At Moses Brown, seniors are becoming literary scholars, creative writers, and thoughtful critics of text. Those who have demonstrated a committed and earnest approach to the study of English are invited to take AP English, a full-year course that involves frequent writing exercises and intensive reading in poetry, fiction, drama, and non-fiction prose. They study classics like The Odyssey, Sophocles’ Oedipus Cycle, Dante’s Inferno, Milton’s Paradise Lost, Hamlet, To the Lighthouse, and Invisible Man. Candidates for this class must exhibit a high level of interest in reading and writing about challenging literature and a willingness to engage actively in frequent discussions. Students in this class are required to take the AP Literature & Composition exam.
Seniors have a broad menu of English electives available to them, many of which offer a level of challenge comparable to that of introductory college courses. Students with a special interest in English may take an extra elective if space is available.Inquire