Classic Literature of the Western World
This course is designed for juniors and seniors who have completed both AP Language and AP Literature, although some students may be concurrently enrolled in AP Literature. Students explore the foundations of Western thought and literature, which encompasses important works from 2500 B.C. through the present. Historical context and cultural traditions serve as guides for study. Students study Joseph Campbell's monomyth as a guide to understanding the hero within us all.
Prerequisites: Successful completion of AP Language and AP Literature.
Required summer reading: All students taking Classic Literature must complete the summer reading assignment before the first day of school. The assignment can be found on the Collegiate Academy website.