All English/Language Arts courses are:
  • Open to juniors and seniors attending Eastland-Fairfield, unless otherwise noted
  • Awarded one semester in length (non-CCP courses are 0.5 high school credits)
Literature as a Reflection of Society 11-12 (105)
* required for juniors unless in CCP
The objective of this course is to examine literature, especially American literature, as it reflects society at the time it was written as well as the impact in our modern society. Students will focus on growth in reading, writing, listening, viewing, speaking, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills. Students will study an American play and analyze the rhetorical devices used in US foundational documents and famous speeches. Written communication will focus on narrative writing as well as writing for other purposes. Students will follow the research process and use standard citation format.

Humanities through Literature 11-12 (106)
* required for juniors unless in CCP 
The objective of this course is to examine literature, especially British literature, as it reflects its society. In the course, students will expand their knowledge in reading, writing, listening, speaking, viewing, critical thinking, and problem-solving. Students will study a play by Shakespeare, practice research skills, and practice research writing following a standard citation
format. In addition, students will practice argumentative writing as well as writing for other purposes.

Mythology 11-12 (110)
The objective of this course is to introduce students to the mythology of multiple cultural traditions, including Greek, Roman, Norse, and Native American. Students will examine the structures of the various mythological systems, and then study specific major myths and also the common themes or motifs that unite myths across the cultures as well as their influence in pop culture.

Special Genres 11-12 (111)
This semester-long course will focus on reading and critiquing literary narratives. Class discussion will drive analysis of the social, cultural, and media influences of these texts. In addition to reading and analyzing novels written by a diverse group of authors, various films based on text will be watched and evaluated. Supplementary readings about different genres of literature, adaptations, and analysis will also be assigned throughout the semester to better understand the impact on society of literature on society.

Multicultural Literature 11-12 (112)
This course is a critical survey of writings by authors from the 18th through the 21st century. Students will study a range of genres, including fiction, poetry, drama, essay, autobiography, and non-fiction from early writings to modern-day selections. Students will examine a myriad of connections, such as how authors work and rework certain styles, techniques, genres, and
structures, as well as the historical context and impact. Students will also analyze how this tradition explores a diverse body of ideas like identity, freedom, mobility, and security.

Creative Writing 11-12 (113)
This writing course will focus on creative expression through various genres. Students will explore the writing process as they create original works while also reading, listening and/or viewing and responding to professional creative pieces in the form of prose, poetry, song, and art. Students will work both independently and collaboratively with peers as they hone their craft.

Public Speaking and Media 11-12 (114)
This course will improve communication skills through a variety of speaking and listening standards. Students will analyze famous speeches covering various purposes before communicating their own speeches to the class. Attention will be given to a variety of forms of communication delivery, including podcasting, to prepare for scenarios that reflect the variety of communication media platforms used in modern society.

Writing for Real Life 11-12 (115)
This course will strengthen written communication skills through a focus on informational writing standards (to include technical). Students will compose documents with a business communication focus while maintaining good writing conventions. Emphasis will be placed on strengthening the writing process of composing, revising, and publishing in order to be successful.

Inquiry Passion Projects 11-12 (116)
The mission of this course is to develop students who believe the world can be a better place and that they can be the ones to make it happen. To this end, students will take ownership of their own learning by completing projects which align with their own interests, curiosities, and passions with the goals of bettering themselves and their communities. Students will have the chance to design their own passion projects including learning how to ask the right questions, make goals, set their own checkpoints and successfully reach deadlines. Through this process students will build a number of their communication skills by better formulating their ideas, seeking information and sharing what they learn through writing and speaking.

Children’s Literature 11-12 (117)
The objective of this course is to examine children’s literature in a variety of genres and styles. Emphasis will be placed on recognizing and choosing quality literature for a variety of age groups as appropriate for developmental levels, understanding the history and development of literature for children, and becoming familiar with a variety of genres including picture books,
poetry, chapter books, non-fiction, and folk and fairy tales. Students will be required to obtain a variety of children’s books from libraries or other sources.

CCP Freshman Composition I - Semester Long; 3 semester hours  (125)
* awarded 1 high school credit
CCP Freshman Composition II - Semester Long; 4 semester hours (126)
* awarded 1 high school credit
These college courses are offered in partnership with Hocking College on Eastland and Fairfield campuses. Writing as a process that involves organization, development, prewriting, and revision is emphasized. Only students who meet Hocking College’s requirements may take this course.

Review date: May 2022 for 2022-23 school year 
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