English

Course Descriptions

BARD001 English 9: Literature of the Americas I
BARD002 English 9: Literature of the Americas II

This two-semester sequence, organized by genre, covers essays, poetry, classic novels, dramas and short stories from the Americas. Students learn how to construct thesis-centered analytical essays in response to a variety of literary genres. In so doing, they learn how to present and interpret quotes, and to articulate the larger significance of the quotes to the text; how to organize their ideas in a clear, logical and coherent sequence; and how to revise and edit their essays in order to clarify and deepen their arguments and ideas, and to do so in appropriate style, diction, and voice. Students will learn how to generate deeper and more complex responses to texts by engaging in a variety of informal writing routines and seminar-style discussions.

BARD003 English 10: World Literature I
BARD004 English 10: World Literature II

This two-semester sequence, organized regionally, covers essays, poetry, classic novels, dramas and short stories from Europe, China and its East Asian environs, regions within Africa, and other selected areas. Students build on their work from English 9, by constructing thesis-centered analytical essays in response to a variety of literary genres, while reflecting regional divergences and confluences. Students expand their skills in presenting and interpret quotes, and to articulate the larger significance of the quotes to the text; organizing their ideas in a clear, logical and coherent sequence; and revising and editing their essays in order to clarify and deepen their arguments and ideas in appropriate style, diction, and voice. Students will generate deeper and more complex responses to texts by engaging in a variety of informal writing routines and seminar-style discussions.