“The LORD is with me” – Psalm 118:6

English I – ENG1001
Grade Level: 9
Full Year Course: 1.0 Credit
Prerequisites: None
Course Description: This course will cover literature as it applies to short stories, poetry, drama, and novels. Correct English grammar and usage will be the basis for all written work, including essays and a research paper. Students will also reflect on their own original written and oral communications as they relate to God’s purpose for them as His creation.

English II – ENG1002
Grade Level: 10
Full Year Course: 1.0 Credit
Prerequisites: English I
Course Description: The English language will be viewed as an instrumental gift of God, to be used always to God’s glory. God has revealed Himself to us through the language of the Holy Scriptures, and it is this language, the Word of God, that He has used to bring us to faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. Students will study and learn English grammar from a variety of sources. They will also read and study two novels, several short stories, magazine articles, a modern play, and a Shakespearean play. They will also learn to write basic compositions, most importantly various essays and a research paper.


 

Junior/Senior Electives:
Students must take two credits of English during their Junior and Senior years. Each year a student must take one writing focused course and one literature focused course. During the Senior year, AP Literature and Composition may be substituted for the two semester electives.

American Literature – ENG1007
Focus: Literature
One Semester Course: 0.5 Credit
Prerequisites: English I & II
Course Description: The student will examine a broad overview of American Literature and discuss the history, effects, and building blocks of the literature. Reading materials include Native American Literature, The Scarlet Letter, and short stories from the American Renaissance, Transcendentalist, Civil War, Modern, and Postmodern Eras.

Argument & Debate – ENG1026
Focus: Writing
One Semester Course: 0.5 Credit
Prerequisites: English I & II
Course Description: This course aims to discuss three topics – verbal debate, written arguments, and the ethics behind making formal and informal arguments. Students will discuss the mechanics of a debate, choose topics, and debate them in class. Students will examine the basics of ethics – the underlying concepts of right and wrong – as they debate and argue. Finally, students examine the building of a written argument, writing several thesis-driven essays.

British Literature – ENG1008
One Semester Course:
0.5 Credit
Prerequisites: English I & II
Course Description: To provide opportunities to experience and discuss great works of British Literature through the eyes of a Christian, while making applications to the lives of readers today, as well as grow in experience through different styles of original writing.

Film & Drama – ENG1029
Focus:
Literature
One Semester Course: 
0.5 Credit
Prerequisites: 
English I & II
Course Description:
Film and Drama seeks to understand stories that are told through acting. This course does not teach acting or dramatic arts, rather, seeks to read and view the classic and modern canon of the performing arts. Students will discuss the ways authors create and build characters, their relationships, and their problems when the text is meant to be performed rather than read. Students will also focus on the ways stories can be told through the medium of film, examining its history, and how acting and cinematography can combine to increase our understanding of a story.

Literary Criticism – ENG1032
Focus: Writing
One Semester Course: 0.5 Credit
Prerequisites: English I & II
Course Description: Literary Criticism focuses on how culture and literature collide. This class will use different cultural, historical, and sociological movements to examine literature in the context of its writing as well as the context of a modern reader.

Modernism & Postmodernism – ENG1028
Focus:
Literature
One Semester Course: 
0.5 Credit
Prerequisites:
 English I & II
Course Description: 
To analyze the major ideas of the modern and postmodern movements through stories, poetry, art, and film and discuss the effects of these movements on today’s culture in an ever changing world drifting away from the message of the Scriptures.

Mythology & Early Authors – ENG1030
Focus: Literature
One Semester Course: 0.5 Credit
Prerequisites: English I & II
Course Description: One of the most ancient forms of storytelling is to recreate it from memory. This course will look at the history of live storytelling, from the pagan rites of ancient Greece to Renaissance drama and current live storytelling – both onstage and onscreen. Students will discuss the reasons people perform and become characters, discover techniques used by authors and directors to bring characters to life, and examine the impact these two genres have on our culture today.

Speech – ENG1005
Focus: Writing
One Semester: 0.5 Credit
Prerequisites: English I & II
Course Description: Speech is an elective course designed to offer students aid in the writing and presentation of a variety of different types of speeches. Types of speeches include short stories, extemporaneous, persuasive, demonstrative, informational, and informal.

Videography – ENG1027
Focus: Writing
One Semester Course: 0.5 Credit
Prerequisites: English I & II
Course Description: Videography uses modern technology to tell a story. Students will write, direct, produce, and edit their own films. Students will learn to use different camera angles, lighting, and other effects to increase dramatic effect and use Adobe Premier to piece together their films.

World Literature – ENG1013
Focus:
Literature
One Semester Course:
 0.5 Credit
Prerequisites: 
English I & II
Course Description: 
World Literature focuses on a broad variety of literature from different countries and cultures from the 19th, 20th, and 21st Centuries. This course aims to use literature to examine the cultures, family styles, movements, and identities from those around the world.

Advanced Placement Literature and Composition – ENG2002
Grade Level: 12
Full Year Course: 1.0 Credit
Prerequisites: English I, II, III, and consent of Instructor
Course Description: AP English Literature and Composition will provide the student with a learning experience that is equivalent to that of a college under grad introduction to literature course. Since all language and literature stems from the miraculous gifts of our Lord and Savior, students may expect the consistent instruction and application of the Word of God in this course as well as the viewing of all language choice, style and content through the Lutheran lens. Students will actively and critically read texts from around the world and throughout time, though focusing our efforts in 16h century to contemporary literature, as we seek to understand and interpret personal, cultural, regional and philosophical attempts to answer the great questions of life, including: who am I? why am I here? and where am I going? Students will study novels, plays, poetry and short fiction as they develop their reading and writing skills, as well as their ability to speak about literature and writing. Students will explore the author’s craft, identifying, discussing and writing about style, structure and them. In addition the class offers students a myriad of formal and informal, timed and non-timed writing opportunities, including response, interpretation and analysis. Vocabulary, literary term and literary criticism study is important.