English 2: Introduction to Literature

DESCRIPTION:

This course provides an introduction to literature. The course is presented in two semesters.

Semester 1 introduces students to different types of figurative language encountered when reading literature.

Semester 2 discusses and explains elements of various types of literature, information and media literacy, and desktop publishing, as it applies to creating and producing brochures. This course explores a variety of career writing applications, such as print and nonprint media, mass and social media, technical writing, and journalism.

CREDITS:

1 Credit

PREREQUISITES:

English 1: Grammar and Composition

STANDARDS:

This course is aligned to the Common Core State Standards Initiative (CCSSI) standards, Florida Sunshine State Standards, and the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills Standards.

English 2: Introduction to Literature Semester 1

  • ENG 201: Pretest – Introduction to Literature
  • Denotation and Connotation
  • Literal and Figurative Language
  • Hyperbole and Onomatopoeia
  • Oxymoron
  • Personification and Anthropomorphism
  • Irony
  • Parallelism and Paradox
  • Symbols and Symbolism
  • Technical Writing
  • Journalism
  • Plays
  • Short Story
  • Novel
  • History of Poetry
  • Limericks and Haiku
  • Allegories, Fables, and Fairy Tales
  • ENG 201: Test – Introduction to Literature

English 2: Introduction to Literature Semester 2

  • ENG 202: Pretest – Introduction to Literature
  • Epic Poetry
  • Lyric Poetry
  • Dramatic Poetry
  • Tragedy
  • Comedy
  • Parody
  • Satire
  • Reading Prose
  • Information and Media Literacy
  • Visual Components
  • Creating an Informative Document
  • Online Research
  • Mass and Social Media
  • Evaluating Print Media
  • Evaluating Nonprint Media
  • Creating a Brochure
  • ENG 202: Test – Introduction to Literature