AP® English Literature & Composition – Part 1: Stories
This course prepares you to read more deeply and write more clearly about works of literature. Through an engaging collection of videos, authentic readings, and support material from a variety of sources, you will learn to appreciate literature from different genres. This course will focus on reading, interpreting and writing about fiction and gothic literature.
You will broaden your vocabulary while you sharpen your academic and creative writing skills. Interaction with other students will help you to refine your thinking about the reading and writing as well. You will learn to write under time pressure, and have the opportunity to complete practice assignments that are similar to those you will find on the AP examination.
There are no prerequisites; you don’t have to take the AP exam to join the course. If you want to learn about literature and writing, this course is for you.
Upcoming start dates
- Self-paced Online
Who should attend?
- Introduction to Fiction, Shelley Part 1
- Shelley 2
- Stoker 1
- Stoker 2
- Beloved 1
- Writing about Fiction & Beloved 2
- Final Exam, part 1
Course delivery details
This course is offered through University of California, Berkeley, a partner institute of EdX.
4-5 hours per week
- Verified Track -$169
- Audit Track - Free
Certification / Credits
What you'll learn
In this part of the course, you’ll learn:
- How to read and interpret great works of fiction
- Cultural and historical background of gothic literature
- Academic writing skills
- Test-taking strategies
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