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ABE 041 - High School English 3

5 Credits
High School English 3 develops skills to evaluate and analyze literature in terms of cultural, social, political, and historical contexts.  English 3 builds on students’ prior knowledge of language arts skills, with a focus on critical thinking, problem solving, and effective communication skills. Students read various styles of text and composition including literature, informational text, and media, in an effort to improve comprehension and analysis skills. Students improve critical thinking by responding to literature through writing. Students will engage in at least one fiction and one nonfiction independent book study per quarter. This course is equivalent to an 11th grade high school English class, and fulfills the requirement for one high school English credit.

Instructor Permission Required Yes

Quarters Typically Offered
Designed to Serve HS21+ students working to complete a high school diploma
Active Date 20200303T13:40:15

Grading System Decimal Grade
Continuous Enrollment Yes
Class Limit 30
Shared Learning Environment Yes
Contact Hours: Lecture 55
Total Contact Hours 55
Degree Distributions:
Course Outline

  • Critical approaches to the study of literature
  • Contemporary American Literature as social commentary
  • Elements of cultural context
  • Political and historical influences on contemporary literature
  • Shifts in time, style, and point of view
  • Developing the connection between writing and thinking
  • Consulting sources to enrich understanding

Student Learning Outcomes
Develop narrative, expository, research, argument, and persuasive writing

Create tone in writing through appropriate word choice and syntax

Analyze how graphics and visual images relate to written texts or serve as alternative forms of text themselves

Effectively use primary sources to support ideas and opinions

Demonstrate reflective learning skills by incorporating instructor and peer feedback

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