English IV: British Literature, 450-1780
Superheroes, monsters, kings, murderers. Danger, war, romance, humor. You’ll find all of this and more
in this course! English 4A is a survey of British literature from the Anglo-Saxon period beginning in 449
A.D. until the end of the English Enlightenment in 1780 A.D. This course covers literature from a culture
developing over more than 1,000 years. As you can imagine, there are many changes in society and ideas
through the passing of this much time.
In addition to reading exciting British literature and history, you’ll practice your vocabulary, grammar,
and writing skills. There are also creative writing assignments so that you can stretch your imagination!
Students often ask how much time is required to complete this course. This is a self-paced course, so the
amount of time needed depends on you. The course is designed to take about four months if you complete
one lesson about every two weeks and leaving time at the end to receive and take your final exam. Set
aside time to read the literature and carefully consider the questions. You’ll read
, a novel or play