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American Literature

This competency-based course is designed to provide a balanced language arts experience centered on recurrent themes and genres in modern literature. The main emphasis of this course will be analyzing and interpreting works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry and drama for the recognition of theme, symbolism, tone and historical connection. Incorporated into this course will be vocabulary enrichment and listening and speaking skills, as well as a variety of writing activities including narrative and expository essays, with a focus on essays in response to literature that demonstrate research, organization and drafting strategies. The competencies in this course are aligned with the English-Language Arts Content Standards for California Public Schools. This course has been approved to satisfy the “b” (English subject area of the UC/CSU “a-g” requirements for freshman admission. The NCAA has approved this course for use in establishing the initial eligibility certification status of student athletes from schools in the Division.



  1. A minimum reading level of 9.0 as measured by the TABE D7/8 reading comprehension test
  2. Writing fluency at an English 4 placement level, determined by a student writing sample and evaluated by the receiving English instructor
  3. Mastery of the competencies of English 4 (23-10-74)
  4. Recommendation of an instructor and/or a counselor