World Literature

Humanities | English
English Elective
Grade: 11-12
Credits: 1

World Literature gives students an opportunity to expand their global cultural awareness by examining literary perspectives and traditions through the work of non-American writers. This provides opportunities for dynamic discussion and a deeper understanding of other cultures. We will explore questions such as: How does where we come from impact who we are or who we become? What is the relationship between one’s personal experience and one’s cultural perspective? How does literature reflect the culture? Students may read Achebe’s Things Fall Apart, Hosseini’s A Thousand Splendid Suns, Lahiri’s The Namesake, and Nazario’s Enrique’s Journey, as well as other works. Writing assignments will include informational pieces, narratives, journal entries, poetry, and smaller responses. In addition, students will use research to create projects that complement the writing process.


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