English I English I

Earn high school credit as you complete an English literature course requirement—all while you study fiction and drama at your own pace. This innovative online course offers integrated educational experiences in the language arts strands of reading, writing, listening, viewing, speaking, language, and literature.

Over the course of four units, you'll examine key themes and techniques in literature and master critical reading skills. In Units 1 and 2, you'll gain an introduction to literature and examine the novel The House on Mango Street. Through this classic work of fiction, you'll explore how style contributes to meaning and take a closer look at the use of language. In Units 3 and 4, you'll study the genre of drama and explore a key example, William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. As you study, you'll understand how works of fiction and drama like these illuminate such themes as family and civic duty.

Since the course is presented online, you can study wherever and whenever you want as you work at your own pace. You'll also benefit from the support of a dedicated and experienced instructor who will guide your learning throughout the course. It's a great solution for anyone who needs to complete this English requirement for high school graduation.

This course is offered through Career Online High School, a division of Smart Horizons Career Online High School, and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). English I: Survey of Literature, Semester 1, is a one-semester course, and can be completed in up to four weeks. You can continue your English education with the next offering in this series, English I: Survey of Literature, Semester 2. Enroll in this convenient, affordable course, and start on your path toward completing your high school education.

Semester 1
$299 (USD)

Gain integrated educational experiences in language arts as you focus on critical reading skills and examine how style creates meaning in fiction and drama.

Hours: 48 hours
Duration of Access: 4 weeks
Credit: 0.50
Credit Type: Carnegie Credit
Open Enrollment

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Semester 2
$299 (USD)

Pursue high school credit in English as you explore language, meaning, symbol, and allegory in two major literary works.

Hours: 48 hours
Duration of Access: 4 weeks
Credit: 0.50
Credit Type: Carnegie Credit
Open Enrollment

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Semester 1
$299 (USD)
Semester 2
$299 (USD)

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English I: Survey of Literature

SEMESTER 1

Semester 1 Pretest: Survey of Literature

Unit 1: The House on Mango Street: Identity and Culture

·         Introduction to Literature

·         Exploration of Family

·         The House on Mango Street: Background

·         The House on Mango Street: Part 1

·         The House on Mango Street: Part 1 Cont’d

·         The House on Mango Street: Part 2

·         Unit 1 Test

Unit 2: The House on Mango Street: How Style Contributes to Meaning

·         The House on Mango Street: Part 3

·         The House on Mango Street: Analysis of the Protagonist

·         Taking a Closer Look at Language: Part 1

·         Taking a Closer Look at Language: Part 2

·         Taking a Closer Look at Language: Part 3

·         Creative Writing

·         Unit 2 Test

Unit 3: Evaluating Texts and Critical Reading Strategies/Drama and Elizabethan Theater

·         Civic Virtue

·         Introduction to Fiction

·         Introduction to Exploring Language in Literature: Part 2

·         Basics of Drama

·         Elizabethan Theater

·         Introduction to Romeo and Juliet

·         Unit 3 Test

Unit 4: Romeo and Juliet

Semester 1 Test - Survey of Literature

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English I: Survey of Literature

SEMESTER 2

           Semester 2 Pretest: Survey of Literature

Unit 5: Anthem: The Human Experience

  • Voices of Rebels and Conformists
  • Anthem: Foreword and Chapter 1
  • Anthem: Chapters II and III
  • Anthem: Chapters IV, V, and VI
  • Anthem: Chapters VII and VIII
  • Anthem: Chapters IX and X

·         Unit 5 Test

Unit 6: Anthem: The Individual and Society

  • Anthem: Chapters XI and XII
  • Language and Word Choice
  • Balance of Individuality and Conformity
  • Our World Today
  • Final Reflection
  • Introduction to Allegory
  • Unit 6 Test

Unit 7: The Alchemist: Legends

  • Theme: Questions and Answers
  • Setting and Symbol
  • The Alchemist: 5-27
  • The Alchemist: 27-49
  • The Alchemist: 53-72
  • The Alchemist: 73-93
  • Unit 7 Test

Unit 8: The Alchemist: Questions and Answers

  • The Alchemist: 94-122
  • The Alchemist: 123-144
  • The Alchemist: 145-167
  • The Alchemist: Epilogue – Personal Legend
  • Setting: The Big Questions
  • Reflection
  • Unit 8 Test

Semester 2 Test - Survey of Literature

Semester 1 Price Details

Price Description: $299 (USD)

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Semester 2 Price Details

Price Description: $299 (USD)

Special Description:

Flexible:
Online courses are available anytime, anywhere.
  Affordable:
Classes start at only $299 (USD) per semester course.
  Accredited:
Nationally Accredited.
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  Convenient:
Work at your own pace on your own schedule.