212 English I
2 semesters, 1 credit
Required for freshmen not taking 215 Advanced English I
English I focuses on reading and analyzing the four literary types: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama. Several literary works are studied. Grammar is reviewed, limited research is introduced, and the writing process is taught. There will be a focus on written expression in the form of paragraphs.
By the completion of this course, students will be able to…
- Read and discuss four literary types: short story, poetry, drama, and novel.
- Analyze a story in terms of setting, characters, plot, and theme.
- Show an appreciation for authors, their works, and their ideas in accordance with Gospel values.
- Write descriptive, expository, narrative, and persuasive paragraphs with standard form, including grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and spelling.
- Research and integrate basic information into writing assignments while documenting sources correctly in MLA style.
- Read drama.
- Access a variety of texts online.
- Employ public speaking and presentation skills.
By the completion of this course, students will know…
- The basic plot, setting, and theme of several short stories and a novel.
- How to write expository, descriptive, narrative, and argumentative paragraphs.
- Standard grammar and usage.
This curriculum last reviewed on January 27, 2021, by the English Department.