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AP English Literature & Composition

AP English Literature and Composition is a specialized course for students who demonstrate an exceptional interest in and a commitment to the study of literature. The course is designed to cultivate careful readings of a variety of literary works (both in genre and in era) in order to develop a more sophisticated understanding of literary art and meaning. In order to develop the ability to perceive central issues, purposes, and techniques of various writers, students will learn to comment on abstract questions through analysis of specific works. In addition, students will explore, identify, and practice effective oral communication skills and improve their skills in written English through frequent writing. Students are expected to take the Advanced Placement examination.


Note: Summer reading requirement for this course will be announced in the spring via the Carondelet/De La Salle Website.


  • English


UC, CSU, & NCAA Approved




Carondelet/De La Salle


12th grade


Completion of Honors/AP English courses with a grade of “B” or English 3 with a grade of an “A-“. Student must also complete a writing assessment to demonstrate preparedness for the course. Students who do not meet the pre-requisite grade may sit for the exam upon recommendation of their English teacher.

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