222 English II

2 semesters, 1 credit

Required for sophomores not taking 225 Advanced English II

This course presents a survey of various literary genres, including drama, short stories, poetry, novels, and nonfiction. Writing assignments and projects stem from the literature and vary in length and focus. Grammar is reviewed, and proofreading skills are taught.


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

  1. Write effective compositions, using the writing process.
  2. Demonstrate proper grammar, usage, and mechanics in writing.
  3. Read a variety of literary genres, including short stories, nonfiction, drama, and novels.
  4. Identify elements of literature.
  5. Analyze literature focusing on theme, symbolism, and meaning.
  6. Show an appreciation for authors and their works.


By the completion of this course, students will know…

  1. Literary terms and devices
  2. The writing process 
  3. The grammar and mechanics of writing 
  4. Vocabulary

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