English IV English IV

Gain an introduction to the rich tradition of British literature as you earn high school credit. In this innovative online course, you'll examine major works of fiction and drama from some of Britain's great authors and develop critical reading skills.

In four units, this course covers two major authors from the British tradition. In Units 1 and 2, you'll read Joseph Conrad's novel Heart of Darkness and examine the author's classic use of symbolism and his exploration of the themes of imperialism, society versus the self, and innocence versus goodness. Then, in Units 3 and 4, you'll turn to the drama with a study of Shakespeare's tragedy Othello, considering motivation, characterization, and the theme of love versus 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 III: British Literature and Composition, Semester 1, is a one-semester course, and can be completed in up to four weeks. Enroll in this convenient, affordable course, and start on your path toward completing your high school education.

Semester 1
$305 (USD)

Gain an introduction to British fiction and drama as you study key literary elements, such as symbolism and the theme of love versus duty, in Heart of Darkness and the tragedy Othello.

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

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Semester 2
$305 (USD)

Develop your critical reading skills as you explore the rich tradition of British literature through an examination of imagery in 1984 and the influence of Romanticism on Frankenstein.

Hours: 48 hours
Duration of Access: 4 weeks
Credit: 0.50
Credit Type: Carnegie Credit
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Semester 1
$305 (USD)
Semester 2
$305 (USD)

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Semester 1 Pretest - British Literature and Composition

Unit 1: Innocence vs. Experience: Heart of Darkness

  • What is Symbolism?
  • British and Belgian Colonialism in Africa
  • The Positives and Negatives of Imperialism
  • Heart of Darkness: Introduction
  • Heart of Darkness: Lightness and
  • Darkness
  • Heart of Darkness: Does Innocence Equals Goodness?
  • Unit 1 Test

Unit 2: Colonialism: Heart of Darkness

  • Heart of Darkness: Expectations vs. Reality
  • Heart of Darkness: Misinterpretation
  • Heart of Darkness: “The Hollow Men”
  • Heart of Darkness: Kurtz and Women
  • Heart of Darkness: Society vs. Self
  • Heart of Darkness: The Horrors of
  • Colonialism
  • Unit 2 Test

Unit 3: Characterization and Love: Othello

  • What is Love?
  • What is Tragedy?
  • Othello: Cultural Context
  • Othello: Introduction
  • Othello: Iago’s Motives
  • Language, Character, Love
  • Unit 3 Test

Unit 4: Drama and Tragedy: Othello

  • Othello: Love and Duty
  • Othello: Trust and Doubt
  • Othello: Consequences of Jealousy
  • How Can Duty Eclipse Love
  • Othello: Race and Love
  • Othello: The Trial
  • Unit 4 Test

Semester 1 Test - British Literature and Composition

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Semester 2 Pretest - British Literature and Composition

Unit 5: Conformity vs. Rebellion: 1984

  • Utopias/Dystopias
  • 1984: Book 1, Chapter 1
  • 1984: Book 1, Chapter 2
  • 1984: Book 1, Chapter 3
  • 1984: Book 1, Chapters 4 and 5
  • 1984: Chapters 6 and 7
  • Unit 5 Test

Unit 6: Imagery and Betrayal: 1984

  • 1984: Book 1, Chapter 8
  • 1984: Book 2, Chapters 1 and 2
  • 1984: Book 2, Chapters 5, 6, and 7
  • 1984: Book 2, Chapters 8, 9 and 10
  • 1984: Book 3, Chapters 1 and 2
  • 1984: Book 3, Chapters 3, 4, 5 and 6
  • Unit 5 Test

Unit 7: Romanticism: Frankenstein

  • Frankenstein: Introduction
  • Frankenstein: Changing Images
  • Frankenstein: Preface - Letters
  • Frankenstein: Chapters 1 and 2
  • Frankenstein: Chapters 3,4 and 5
  • Frankenstein: Chapters 6,7 and 8
  • Unit 6 Test

Unit 8: Theme and Characterization: Frankenstein

  • Frankenstein: Chapters 9 and 10
  • Frankenstein: Chapters 11 and 12
  • Frankenstein: Chapters 15, 16 and 17
  • Frankenstein: Chapters 18, 19 and 20
  • Frankenstein: Chapters 21, 22 and 23
  • Frankenstein: Chapter 24
  • Unit 7 Test
Semester 2 Test - British Literature and Composition

Semester 1 Price Details

Price Description: $305 (USD) self-support

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Semester 2 Price Details

Price Description: $305 (USD) self-support

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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.