This unit focuses on multicultural literature and it examines nonfiction articles, memoir, poetry, and short story. We will begin the unit by exploring the concept of hyphenated American and explore the differing degrees of identity or assimilation to American culture. Students will be exposed to Latin American, Asian American, and African American literature. Authors include but are not limited to: Domingo Martinez, Sandra Cisneros, Zora Neale Hurston, Walter Dean Myers, Gish Jen, among others.

A continuation of ENG 101, with further study of the resources of the language through a critical analysis of imaginative forms of writing. Emphasis will be placed upon well-organized written composition, factually supported conclusions, and awareness of language variety. Effectiveness of expression and validity of judgment in writing are stressed. Genre reading will include narrative fiction, poetry and drama. Prerequisite: ENG 101 with a grade of C or better.  3.000 Credit hours 

The Advanced Placement in Language and Composition course is designed by the College Board to advance students' skills in critical reading and writing.  According to Board expectations, students become skilled readers of prose written in diverse rhetorical contexts.  They also evolve into writers who are skilled in composing prose for various reasons and in a variety of contexts.  The kind of reading and writing accomplished in the course make students aware of the relation among the writer's purpose, the reader's expectation, conventions of the genre, the author's content, and resources of language that contribute to effective writing.

Students who successfully complete the course, in addition to passing the rigorous AP exam administered on 11 May 2016, will achieve the following:

  • Strengthen the effectiveness of your writing through close reading and frequent practice at applying rhetorical strategies, analyzing information from source texts, and writing arguments
  • Become a critical reader of predominantly nonfiction works, including expository, argumentative, analytical, and personal texts from various authors and time periods