Course Outline 2012-14 (SL)

Part 1: Works in Translation

Sophocles, Antigone 

Ibsen, Ghosts

Part 1 Assessment: 1 essay, 1200-1500 words long, plus a 300-400 word “reflective statement”. 25%

Part 2: Detailed Study

Shaw, Arms & the Man

Langston Hughes, selected poems

Part 2 Assessment: 10-minute oral commentary (IOC) on the style and content of a passage from one of these works. 15%

Part 3: Literary Genres

Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five

Achebe, Things Fall Apart

Kate Chopin, The Awakening

Part 3 Assessment: Essay, Paper 2 of May examination. 25%

Part 4: Options

Amy Tan, Joy Luck Club

Homer, The Odyssey

Orwell, selected non-fiction

Part 4 Assessment: 10-15 minute individual oral presentation (IOP). 15%

Other Assessment: Written commentary on a previously unseen passage (Paper 1 of May examination). 20%

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