This course challenges students with rigorous and rewarding assignments. Students will explore the development of English language and survey famous British fiction authors. They will examine the effect of time upon literary works, as well as make advanced studies of drama, plot structures, devices, and motivations. Students will probe nonfiction texts as well as read and analyze British literature. Conducting research, organizing ideas, and preparing presentations, students will create an argumentative persuasive text, a story with conflict and resolution, a poem, a script, and an analytical essay. In addition, students will learn to write for real-life situations such as e-mail and professional resumés. Students will apply critical thinking skills to gain perspective on the media and analyze speeches.