Prerequisites: AP Language and Composition
Grade Level: 12
AP Literature and Composition “engages students in the careful reading and critical analysis of imaginative literature. Through the close reading of selected texts, students deepen their understanding of the ways authors use language to provide both meaning and pleasure for their readers. As they read, students consider a work’s structure, style, and themes as well as such smaller-scale elements as figurative language, imagery, symbolism, and tone.” This course is writing intensive; writing is an integral part of the AP English Literature and Composition course and exam. Students may receive college credit by qualifying on an examination administered by the College Board.