World Literature

live: $ 425

rec.: $ 375

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  • Curriculum
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This Class is CLOSED for the 2019-20 School Year.

Prerequisite: High School Writing Methods

NOTE: Due to the various translations of materials, students must have the exact versions of the books for this class as noted in the Curriculum Books section. This course involves the study of masterpieces of translated world literature from the Ancient World to the 20th century. Students will read, discuss and analyze novels, short stories, and poetry from eight different countries, representing a varied collection of authors and settings. Throughout the course, students will learn about the different historical and cultural nuances that influenced the writers and their works. Students will spend time engaged in dialogue, both in discussion and written reflection, about the literature. Through creative and expository exercises students will gain a deeper knowledge of the human condition and how we all share a common thread, regardless of our cultural differences.

Weekly assignments support the reading and discussion for this class and the teacher is available during live office hours and by email to assist students. Assignments are graded and students receive a mid-term report as well as a year-end course credit report. Students may take this class for Honors credit. The Honors option costs an additional $25 per class. Be sure to check Honors on the registration form.

  • Books / Textbooks
    • The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
    • Metamorphosis (free online copy) by Franz Kafka
    • Persepolis: the Story of a Childhood (graphic novel version) by Marjane Satrapi
    • The Inferno by Dante Alighieri
    • Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton
    • Great Short Works of Leo Tolstoy (the stories are also available free online, if desired) by Leo Tolstoy
  • Other Materials
    • No other materials required