MLWGS Class of 2028 Orientation News
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In the English program at MLWGS, students read great works of literature and then learn how to think about, discuss, and write about these works. English teachers model the analysis of literature in order to teach students how to recognize and appreciate not only the literary techniques that authors use but also the ideas that authors explore. Students learn about the English language, from the grammatical construction of sentences, through the organization of a paragraph, to the assemblage of ideas into a logical essay. Students also apply these skills to the way they speak in public and share their ideas in discussion. Through the literature studied, the English program encourages students to understand and appreciate interdisciplinary connections, especially those that naturally arise between the Global Studies and English programs. Opportunities to develop and expand learning are present not only in the classroom but also through various department-sponsored programs and extracurricular activities.

Courses offered typically include:

  • World Literature and Composition I
  • World Literature and Composition II
  • American Literature and Composition
  • AP English Language and Composition
  • British Literature and Composition
  • AP English Literature and Composition