales
ENG 201: Test - Introduction to Literature

English II Semester 2

ENG 202: Pretest - Introduction to Literature
Epic Poetry
Lyric Poetry
Dramatic Poetry
Tragedy
Comedy
Parody
Satire
Reading Prose
Information and Media Literacy
Visual Components
Creating an Informative Document
Online Research
Mass and Social Media
Evaluating Print Media
Evaluating Nonprint Media
Creating a Brochure
ENG 202: Test - Introduction to Literature

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