2021-2022 English Course Offerings

English III (Juniors)
The main objective of this class is for students to get a complete experience in literature, writing, research and public speaking based on the Ohio Learning Standards for ELA. Students will work together and individually to gain a better understanding of the different types of literature. In addition, students will be writing essays (both formal and personal), creating class presentations and other projects, reviewing grammar and punctuation rules, and increasing their vocabulary.

Honors English III (Juniors)
Honors English III is a course designed to help students prepare for college through a heavy emphasis on reading, writing, literary analysis and research based on the Ohio Learning Standards for ELA. Because of the strong focus on reading and writing skills within the curriculum, students must have a B average in English and the recommendation of homeschool counselor.

English IV (Seniors)
This course focuses on the twelfth grade Ohio Learning Standards for ELA, using them to promote student literacy and critical thinking. This class focuses on literacy in the traditional sense of reading a variety of texts across genres, while still focusing on new and emerging sources and media. In addition, there is an emphasis on writing in all of its forms, refining voice by producing everything from research papers to poems and short stories, with special focus placed on the grammar and usage conventions of these forms.

Honors English IV (Seniors)
This course is designed to prepare students for college and careers through the use of reading, writing, listening, and speaking.  Students will read different genres of literature and write about and/or respond to what has been read.  Students will also listen and learn speech through class lectures and discussion and view course related videos and presentations.  Seniors who did not have Honors III will be expected to have earned five combined points in English end-of-course state tests before being admitted into course.

ENG207 - Film and Literature(College Credit Plus - Juniors)
This is an Easter Gateway Community College course. According to EGCCC, “This course will examine the various and complex relationships between literature and film. The language of film, the ways film has and does borrow from literature, and the criteria for artistic merit of a film will be studied. This course may require participation in activities and events outside the classroom that relate to the course outcomes. 

American Literature and Diversity- YSU English 2618 (College Credit Plus - Seniors)
This course is designed to introduce students to writers and works in relation to the diversity of American culture, politics, lifestyles, and social movements. The aim of this course is to help students see that American literature represents American culture in all of its diverse forms, including class, race, and ethnicity. Upon successful completion, students will be able to discuss a wide-ranging body of knowledge about cultural difference through multiple American literary genres, learn tools, strategies, and skills to interpret literary texts, and assess cultural conflicts among minority and majority cultures in the United States by analyzing values, priorities, expectations, more, and rules. An equally important goal is to have fun with the readings, to allow students to enjoy reading.

Writing I: Kent State University 11011 (College Credit Plus - Juniors & Seniors)
College Writing I (English 11011) is the required first writing course for the majority of students who attend a college or university. The course is designed to prepare students for the writing they will do at the university and in their professional lives. Students will gain increased confidence and develop complementary writing and critical thinking skills necessary to succeed at a university and in life. Other goals include learning the difference between paraphrasing and critical analysis; narrowing a topic and creating a thesis and argument; organizing information and weighing evidence; correcting grammar and usage through the use of handbooks and editing; and integrating and citing outside sources within a research paper. 

Writing II: Kent State University 21011 (College Credit Plus - Seniors)
College Writing II, (English 21011) is described in the Kent State University Dept. of English A Guide to College Writing I and II as a course that “provides a continuation of college-level writing instruction and experiences, with emphasis on research and inquiry, culminating in a lengthy written and/or multimodal project.” This course is designed to build upon what students learned in Writing I, as well as advance students’ skills in research analysis. Students enrolled in this course will write approximately 20 pages of formal writing, as well as a number of informal writings. The culminating assignment of the semester is a 12-page research paper that explores a current issue in the student’s field of study. *Prerequisite: Completion of KSU Writing I 11011 OR YSU Composition 1550 with a C or better.