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…

  1. Read and discuss four literary types: short story, poetry, drama, and novel. 
  2. Analyze a story in terms of setting, characters, plot, and theme.
  3. Show an appreciation for authors, their works, and their ideas in accordance with Gospel values.
  4. Write descriptive, expository, narrative, and persuasive paragraphs with standard form, including grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and spelling.  
  5. Research and integrate basic information into writing assignments while documenting sources correctly in MLA style. 
  6. Read drama.  
  7. Access a variety of texts online. 
  8. Employ public speaking and presentation skills. 


By the completion of this course, students will know…

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

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