English Department

Honors English I - 211

Accelerated study of grammar followed by an in-depth study of genres of literature, with focus on Lee's TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD & Tennyson's IDYLLS OF THE KING. Minimum of 10 paragraphs; emphasis on vocabulary. Outside reading program.

Teachers:

Mr. Shawn P. Kelly

Mr. Shawn P. Kelly

Mr. John R. Ranson

Mr. John R. Ranson


English I - 212

In addition to a study of vocabulary skills, students review grammar and usage during the first semester, followed by a study of the various genres of literature, with focus on JULIUS CAESAR. Emphasis on paragraph writing and outside reading.

Teachers:

Br. Michael Fugger

Br. Michael Fugger

Mr. John R. Ranson

Mr. John R. Ranson

Mr. Collin Welsh

Mr. Collin Welsh


Directed Studies I - 214

Students will be assessed for current reading skills. Results will be used to place each student in a curriculum designed to improve his reading skills in fiction and non-fiction. Course includes development of high school study skills.

Teachers:

Dr. T. Durant Fleming

Dr. T. Durant Fleming

Mr. Thomas Nolan McDaniel

Mr. Thomas Nolan McDaniel


English I - 219

Basic overview of grammar and usage, followed by study of genres of literature, along with an outside reading program. Introduction to paragraph writing, as well as attention to spelling and vocabulary skills. Minimum of ten papers.

Teachers:

Br. Michael Fugger

Br. Michael Fugger


Honors English II - 221

Major emphasis on the chronological growth and development of American literature (with attention to works outside the text), step-by-step development of writing skills, introduction to research, and development of vocabulary skills. Minimum of 12 papers

Teachers:

Mr. Shawn P. Kelly

Mr. Shawn P. Kelly

Mr. Collin Welsh

Mr. Collin Welsh


English II - 222

Chronological growth and development of American literature, review of grammar and usage, ongoing vocabulary development, and concentration on the development of longer papers, with an introduction to research. Minimum of twelve papers.

Teachers:

Mr. Brandon J. Pearce

Mr. Brandon J. Pearce

Mr. Timothy R. Neuman

Mr. Timothy R. Neuman


Directed Studies II - 224

Focus is on further development of high school study skills. English teachers and Directed Studies II teachers will collaborate to facilitate application of study skills to assignments in English.

Teachers:

Dr. T. Durant Fleming

Dr. T. Durant Fleming

Mr. Thomas Nolan McDaniel

Mr. Thomas Nolan McDaniel


English II - 229

Chronological growth and development of American literature, more concentrated review of grammar and usage, ongoing vocabulary development, and concentration on the development of papers, with an introduction to research. Minimum of twelve papers.

Teachers:

Mr. Brandon J. Pearce

Mr. Brandon J. Pearce


Honors English III - 231

Chronological growth & development of British literature (with attention to works outside the text), vocabulary development, & concentration on development of longer papers, with an introduction to the thesis. Minimum of twelve major writing assignments.

Teachers:

Mrs. Lindsey H. Neuman

Mrs. Lindsey H. Neuman

Mr. Joseph D. McFatridge

Mr. Joseph D. McFatridge


English III - 232

Chronological growth and development of British literature, ongoing vocabulary development, and concentration on the development of longer papers, with an introduction to the thesis. Minimum of twelve major writing assignments.

Teachers:

Mrs. Lindsey H. Neuman

Mrs. Lindsey H. Neuman

Mrs. Cathlyn C. Tsirgiotis

Mrs. Cathlyn C. Tsirgiotis

Mr. Thomas Nolan McDaniel

Mr. Thomas Nolan McDaniel

Br. David E. Poos FSC

Br. David E. Poos FSC

Mr. Joseph D. McFatridge

Mr. Joseph D. McFatridge


English III - 239

Chronological growth and development of British literature, ongoing vocabulary development, and concentration on the development of longer papers, with an introduction to the thesis. Minimum of twelve major writing assignments.

Teachers:

Br. David E. Poos FSC

Br. David E. Poos FSC


AP English - 241

Historical development of literature by genre, focusing on the short story, poetry, novel, and drama. All phases require much reading and in-depth analytical themes, often involving library research. Ongoing study of vocabulary and outside reading.

Teachers:

Mr. James L. Brummer

Mr. James L. Brummer


English IV - 242

Concentration on major themes in World Literature, with attention given to all genres. Ongoing vocabulary study and outside reading. Minimum requirement of eighteen compositions, familiarizing students with both expository and creative writing.

Teachers:

Mr. Timothy R. Neuman

Mr. Timothy R. Neuman

Mr. Adam Nicholas Pankewycz

Mr. Adam Nicholas Pankewycz


Honors English IV - 244

Seminar-based approach to the study of World Literature with class discussion and writing across a wide variety of genres. In depth reading of short stories, poems, novels, and plays. Greater attention to the nuances of language distinguish this course.

Teachers:

Mrs. Cathlyn C. Tsirgiotis

Mrs. Cathlyn C. Tsirgiotis


English IV - 249

Concentration on major themes in World Literature, with attention given to all genres. Ongoing vocabulary study and outside reading. Minimum requirement of eighteen compositions, familiarizing students with both expository and creative writing.

Teachers:

Br. Joel McGraw

Br. Joel McGraw


Journalism - 251

Introduction to journalistic-style writing, editing, layout, photography and the business side of the field. Emphasis on ethics, fairness and good judgment. History of mass communication, perspective on the field today, and trends are also explored.

Teachers:

Mr. John R. Ranson

Mr. John R. Ranson