AP English IV Literature and Composition (Period 7)

Course Description

English IV Advanced Placement begins with an intensive review of literary terms and rhetorical skills introduced in AP English III, as well as a thorough overview of the various forms, styles, and periods of literature. Throughout the course, students will be exposed to various fictional and creative texts (novels, poetry, dramas, short stores, etc.), primarily from Europe, which they will be expected to analyze and discuss thoroughly, through both objective and subjective inquiry. At the end of the year, successful students will be able to interpret an unfamiliar piece of fiction perceptively, write cogent essays in a timed writing situation, and use higher-level verbal reasoning skills. The academic rigor of this course and the vertical alignment of all Pre-AP courses help to prepare students for Advanced Placement exams that result in college credit by earning a qualifying score.