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Culture Lit and the Arts

Course Numbers: 10682 (1.00)(H)
Type: HS
Area: English
Counted In GPA: 1
Count In Honor Roll: 1

Culture, Literature, and the Arts: In this course, students will study complex texts and artistic works to develop an understanding of the relationship between literature, the fine arts, and culture. Students will examine the cultural influences of major themes, issues, and topics throughout selected literary and artistic periods to gain an understanding of the complex relationship between reality and art in forming cultural identity. Emphasis will be on developing independent thinking, close reading skills, and developing sophistication in students’ writing. Students will read a variety of fiction and non-fiction including novels, plays, short stories, and poetry and will also include mediums from the five Burncoat art magnet disciplines: dance, theater, visual arts, media arts, and music. Writing skills will be practiced frequently and in multiple forms such as journal responses, expository and persuasive essays, as well as narratives and creative writing assignments. This honors-level course is designed for students in the Hanover Insurance Academy for the Arts. This course will also cover all of the ELA standards for Grade 10. As an honors level course, the content will be covered at an accelerated pace. Students will study topics at a deeper level and will be expected to complete more independent coursework and assignments.

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