215 Advanced English I

2 semesters, 1 credit


Required for freshmen not taking 212 English I

Prerequisite: Recommendation of counselors

This course focuses in-depth on the major literary types: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, and novel. Grammar is reviewed, and paragraph and essay writing are developed. Several classic literary works and mythology are studied. More extensive research is introduced.


By the completion of this course, students will be able to…

  1. Read and discuss the four literary types: short story, poetry, drama, and novel. 
  2. Analyze a story in terms of setting, characters, plot, and theme. 
  3. Write descriptive, expository, narrative, and persuasive paragraphs with standard form, including proper grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and spelling.
  4. Research and integrate basic information into their writing while documenting sources correctly, in MLA style, when asked to do so.
  5. Orally present information.
  6. Use the five-paragraph essay format for a variety of writing assignments.


By the completion of this course, students will know…

  1. The basic plot, setting, and theme of several short stories 
  2. How to write expository, descriptive, narrative, and argumentative essays 
  3. Standard grammar and usage 

This curriculum last updated on January 27, 2021, by the English Department.