Course Outline 2011-13 (HL)

Part 1: Works in Translation

Sophocles, Antigone 

Confucius, Analects (HL only)

Yu Hua, To Live

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

Part 2: Detailed Study

Shakespeare, Hamlet 

John Keats, selected poems (HL only)

Thomas Hardy, Tess of the D’Urbervilles 

Part 2 Assessment: 10-minute oral commentary (IOC) on the style and content of a passage from one of these works. HL: IOC is on poetry, followed by a 10-minute discussion of one of the other two works.

Part 3: Literary Genres

Conrad, Heart of Darkness

Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse

Henry James, The Turn of the Screw

Morrison, Beloved (HL only)

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

Part 4: Options

Amy Tan, Joy Luck Club

Homer, The Odyssey

Thoreau, “On Civil Disobedience”

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

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


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